There is new life sprouting in the greenhouse at last!
I sowed these hardy Winter lettuce
seed at the end of last Summer and I have been meaning to plant them into growbags but just didn't get around to it. Maybe in the next couple of days I will be spending some time out there if it ever stops raining!
Fantastic results with my Bedfordshire Champion onion
seed which I sowed on Boxing day. I gave them warmth from a heated propagator in the greenhouse for a couple of weeks.
Then last week when they had germinated I took the top of the propagator, and today they looked quite a bit bigger so I turned off the heat on the propagator. I want to begin the process of hardening them off very slowly. I don't want them to get pale and spindly with all that protection. In the next couple of days I will pot them up into individual modules to give them some more root growth. I've never grown onion from seed before, always from sets. This is the way it is done for the show bench!
Also sitting happily on an open bench in the greenhouse is my Isle of Wight Early purple garlic
plants. I'll plant these outside in a couple of weeks too!