Thursday, April 4, 2019

Wee Seed Pots

For the past few springs, Lidl has had a gardening promotion where they give away these wee seed pots. I think they're mostly aimed at kids, but in spite of no longer being a spring chicken, I think they're fun, too.
The directions for planting are inside the cardboard, which is wrapped around a tiny pot that has a seed disk and small marker inside. You don't know what kind of seeds are in there until you open it up, so it's a surprise. A friend gave us a couple and we've picked up a couple more each time we go--they have a box of them on the bagging counter for people to help themselves. Turns out all the ones we have are different. One is aubergine (eggplant) and I am not sure how well that will grow here, but I'll give it a shot. The others should do well--salad mix, chervil, spring onion, coriander (cilantro), and beetroot.

I guess I'll start these soon and see how things go. It will be a while before I can plant anything outside, since the forecast for the longer term indicates that we will go back and forth between mild days and nights and cooler days, nights near or at freezing, frosts and possible wintry precipitation through at least the middle of the month. Eventually, I'll get some stuff growing out there and maybe the hares will leave some for the people in our little neighbourhood!

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