Hi, sorry it has been quite a while, but i have been so busy i haven’t had a second to myself!
as you know i planted some basil last month but unfortunately it went to seed 😦 so i have picked up and planted some more, in addition to the basil i have planted some other yummy edibles! So now i have tomato plants, rocket (which really does rocket up!it grows so fast!) some mixed italian herbs, thyme, chives, beetroot and carrot, which are all past the germinating stages now so all i need to do now is wait, i shall also be busy later these eve and plant a few more, i can’t help it! i love growing things! also in related news i am thinking of making a blog devoted entirely to growing, gardening etc so keep yoour eyes peeled.
In even happier news (if possible!) i am meeting with my college tutor next week, now i may have mentioned volunteer at the charity shop Scope, and last year i got to do a work based NVQ cousre in customer care and retail skills, when i had finished the course last november i decied i would like to go on to level 3 but i was informed as i am over 19 i can’t get funding, well now. thanks to my amazing boss at Scope, i am able to do another course! not quite level 3 but it is a supervisory course!! So we shall be meeting with my tutor next friday to discuss everything!
As you may know i a bit of an amatuer gardener, i am just starting out and testing new things, and a few weeks back i bought a “grow your own basil” Kitand guess what? it’s grown! The start of this week it finally made my day and germinated! The wee soldiers that they are! So on a happy mood today before going to the dentist i went out and bought myself some more edible things to grow inside as i think my soil is too ruined to cultivate veg in it just yet, so i bought a multi pack of seeds which include carrots, spinach, beetroot, broccoli and parsnips and also i bought some lavender seeds (i adore the smell!) and hefted home some seed and sowing compost (Kills your arms!)
As i don’t have a lot of window space i have decided to conduct a wee test, half of the lavender i have sown an inch down into the soil and the other half i just sprinkled on top of the soil, as i have had mixed views on how easy lavender is to grow some people say it is really easy but others say it is hard to get it to germinate. For the second part of the test i have placed one pot of each lavender on the window-sill and the rest on a wire shelving rack on the floor of the kitchen, along with the Carrots and the mushroom growing kit i also bought a few weeks back, i have also placed the beetroot on the window-sill, as the same thing has happened i researched and people have mixed views on general germination, some say they MUST have sunlight and some say it’s not essential, so we shall see. If we have and green fingered friends in theaudience i would love to heqar your views on the subject, What do YOU think is better for germination?
That’s all for now though