Put down the cress and step away from the kitchen

08:33, Tuesday 3 April 2007 | Posted in Musings
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What has happened to the weather?!
About six weeks ago i had this great idea to get the kids planting seeds.  They had a great time planting and watering and have been avidly watching their seedlings rapidly grow.  However about a fortnight we had a problem.  The seedlings (newly replanted into rather a lot of pots) were ready to go outside, but rather than the weather getting better it actually got colder!!  A couple of days we actually had snow ... in March!!

So here we are in April - and the seedlings (rapidly getting past seedling size and into full grown plant size) are still in my kitchen.  In fact there is not a lot of kitchen that isnt covered in plants.  We have sunflowers, marigolds, nasturtiums, pansies and calendula in big terracotta pots, small plastic pots and seed trays.  They all need re-potting again and i dont have the time, space (or pots!) to do it.

In addition to all of that lot the boys came home from playgroup a week ago with a pot of cress seeds each - which have grown into the into lovely sprigs of the hottest, peppery cress i have ever tasted.  It is so spicy that the boys will only eat one piece at a time so at that rate they are going to be eating it until sometime around Christmas!!!

In desperation i started hardening off the seedlings on Sunday - putting them all outside in the morning and bringing them back in at night! - but to be honest it is still a bit cold and the sunflowers especially are not happy about being outside.  Today it is blowing a gale and they are all lying down instead of standing up!  If they make it to the weekend it will be a small miracle and i have just checked the weather forecast and it looks like much the same for the next week.  Oh well.

I think that next year i will stick to something a bit simpler - i hear grass is nice.

Tiggs x


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01:14, Thursday 5 April 2007 | Posted by geordie mandy
hope its getting warmer before your kitchen becomes a forrest
Mandy

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