Check out this contest. I like the idea of planting a seed in some creative container and watching it grow.
The Truck Farm Garden Contest is simple: plant a seed in the most creative place you can think of, watch it grow, snap a photo and email it to us (along with…
Yes! My friends are behind this and I’ve been too busy to actually do a post on it. Thanks, theDirtExperiment!
Just back from a very splendid time at the inaugural Warehouse Cafe allotment club and seed swap. Good food and garden tips were also shared at what will be a regular get together, meeting on the last Monday of each month at 7pm. It was nice to meet some fellow enthusiasts including allotmenteering and get an update from the Balcony Larder.
If you live in the vicinity you can join in the fun and have some of the chervil, Greek cress and heritage variety runner bean seeds pictured here to grow yourself. There are a very limited amount available at the Warehouse to the first people who call to collect.
I’ve already posted on how to grow beans and the other other two are even easier, just rake a patch of soil, scatter the seed, cover with a bit more soil and keep well watered. The cress will be ready to eat in about 6 weeks time - just trim off the leaves as you want them with scissors. Chervil takes a bit longer to produce its lovely feathery, slightly aniseed flavoured leaves and may well run to seed if we get warm weather. Don’t worry, because the flowers are also edible and if you leave it to self seed, you’ll end up with a regular supply with no effort at all on your part.
Buckhorst H1 Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic
Pile of failed #seeds. Made room in the cold frame today. #gardendc
It’s alright, more seeds started successfully than not.
#LeDroitPark #tulips, creeping phlox and Japanese maple. #gardenspotting
John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic