Thursday, 17 February 2011

Battle of the Tomatoes

I'm usually a bit lackadaisical when it comes to getting my seeds planted.  I buy them on time with the best of intentions but then time seems to get away from me and I end up somwhere in March panicking and throwing them all in then wondering why nothing is as big as it should be later on in the season.  However, this year I have been given a challenge - Midge of Soggibottom down in Devon has suggested we have a tomato growing race.

So yesterday I trundled down to the garden centre to buy my seeds, and today have planted them with more than usual care* - I even bought a windowsill propagator instead of my usual supermarket plastic cake/biscuit box (which are actually really good as free mini-propagators). 

So we have some red ones, some yellow hanging basket ones, and some I bought just because I want to see what a Yellow Stuffer will look like!  Place your bets now...
I've also planted some cucumbers after discovering last year how very easy they are to grow, and have some broad beans and runner beans waiting in the wings.  The rest are flowers - I can't go without my annual crop of sweetpeas and Cosmos!

No art to show lately - I am not feeling at all creative at the moment, no inspiration, no enthusiasm.  However, next week is half term which means I have a whole 9 days at home so I will get myself back into the groove once again I am sure.

*I think Midge might be cheating - she planted hers a day before we said we would!


soggibottom said...

I never realised you went to so much trouble.
I know you will be watching I will have to look after mine. :-)
I wonder if it's a competitive thing, I never told you I already have a propagator :-) :-) :-) x x x

Sallie said...

My daughter has started planting vegetables here, too. Good luck with all your plants.

Sue Doran said...

As I follow both your blogs with great interest, I am officially neutral - good luck and good growing to both of you! :-)

PS I have my eye on that blue bottle but it's perhaps too similar to Harveys Bristol Cream sherry for me to melt so it's probably safe! Beautiful shape.