Saturday, 22 April 2017

Potting On ... and Cups of Coffee

It's been a busy week this week, potting on vegetable seedlings in the polytunnel. 

This little beauty is one of my many courgettes, I also have marrows and cucumbers who look almost identical, all now nestled in their own first little plant pots, but it won't be long until they are in their final positions in the raised beds at the rate they are growing.

Who knew so many of my tomato seeds would do so well, I used some of my oldest seeds to get them used up and they were such healthy little seedlings that I have potted them all on.  So after I have planted enough for us in the polytunnel and net tunnel next month I will sell the surplus plants at the next car boot sale we do or at the farm gate just to make a bit of vegetable profit and fund any purchases we need to make.

The workbench is filling up nicely, this was it at the start of the week, now there's no bench space to be seen it's all covered with trays and pots, as is the bed down the centre of the tunnel.

More potting on to be done tomorrow ...and the first appearance of a pepper plant or two.  They are very late this year, but it's been cold here, especially at night.

It was my birthday last Wednesday and my Mum bought me a 'cup of coffee' while we were at the garden centre for lunch.  I think it will be a few years until I'm harvesting any coffee beans  ;-)

I also treated myself to a milk free Easter egg as they were reduced to clear ..... but I wasn't that impressed.  I think I'll stick to dark chocolate, which is naturally milk free and which I love anyway.

Sue xx


  1. Sue, so happy to see your blog pop-up on my reader.
    Plus I love seeing your avatar so much.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. So glad to see your seedlings are the same size as mine, I thought I was dreadfully late by the size of tom. and peppers plants in the shops, it has been so cold at night, they are all snug under fleece. Hope you do well with your plant sales.. Sarah.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday Sue xx

  4. Well done Sue. Lovely to see, particularly those out of date ones. Just found a packet of bee friendly seeds. So in they go.

  5. Lovely seedlings.

    I do like the cup of coffee.... Now you can learn all about roasting the beans so you are ready for your first harvest.

    God bless.

  6. Hello, lovely post about planting. I was thinking about your posts, missing them and wondering how your Mum was doing. Then was pleased to see mention of her and your birthday too. Nice to see things ticking on with you, the farm and the family. Thanks, Sonja

  7. You've been busy. I'm sitting reading your blog, drinking a cup of coffee and having 1square of 81% dark chocolate fron
    Lidl-gorgeous! Happy weekend-it's sunny but still cold here in pur wee bit of Scotland. Catriona

  8. Lovely to read your blog. Belated birthday greetings!

  9. Itis silly how happy I get when I see a new post from you in the reader I use. I really missed your blog when you said you were stopping. I hope you enjoy it enough to continue to pop in from time to time.

  10. It's such an exciting time of year when we begin to pot on the seedings and the greenhouse fills up. Your seedlings look very healthy indeed. Hope you had a lovely Birthday last week. Like everyone else has commented above, it's lovely to still be able to "check-in" with you and see what you're up to. Hope you still continue to make the occasional appearance. Looking forward to seeing your progress in the poly & net tunnels.

  11. Been doing exactly the same thing, here!


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