I sowed my first seeds of 2012 today. Just a few cauliflowers and some Antirrhinum's which I'm hoping to get to grow in a corner bed, I use for attracting insects into the "potager". I also planted up some pumpkin seeds I had germinated.... I know it's a bit early but hey!!
I found those pumpkin seeds recently and wrote a piece about the germination test I ran on them. Well, they weren't at all good, and only about 35% germinated, 7 out of 20, so I decided to trash the whole batch and dispatched them to the compost heap. However, those seven that germinated...
I had a good look and, as they all seemed healthy enough, I carefully potted them up. If I get some pumpkin plants, it will be a bonus.
Sowing the seeds got me to thinking about this time last year when I had such great hopes for the garden, hopes that, sadly in 2011 were to be dashed. I'm not going to say that I've bounced back, but, maybe I could say I've limped back and with some kind weather, not too many pests and lots of great luck, I'm hoping to get my garden back into shape this year.
I'll try and keep you all informed of how I get on.