There’s something magical about seedlings. After a cold winter – one that is reluctant to give up it’s hold, pushing snow and biting winds into April – even the smallest signs of spring are warmly welcomed.
Pete’s been sowing seeds in our heated propagator but has moved two trays of seedlings onto the bathroom windowsill to start the hardening off process. Our bathroom is downstairs, at the back of the house and gets fairly cold at night, when the heating isn’t on.
There are Sungold, Black Krim, Black Russian and Tigarella tomatoes, Orange Bell sweet peppers, Black Beauty aubergines, Cape Gooseberries and chillis from an ancient Wahaca seed pack.
There are many more seeds to sow. Some will need the helping heat of the propagator, some will be sown in the greenhouse and others directly into the soil outside.
I look forward to watching them grow and of course, to harvesting the results.