Kitchen table nursery

This is the state of my kitchen table, covered with all my little seedlings growing away.

I have patio doors there so it is the place with the most light.  On there I have 4 types of tomato, 4 types of bean, rainbow chard, sweet peppers, 2 types of leek, 2 types of lettuce, butternut squash, peas, sweet peas, sunflowers, basil and cress.  The beans are way too early and will probably get chucked except the dwarf ones which are actually starting to flower!  The tomatoes got a little bit scorched when I put them out in the sun but have made a stirling recovery and I think they are going to be ok.  I’m a bit scared to put them out into the mini plastic greenhouse as they might all die and I’d be left with nothing.

I bought the packet of cress seeds in Morrisons, but it doesn’t look like the cress I’m used to…..these are like little umbrellas

I tasted some and it was quite peppery.

A lovely member of my local knititng group very kindly gave me some terracotta pots last week as she is moving away and can’t take everything with her.  I got quite a haul and am very grateful….thanks Sarah!

I ordered a few more seeds yesterday from MoreVeg who sell small quantities for 50p, cos I don’t need many.  I’ve got a couple of different squashes coming, some alpine strawberries and asparagus peas (and a few others, ahem!).  My veg patch is going to be absolutely heaving in the height of the growing season!!

In the next few days I shall be sowing some nasturtiums and pot marigold seeds which Flighty kindly sent me to use as companion plants and attract insects, and hopefully getting the rest of my seed potatoes into the ground as their chits are getting rather long now.  Looks like it is going to be warming up a bit again at the weekend although it could be a bit damp.

I shall also be going to The Chester Food & Drink Festival this weekend.  We go every year and my favourite bit is the lunchtime hog roast,  yum!  On Sunday, Eaton Hall is open to the public for the day so depending on the weather we may go along to that.  We went at the end of the summer last year so it will be interesting to see the difference at this time of year.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. oh very nice, they are all looking great, good luck with them 🙂

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  2. Mmm, yum – won’t it be great to be able to eat all those lovely veggies! Looking good! Sorry I haven’t commented lately – I’ve had problems leaving comments on WordPress blogs, but all sorted now.
    Dan
    -x-

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  3. Looks like you will have a full veg plot in the summer. My back bedroom looks very similar! You have to use what space you have if like me you haven’t got a proper greenhouse, one day….

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  4. My flatmate has been very tolerant of all the seedlings on the kitchen table, even when it keep moving them to the coffee table for their afternoon “sunbath.”
    Thanks for the link to More Veg. Nice to able to buy smaller quantities of seeds, I’ve have ended up with more than I really have room for!

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  5. It’s all looking good, and thanks for the mention! Enjoy the weekend. xx

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