Wish I’d invested in gravel trays and capillary matting from the get-go, so much easier and less opportunity for flooding. The matting is amazing, a different class altogether than that I got from Steve, although at least that was free! Everything is still growing slowly though, I think because of the cold and the lack…
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Well, today the capillary matting and water trays arrived, hopefully making it a little easier to keep seedlings alive without wrecking the house… I celebrated by sowing the (now very late) Butternut Squash seeds from DigIn, and potted up the trailing tom plugs that also arrived today. So glad I didn’t rely on the DigIn…
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So, day before yesterday I also sowed some fresh salad leaves outside in the last of the troughs and some broccoli, chilies and climbing french beans inside. probably too late for the broccoli, and anyway not sure where to put the plants if they turn in to plants, but hey.

OK, so the BBC seeds finally arrived day before yesterday. Hope it’s not too late for the tomatoes… Still having problems with wilting fuschia cuttings, and seedlings are still very slow putting on any growth. I think maybe it gets too cold over night? Lack of sun at the moment can’t be helping either. It’s…
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So it seems that although I have taught myself to be a pretty ruthless gardener when it comes to moving or even removing shrubs etc. that have outgrown their space or just plain don’t work, I am a wimp when it comes to seedlings. The seedlings sown a few weeks ago in peat jiffy pots…
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