Happy 2024 gardeners January is finally here for meany that have started and thinking about starting here is a quick get ya going guide for this month
I love veg, well growing it as it one of the easiest and its not just a pretty plant it can be used in so meany ways unlike pretty plants.
A lot of you may have some in the poly and over wintered to see you though until spring. Good for you I am not that organised I tend to grow the plugs and plants and have fresh veg about until October and that's about it for me I get rapped up in other projects to keep on top of it.
But now is the time to start seeding
pick a pot, any pot the smaller the better at this point. 1 cm sell works best for me as I grow a lot and space is a problem in the propagators. But fill with soil and place the seed about 6 mm deep and cover with light sifted soil (us a metal sift works est) water well and keep warm about 20 degrees and mist if needed.
Microgreens such as radish, spinach, beetroot, mizuna, rocket, coriander, mustard and fennel
Easy so so easy. And kids can join in just like cress at school :) you can use paper towel or a thin layer of soil in a flat tray. About ½ inch to an inch of soil in a tray. Cover with seeds, a good hand full and thick covering cover with more soil about ¼ inch and water well and in 10 ish day you will have a eatable mat of micro greens and you can sow them every 5 days if you use a lot of them
one of my favorite to grow. For the home grower a 10 cm pot filled to about an inch from the top and a good sprinkle of a herb of you choosing and a good sifted soil about 6 mm water well. If you have a poly stick em in there.
Rosemary, sage, thyme 1 seed in a cell abort 1 cm and about 5 cells to 10 cells
some my not make it and if thy do you have neighbours
other to sow
Fruit: woodland strawberries, “Glaskin’s Perpetual” rhubarb
Flowers are a good way to get started for summer you can get some seeds in now if you have that guarding itch and lets face it its been a long wet winter and not much to do out side other that take a shower here are some suggestions to sow this month in the green house and if you don't have a green house a windows to let us do the hard work and we will have some available soon
seed tray with moist soil in a cell about 2 cm 2 seeds. A large 10 cm pot 5 seeds
this is a bit more in-depth so look out for a guide coming soon
have a wonder full 2024 and we will be back open February time