The artichokes and cardoons that I sowed on February 2nd were moved out into the poly tunnel today. Not a spectacular germination rate, and the ones that I tried to grow last year didn’t do all that well, but I figured that I’d just use up whatever seeds I had left and give it another go. I’ve got a few here anyway, and I’ll probably pot them up into something larger in about a week.

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The organization of the poly tunnel is coming along. The top shelves at least have been cleared for seed trays. So far in here I have onions and leeks, hollyhocks, brassicas, and beets and I just moved artichokes and cardoons that I had started indoors under grow lights out there today. (These are all fairly cold tolerant so they should be fine in here until it REALLY starts to warm up). I’m trying to time it so that some of these things will be ready to plant out or be moved outside by the time I really get going with things like tomatoes, peppers, basils and other high heat lovers. There’s still a little bit of clutter that needs to be organized but we’ll get to that tomorrow. I also have a hot mess just outside the greenhouse that needs to be cleaned up as well.

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I’ve been talking about multi sowing in several of my recent posts and here’s a video from Charles Dowding that goes into detail about that particular method. I use this method for a lot of seed starting, and I’m really pleased with it. Some of these plants work really well planted as clumps (beets and onions in particular). Other seedlings will be pricked out of their initial growth clump and potted up into six packs of potting soil as individual plants to grow on until I’m ready to plant them out (like the wide variety of brassicas that I sowed a couple of days ago). https://youtu.be/pXOM2gzL0AQ
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More from JennHen

The organization of the poly tunnel is coming along. The top shelves at least have been cleared for seed trays. So far in here I have onions and leeks, hollyhocks, brassicas, and beets and I just moved artichokes and cardoons that I had started indoors under grow lights out there today. (These are all fairly cold tolerant so they should be fine in here until it REALLY starts to warm up). I’m trying to time it so that some of these things will be ready to plant out or be moved outside by the time I really get going with things like tomatoes, peppers, basils and other high heat lovers. There’s still a little bit of clutter that needs to be organized but we’ll get to that tomorrow. I also have a hot mess just outside the greenhouse that needs to be cleaned up as well.

108 views · Feb 20th
I’ve been talking about multi sowing in several of my recent posts and here’s a video from Charles Dowding that goes into detail about that particular method. I use this method for a lot of seed starting, and I’m really pleased with it. Some of these plants work really well planted as clumps (beets and onions in particular). Other seedlings will be pricked out of their initial growth clump and potted up into six packs of potting soil as individual plants to grow on until I’m ready to plant them out (like the wide variety of brassicas that I sowed a couple of days ago). https://youtu.be/pXOM2gzL0AQ
185 views · Feb 19th