It’s a thrill to see seeds sprouting – makes you realised that the growing season is nearly upon us! The LEEKS (mrs d), PEAS (Gladstone & newick), sweet peas & BROAD BEANS (h barry plot 19) all on their way, & virtually all the TOMATOES. Even the PEPPERS which I really had grave doubts about have started to come up.
It’s not all jolly news, though - the seeds that I saved last year from the SHALLOTS (pw banana) just don’t seem to be viable, & the self saved PARSNIP (h white gem) seed have just sat & done nothing for over three weeks.
And as an experiment – suggested on the GYO grapevine – I have sown a big pot with four DWARF FRENCH BEAN seeds (two each of tendergreen & early warwick) & these should grow & flower & set beans all from the comfort of the spare room windowsill for a really early crop.