creating a Sky Garden.
I like carrots but they’re a vegetable that I never have much luck in growing. This year I’m trying the short, stumpy variety Caracas . Earlier this month I sowed a row, between two rows of onions in a bid to deter carrot fly, but they’ve yet to germinate and appear. I’ll be sowing a second row in June.
Regular readers will know that cosmos are one of my favourite flowers, especially the white variety Purity. Earlier in the year I noticed that there is a variety Yellow Garden which didn’t seem to be available in the UK. I then found that a recently introduced variety Xanthos, which means yellow in Greek, is so I ordered a packet from Crocus. On receipt I noticed that the seed count stated 30 but I found 42 in the packet I received. I sowed some at home and most of them germinated and appeared within a week. As well as planting these out when big enough to do so I’ll also sow some direct to see how they do.
Like me Karen at Sunny Day Photography lives in a flat but whereas I live on the ground floor she lives way up high where she has a small balcony and recently started creating a Sky Garden. I sent her some seeds to try including pot marigolds Flighty’s Favourites. As a thank you she kindly sent me an allotmenteer’s keyring and a small gardening plaque, both of which are much appreciated. Do have a read of her most enjoyable and informative post, and the pictures in the Gallery are well worth looking at as well.
Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!