Flowers and Food πŸ’

As I mentioned in my last post, I started sowing seeds in mid-late March this year. I have quite a selections going on, so I thought I’d share it with you, but mainly just to keep a record and photo of the seedlings for myself! I have a mixture of fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs. Most of them are only very small, and some have been eaten by those pesky slugs πŸŒπŸ™„.

Flowers

1. Cosmos

(https://diydear.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/plants-for-beginners-they-said-not-killable-they-said/)

2. Lavatera

These little guys are progressing really well. I’ve never bought or planted these before so I’m really excited to see how they turn out.

3. Lobelia

I’ll admit it, from the beginning I didn’t have much hope for the Lobelia. The seeds were so tiny I thought there would be no way they would germinate, but they did! As of now, they are and have been covered in industrial ‘cling film’ πŸ˜‚. (sorry for the blurriness of the second photo, but i had to zoom in really close  because they are so tiny!)

4. Sweet Pea

Virtually non-existent.

5. Marigolds

Starting to come up! I have been keeping each pot covered until a seedling has appeared, and that method seems to be working well.


6. Lupins

These were also given to me, I didn’t  plant them from seed. They are doing well though. I have these planted in the ground now.


Fruit + Veg.

1. Strawberries

I bought these. I did not sow these. I am keeping them alive though. That has to count.

2. Spring Onions

I had no hope for these. Not even a shred of hope. These seeds were bought for me, and when I was reading the packet for planting instructions, I saw the number 10, so I presumed there were 10 seeds. No. There were not 10 seeds. There were 10 running metres worth of seeds. I’m pretty sure the person who bought these wants me to be an onion farmer, because I don’t know who needs 10 metres of Onions. Anyway, I crammed all the seeds into this little bucket and left them there to germinate or die. Do you see all the tiny little loops? Do you see them?!

3. Cherry Tomatoes

8 seeds. 4 in one tub, 4 in another. All sprouted. Suddenly there are only 7 sprouts and there is no trace of the eighth. It has dissappeared off the face of the planet. Or the face of my garden anyway.

4. Broad Beans

I am super excited about these! These are kept in the same tray as my Garden Cosmos, and although the Cosmos were chewed to death, those pests didn’t dare touch my hardy broad beans πŸ˜‰

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Herbs

1. Thyme

I keep these covered in a propagator kit and they seem to be doing well. They haven’t gotten bigger in awhile though…


2. Basil

No hope. Never had, never will.

Do you like gardening? What plants or seeds have you planted this year?

Diy Dear xoxo

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6 thoughts on “Flowers and Food πŸ’

    1. The blue pebbles are slug repellant pellets, that are poisonous to the slugs! Unfortunately, they are unsightly and usually act too late, as the plants have already been eaten. I would really recommend you start gardening, it’s wonderful to see a seed so small progress into such a beautiful flower! I would recommend starting with Cosmos, but make sure those slugs don’t get them!

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      1. We live out in the country with a lot of wild animals and tons of free roaming dogs. That is the biggest thing that has been holding me back, is starting one and having it destroyed by animals. I really really want to though!! Is it too late to plant a vegetable garden?

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