Thursday, December 27, 2007

Alpine Strawberrys, Seeds and Dreams


I am slightly out of it, from switching from nights to days. Hopefully I will recover from my work to be able to blog more.
As I got up the light was fading.I only saw one bird today the blurry robin in the photo in the twighlight.
The large seed tray with 84 cells has been filled up now with spring onions, basil, coriander, and parsley (one line of seven only)..
I tried out some matchbook seeds today. Ten Alpine Strawberry plants. The cards were torn out and planted in compost with the seeds glued on to the card. The pointed ends go into the soil to the depth of a black line!Simplicity itself.I will chart their progress. They are going to be edging plants on one side of the border!
I'm working friday and saturday. Sunday is roast turkey day, and trying to cook a chocolate sponge with the sauce under the sponge. I used to make one like that but lost the recipie.
My seeds box is sat on the Sofa. I bought a lot and got given a lot too. I have to work out whats going to bloom in my north east facing garden before I try to germinate them.
My shopping list is growing. The climbing roses, and honeysuckle need some support to grow up, as do the sweet pea's. The apple tree needs a bigger pot, and I want some edging to replace my tiles. Maybe log roll? I want to add six inxhes more top soil on the broken fence border.
Winter is good time to dream and plan the next growing season. Dream of springtime and all the flowers to come, and the kitchen garden!

2 comments:

Vanillalotus said...

What a great plan you have for your garden. Winter is wonderful to plan. It doesn't feel like winter here at all. It has only gotten to the low 30s but soon goes up to 50 or even 70 during the day. Can't wait to see what you make of your new garden.

snappy said...

Thanks Vanilla lotus,Happy new year to you.The weather here is up and down from cold to mild...
look forward to your comments on the new garden to come!