Bed One has erupted into life with beetroot, carrots and slightly to thickly planted spring onions. I’m thrilled with the germination rate in this bed. The beetroot I soaked the seeds overnight. See my fancy-held-together with pegs bed covers. Daggy, but kitty and chook proof!
For years I always assumed carrots seeds had to be mixed with sand to make sure they’re spread out. I had an ah-ha moment recently when I thought why sand? Why not dirt or compost? So this time I deposited a handful of seeds into a handful of rich black compost*. Into drills it went. (I covered the seeds with a old cardboard beer carton) And 2 weeks later this is what it looks like!
I will let them get just a bit bigger before I start thinning. I think I too will need my hand held for this……. (see this blog)