Living the Good Life…

Adventures of the garden patch

Tomatoes Greenhouse 2

These are the tomatoes from my second greenhouse, they are all looking nice and healthy, at the minutes they are alright on the shelves but i think i will have to findĀ  a new home from them when they strat to get bigger like the ones in the other greenhouse…

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Greenhouse tomatoes

Since re-potting the tomato plants have grown nicely. Today I had them all out of the greenhouse so I could make sure they were all OK, and make sure I caught all the upcoming shoots from the stems…

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Peppers and Tomatoes

As you can see below my tomatoes and pepper plants have grown nice and big due to the nice weather we have had, in fact they have well outgrown their current seed trays, and are more than read to be re-potted individually so that there roots can establish properly and they have room to grow further foliage.

I have been waiting to collect some decent size pots from Granyma’s that I could re-pot them into. At the time I only had smaller pots which were better than the seed trays they were in but in time would need re-potting again from. However yesterday i was able to pick up some more pots from their greenhouse, and some more soil, so this morning I have been potting up as many as i can, both pepper plants and tomatoes. I have added a few canes to some which have grown slanted ect within the seed trays to try to encourage them to grow upwards, which im sure they will do as their roots settle and they are laced in the sun. Before long I ran out room to place them in the greenhouse, Later on my plan is to grow half of my tomatoes plants outside, however coming straight from indoors I want to acclimatise them first. So far now this is all that I could plant up, but it makes a big difference to the amount that was in the trays before…

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Last wave of seeds…

These are my last batch of seedlings it’s probably a little bit late for the Alicante tomatoes but im hoping, they will catch up in the green house they seem to be growing very quickly in the windowsill, they all like the nice volume of sunshine, and the nice heat through the window. The sweetpeas are also doing really well i am thinking of just re-potting them straight into the trellis when they get a little bit bigger, so that they don’t have to experience too much root disturbance and have a chance of growing nice big roots from early on. Again the sunflowers are doing really well and are growing height fairly quickly. This time I have planted just three to a small pot and they have grown a lot quicker with the extra room to grow, i also think that they will be easier to re-plant, as their roots will not be as tangled as the last sunflower plants…

As you can see on the right is my first attempt of growing lavender from seed, the shoots only came up slowly, and then all of a sudden in the last week, they have all started dying, they have not dried out due to the sun, as the leaves are still moist, and i have made sure that the soil is not to wet, so im not sure why they are dying back. I have tried setting a second set of seeds, and hope that i will have more luck, but we will have to see how things go…

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