Saturday, 8 May 2010

Signs of Growth

Hi everyone, although the weather has become cooler, there are lots of little seedlings growing in the greenhouse.

Climbing Beans, Blue Lake

Globe Artichokes, Violetta di Chioggia

Tomatoes, Gardener's Delight



I had an idea to grow some salad leaves. If your a fan of those bags of salad in the supermarkets, it's well worth a go at growing your own. I borrowed a book about it from the library last year and then got lucky when the library had an old book sale in that I got it for 50p! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to grow salad, it's called Salad Leaves for All Seasons by Charles Dowding

This is my idea to grow some lettuces in an old bit of guttering placed on the greenhouse shelf! They are doing fairly well, hopefully the slugs won't reach them up there.:0)


  1. Ciao Giovanna....Well Janet is a diminutive of Jane and Janette, so.
    All l wanted to know was, are the above seedlings, planted with the Finacial Times. If so, will they create interest, show a profit and are transferable.....?
    Slugs and snails, l grow hostas in pots, on the patio, and they get on those.
    I think they climb up the virginia creeper, and jump.
    But , l don't have the heart to kill them.
    Like to see the plants in a few weeks though, see how they've BEAN doing. Lovely.
    Well Done. :0)

  2. Hi Willie - no sorry it's not the FT but The Telegraph and the local free newspaper! But they are growing well! :0)

    Hi Andi - I would definately recommend one, they are so useful this time of yearwhen your window sills get full up of plants! :0)

  3. I love your newspaper pots for seedlings and will use that idea at school ... I am Eco coordinator at my school and will be starting an allotment this year.
    Heather ~ The Patchwork Heart ♥