I want to plant some seeds today.
I've got a few (um ok 200-400+) of coir jiffy 7's ordered from the great land of ebay and they've arrived.
I'm hoping to get a pile of tiny seeds grown to post to people when they are nice and small and help pay for my compost and garden stuff this year.
This will be a bit of my 'patch work' income. I can grow plants and post them, I know this works for me and makes the folk I can sell to happy as my plants and post service are good.
I'm mainly going to be growing vegetable seeds which can be posted when quite small.
My windowsills are becoming very sunny and warm (in between the gales of course).
The days are becoming longer.
I've kept all my loo roll inards (to help post the plants when they are grown) and I've kept all my cardboard and bubble wrap for recycled packaging.
I want composty hands and little labels all written
I want to be able to go and check their progress everyday.
I'm still worried its too early for my little eco-plant warriors.
I don't have a greenhouse but I do have a very warm 13 windowed conservatory which looks out to sea and they will have a nice view when they awake.
I'm terribly addicted to growing plants.
I thought I might start with aubergenes, peppers, chillis, tomatoes and possibly cucumbers.
But, I'm still sure its too early. Its a quandry as its too early for me up here - but if I get things started and send them 'sooth' to happy plant folk - then its probably not too early for them.
However, as the Borg (star trek) would say quite soon - 'Resistance is futile'.
I will end up with composty hands sooner or later and a big silly grin on my face.