Friday, 28 June 2013

Green fingers

A busy weekend approaches as we try and find our courtyard garden under all of the bindweed growing there after being abandoned for 5 weeks eek! And in planting out our money saving tip for this blog.
Yes we've been growing veg.
A seed swap with friends has made this an extremely cheap venture and also stops seeds from going stale between seasons as there aren't any left. Although a great tip from a friend on that one is to store your seeds in an airtight container in the fridge as that keeps them in hibernation.
I used old papers to make seedling pots which can easily be planted straight out as they are biodegradable,  and old yoghurt pots to make labels. Old tins make interesting and funky plant pots and our waterbutt and compost bin have really come in to their own.
We left our planting late this year to let our seedlings grow while we spent the month with family, but there is still time to get growing.
So if you fancy some green fingers why not try growing some 'cut and come again' salad? Only harvest the leaves of the plant and it will continue to grow, keeping you in salad for several weeks, and you stagger your planting you will have a constant supply.
So what are you waiting for?  Happy planting x

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