I’ve gotten a little over excited with my seed sowing this Spring. I just love growing things from seed – its just so exciting watching plants germinate (yes I know, very plant nerdy statement wasn’t it). I think that this year I may have overdone the seed sowing a little.
I have filled all four shelves of my mini greenhouse with seed trays and still I am thinking of sowing more. Now, I should point out that I have a few other bloggers to thank for my seed driven excitement. I’ve recently swapped seeds with Diana at Kebun Malay-Kadazan Girls, L at 500m2 in Sydney as well as Bek from Beks Backyard and naturally I wanted to try all their varieties as well as those I’d already bought for myself.
Apart from the tomatoes that I mentioned in an earlier post and which are doing really well,
this is what I have sown:
Herbs: Sorrel, Marjoram, Basil (a mix, Italian Sweet Leaf and Thai), Dill (although that was direct into the ground), Coriander, & Chives.
Lettuces & Salad Leaves: Salad Bowl Green, Salad Bowl Red, Mix, Freckles, Wild Rocket, Raddichio
Cucurbits: Golden Nugget Pumpkin, Black Zucchini, Lebanese Cucumber, Lemon Cucumber, Summer Dance Cucumber, Catalina Pickling Cucumber
Eggplants: Bonica, Lebanese Bunching, Listada di Gandia, Thai Green
Capsicums/Chillies: Poblano/Ancho, Capsicum Purple Beauty, Pepper Alma Paprika, Tobago Seasoning, Birds Eye chilli, Capsicum Cherrytime, Mini Mama, Golden California Wonder, Long hot Cayenne, Scotch Bonnet, Cayenne, Capsicum Hungarian Hot Wax, Capsicum Californian Wonder, Capsicum Marconi Red, Mini birds Eye.
Other: Cylindrical Beetroot, Swiss Chard, Rainbow Chard, Celery, Celeriac, Tamarillo, Cape Gooseberry, Spring Onions, Purple King Beans, Majestic Butter Beans, Beanette Beans, Sweet Potatoes.
All this is before I sow the majority of my beans and radishes.
Pretty much everything is up and doing well although I do have a few things yet to germinate. A couple of the eggplants – Listada di Gandia & Thai Green have yet to appear although they were planted after the others. I have sown Poblano chillies on two occasions so far and none have germinated. I will try again but I will wait until the weather warms a bit just in case. Also yet to appear are the Cape Gooseberries and the tamarillo. The Cape Gooseberries may never come up as the seed was very old but I am still hopeful of the tamarillo as that was sown with fresh seed.
I did look at it all and wonder where on earth its all going to go, particularly as its still months until the garlic can be harvested and that is using up a fair bit of bed space. The chillies and capsicums I think will stay in pots but the rest will need space in the ground. Oh well – it should be fun cramming it all in and in the meantime I will gaze encouragingly at my tomato plants. I took them out of the green house today as I want to harden them off for a couple of weeks before planting them out in October. Hope they will be alright on this, their first night without the protection of plastic.
What have you planted recently? Do you know where it will go when its big enough to plant out?