This morning started off dull and wet but it’s now dry and sunny which must be a relief to all those running the London Marathon. I will probably take a far more leisurely look round the plot then after lunch do some indoor gardening checking and watering the seeds I’ve got growing on the windowsill.
I’ve had rather mixed success so far with the best of the flower seeds being the cosmos and sunflowers. Here are two of each, the sunflowers (bottom two plants) being the dwarf variety Musicbox which I’ve not grown before.
One of the sunflowers Mongolian Giant is now over a foot tall but I can’t plant it out until night-time temperatures warm up considerably.
The first lot of tomatoes Golden Sunrise and Outdoor Girl are doing okay. It’s noticeable how different the latter’s leaves (top two plants) are to most varieties. I’ve sown a few more which have just started to appear.
The first Tiny Tim seed didn’t germinate but I sowed a couple more during the week and one has just appeared.
When I settle down afterwards to sofa fly with a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits I will continue to enjoy reading Growing Space – a history of the allotment movement by Lesley Acton which I’m finding interesting and informative.
Have a good week!