It finally felt like Spring was making an appearance at the weekend, well Saturday at least. I wandered about the garden in bare feet, yup BARE FEET! Goodness it felt good.
I brought a few seedlings a couple of weeks ago, kinda forgot about them as the weather wasn't 'gardening weather'. So I went from having 12 seedlings to 6, and because they were on the verge of being no more I felt that putting them straight into the ground might really leave me with none. So I made some newspaper seedling pots, easy peasy. Once the plants grow some mussels I can pop them straight into the ground so these guys will be forever happy!
This year my veggie garden is going to be amazing! I'm starting with the pretty stuff, Sweet Peas and Cornflowers.
Newspaper seedling pots:
I use an old jar, but a bottle or something of similar shape does the trick, fold a large sheet of newspaper in 1/2, roll the newspaper round the jar and tuck the bottom of the paper up once you get to the 1/2 point on the paper, then just continue rolling.
Have enough string cut that you can wrap around it twice, wrap the string around, but not too tight though, because when you pull the jar out the pressure can collapse the newspaper. Tie it off and slowly pull the jar out. Fill it 1/2 way up with soil or compost and then pour a little water over it. Plant your seedling and just like that you have a cosy new home for your seedling!
Before you plant your seedlings into the garden just snip the string.