WEST HILL BLOG No. 31 Busy busy ... Seed sowing, growing plants ...

Its been a while since I put pen to paper on this blog ... largely because of the increased workload of preparation for planting (see next blog) and the sowing of vegetables.

So whats been happening?

Despite the cool nights, windy weather, persistent rain & occasional sun, seed sowing has taken priority. 

I sowed everything under glass, and as seed germinated, the plants were moved to the cooler polytunnel, to reduce the risk of drying out. 

Vegetables sown; 

Tomatoes (over 100 plants), Courgette, Peppers,
Marrow, Butternut Squash, Cucumbers, Melons & Sweet Corn, 

A few ornamentals too, courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Societies Seed Department included a few flowery annuals; Cosmos, Cleome & Nicotiana along with a few choice little numbers of Primula's, Telekia & Digitalis which will planted next year.

Away from seed, the polytunnel is starting to fill up with summer bedding plants; Ageratum, Begonia, Pelargonium, Petunia etc  all to be grown on to sell in WESC's charity shops.