Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Yet more seeds

Those of you who have read my blog over the past few weeks will know that a recurrent theme has been my inability to grow anything from seed. Lots of people have said very encouraging things to me and bullied me into not giving up.

So, today, I tried again. I planted one of those 24 cell things with 8 each of three different varieties of leaves, batavia, lollo rosso and wild chicory. I think that’s what I have sown but – my translation might have missed something as, of course, all the seed packets were in French.

I have taken steps to prevent everything being eaten by mice. I looked at propagators in the garden centre and now, Sylvia, my wife, has a drawer missing from her vegetable rack!!! I used good compost –which sadly I had to buy as my own is not good enough for seeds yet - Maybe next year though.

So, if in a couple of weeks a photo appears you’ll know it worked. If you hear no more then please...

I also bought a French – English Horticultural Dictionary - I’m hoping that might help me a bit. I’m expecting delivery tomorrow so I’ll let you know what I think.


1 comment:

Kate said...

I can't wait to see some little green shoots popping through your compost.That dictionary sounds like a great idea. Here we have seed packets written in Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese and when I get to the French ones it is a relief to find SOME of the words are deciperable, at least!The Italian man where I buy the Italian seeds is very patient with my questions even when I want him to tell me EVERYTHING it says on the packet!