Unwins Seeds

Easter March 2013

27 March 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Unwins Family

Easter Weekend and the clocks are going forward; I’ve been waiting for this moment since December! But with masses of seeds still to sow and a greenhouse that is cluttered with overwintering plants, Easter 2013 isn’t quite what I’d hoped for.  

I’m sure it’s not just me that is feeling fed up with the constant cold and disruptive weather.

The long wait to get started has at least meant that I’ve never been so organised.

Seeds are filed by type: ‘Veg’, ‘Flowers’ and ‘Must Haves’ in three long and narrow cardboard boxes and I’ve sorted them into sowing months. Of course this has changed as the weeks have gone on. All of Jan/Feb and March sowings are now in one large block, and still waiting!

I’ve given up with seed of some plants such as antirrhinum and Begonia semperflorens; they take a long time and can be tricky to germinate so I’ll probably get them as young plants now.

In the greenhouse the bubble wrap insulation is still up at the windows, lending a real wintry feel to the garden on what I had hoped was going to be a hardworking, (sunny?) Easter break!

So planned jobs are these:

Clear off the greenhouse staging,

Wash seed trays and pots,

Harvest some forced rhubarb...

...and dream of long, warm, sunny days!

Happy Easter


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