Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Handy Little Tip

Just a little post today as I've only just got Broadband back, there was no sign of the Internet earlier, just a number to call to check for faults and work in progress, when I phoned, the list of places without Internet went on and on and on........ So I left the computer alone and went and made some more soaps for my Craft Fair on Saturday morning.
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Now it's suddenly popped back on and I thought I'd leave you with a handy little tip before Easter.
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If like me you've used up all your diddy little plant pots for seedlings but you still have some more to get started instead of putting them into huge pots and risking a straggly root system, put cardboard dividers into a large pot and then treat it as four little pots.
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The pictures show you what I mean. It means each seedling gets a good start with a strong compact root system and you also have less fiddly little pots around the place.
Just appeared in the polytunnel are my lovely little celery seedlings and cucumber plants, I have four cucumbers in pots and two tray fulls.....I wonder how many cucumbers you get off each plant......and there are an awful lot of celery seedlings. I could be in for a very 'salady' summer!!
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I am now taking a little Blogging break for Easter so I'd like to wish you all a lovely Easter, may all your eggs be chocolatey (or gorgeous free-range with golden yolks) and may your teeth survive the onslaught of all the sugar!! Back Soon. (The PIF names will go into a hat over the weekend and be drawn on Easter Sunday, if you would still like to enter scroll down to my earlier post.) Sue xx

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic tip re: lack of small pots. Thank you !! - where were you last spring when I needed you so : )

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  2. Thanks again for the tip, Sue, it's a real gem. Noticing your pegs as labels, too.

    Have a great break and get ready to burn of that chocolate.

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  3. Have a wonderful Easter Sue, great tips for the garden. You are going to have a lovely lot of supplies this year aren't you?

    Sarah x

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  4. A great tip and great use of pegs too!!!

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  5. great tip - have a good Easter break & lots of lovely eggs !

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