Get growing Greenroyd: Seed sowing and potting on

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain
Longfellow

My usual rule of thumb with the weather on workdays is, if its raining lightly and it looks like there is a good chance that it will stop I go for it, on the hand if the rain is coming down hard and there is a heavy blanket of rain clouds and little in the way of winds, then its usually the case the rain is here to stay, and when its like this I dont work outside. In this particular instance it was the latter, the rain was bouncing down from the skies at a furious and determined rate, and the sky was dominated by black rain clouds. The dilemma that the rain had given me was that I really needed to get things moving for the growers as the season edged towards autumn, so I decided to pot on some herbs for the growers and to sow seeds of autumn and winter crops into seed trays in the afternoon when the rain had finally stopped raining, at least this way, my day wasn’t wasted completely, and the growers were assured of having something to plant on in the coming weeks.

sage plug plants potted on.

sage plug plants potted on.

To trays of beetroot seeds

To trays of beetroot seeds

two varieties of winter cabbage and lettuce sown into seed trays

two varieties of winter cabbage and lettuce sown into seed trays

Perennial herb  plug plants potted on to provide years of usage for the growers

Perennial herb plug plants potted on to provide years of usage for the growers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

 

 

 

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