Growing Vegetables from seeds
Next i planted into little newspaper pots that Peter made, probably a third of these have come up. So i am still hopeful of getting more.
My big lettuce box is looking rather sparse, usually it is covered with tiny lettuce and the lettuce seedlings I planted into old yogurt containers have not germinated at all. Using old 1 kg yogurt containers with holes in the bottom for drainage and the lid for watering has been one of my favourite seed raising strategies but it didn't work this time. Perhaps it has been too hot or I planted the seeds too deep.
The Basil and coriander seeds I planted into pots a week ago are up and going strong.
Seeds I planted straight into the garden have been equally variable, one row of corn all the seeds germinated and were up in about five days but the other rows have been patchy.
The climbing beans had a good rate of germination but there is only one little blue Lake bean growing so far!
Pumpkins, Zucchinis and rock melons have all germinated. All in all a mixed result that I need to keep working on.