Having finally planted my seeds over the last few weeks (hee hee that sounds rude!) I am extremely pleased to announce that they are doing very well indeed! (Too well perhaps but i'll get to that...)
The sweet peas are quite big now...
and the rockit is really rocketing (haha!):
My butternut squash has doubled in size (3 plants now!)
(S'cuse the undies hanging in the background. Knickers and squash seed in happy union!)
And my avocado is sprouting after about 4 months of nothing!
I Love growing things! In fact, I got so excited about choosing my seeds and even more excited about planting them into egg boxes and toilet roll tubes, and practically hyperventilated when I first saw their shoots appearing above the soil! But it dawned on me this weekend that I made no follow on plans for when they actually grow whatsoever - ie they are starting to get too big for their little pots and I have nothing to transfer them too! Oh No! Stop growing seeds! Wait for me to get my act together!
It did get me looking for planters though, and I found these beauties:
From the Guardian Eco Store
From Containerama (!)
All of them are under £20, so a real bargain if you ask me.
And now, to the Aphids...
I told you recently about my war with the Aphids, remember? Well here is an update. I am extremely sad to announce that we have lost a lettuce. It was loved very much and will be missed dearly by its parents, Reg, me and my mister. Its older siblings commented today that the lettuces untimely death will indeed leave a hole in their life....literally...
RIP lettuce plant.
But I wont let it happen again! I have armed myself with the most ferocious weapons the organic gardening sector can throw at me.... I have plant based insect repellent and i'm not afraid to use it!!
I have also made good progress with my dress but its late (actually waaaay past my bedtime at 22.53!) so no time to tell today. But I will say this. Dress darts are sew easy when you know how!! (How I make myself laugh!)
Still currently listening too Winters Sleeve by Animal Collective. It really is incredible. Still cant find a link, though apologies...
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