|Seed Sowing Time|
It's early March and as the gardens move slowly from the grip of winter in to spring, the trumpets of the daffodils are opening and the birds are collecting nesting material, work in the greenhouse is already focusing on this summer, it's seed sowing time! This year's annual display will be grown from seeds that have been chosen from the 'Chiltern Seeds' catalogue along with some of last year's unused seeds from 'Thompson & Morgan'. Small, shallow flower pots were filled with seed compost, levelled, gently firmed by pushing down on the soil using the base of one of the empty flower pots and then watered. The packets were divided into those requiring immediate sowing, February to March (March to May will be sown in a few weeks time) and, following the guidance on each packet, the seeds were scattered over the top of the compost, some had compost sieved over them and some not, labelled, lightly watered again and placed in the mist unit under glass. Cleome, Antirrhinum, Nicotiana, Amaranthus, Lobelia, Lavatera and Rudbeckia were the first to be sown, next will be the Cosmos, Tagetes and Zinnia.
|The First Sowing, 27 Pots of Seed|