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Seedlings

This is how I’m getting on growing a few plants from seed. I have Shasta Daisy, mixed poppy, poppy ‘Angel’s Choir’, verbena, delphiniums, sweet pea, candytuft ‘fairy mixed’, 2 varieties of sunflower, and cucumber and dwarf bean. For now.

Our dining room has looked more like a greenhouse for the last few weeks, but now it’s warm enough to start introducing the tiny little things to the great out doors. My sister bought me this mini plastic greenhouse for my birthday and as soon as I had chance, I put it together and transferred the trays to there. A mini-review of the mini greenhouse: The make was Gardman, but I don’t know where it came from – perhaps Homebase. Anyway, although its construction was very simple, you need to have the patience of a saint. You push one pole in, another pole pops out; you push one pole in, another pole pops out; you push one pole in, another pole pops out. You get the idea! It took a lot longer than it should have

The mini-greenhouse

The mini-greenhouse

because of that problem.

After my plants’ first night outdoors, I unzipped the cover the next morning, only to find them all wilting in the heat. So I immediately watered them and left the cover open. In fact I didn’t close it up again after that. But it was only 2 days later when disaster struck. I don’t know what happened; there was no wind – perhaps a gentle breeze; but I went out to water them and the whole greenhouse had collapsed and about 3 of the trays were completely upsidedown.

The shasta daisy, candytuft and 1 tray of dwarf beans suffered the worst. I don’t want to risk this happening again, so for now, they’re mostly all on the windowsills of the shed, but I will re-construct the greenhouse inside the shed where it will get the sun. It’s a real shame, and I was gutted because planting all those seeds took ages. So if you’re looking for something similar, I’d advise you to go for something that has screws keeping the shelves and joints in place.

The greenhouse on the ground

The greenhouse on the ground

By the way, the vebena and delphinium seeds I bought off e-bay were useless – they’ve been planted now for 4 weeks, and only 1 out of about 50 of each variety have actually grown. Annoying because vebena plants are quite expensive and I wanted enough delphiniums that even the slugs would get full up and some would survive! I’ll let you know how it goes.

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