I've been planting seeds this month! Only a few, as it's still a bit chilly, but seed planting time makes me soo happy!
I planted some 'Lipstick' sweet peppers, they're an early variety and I bought the seeds from The Real Seed Catalogue. They're currently hanging out on a sunny windowsill under polythene while they germinate.
I also planted some 'Casablanca' potatoes in some slightly too small pots. I just want a few new potatoes really, so hopefully my experiment will be a success.
My other big big excitement this month has been taking delivery of my new shed and mini greenhouse. So far just the greenhouse up, it arrived flat packed and I would have liked to have done it myself but I managed to hammer in 3 nails, badly, before having a strop. I would never have been able to build it on my own, it didn't have any holes pre-drilled or proper measurements. I have IKEA level DIY skills, good job I had a boy to kindly help me!
This is what the area looked like before,
And after! (I've been painting the fence 'Jasmine White' too!)
I'm about half way there with the fence painting.
Here's my little garden chum this month, a ladybird warming herself up in the new greenhouse.
This time last year I still had my balcony garden at the flat, all those spring bulbs in pots are planted in my garden now!
I can't wait for things to start growing properly now it's spring!
I've already got forget me nots and tulips coming up!
I want to garden plastic free this year as far as possible, here are some articles I've been using for inspiration and research,
3 cool tips for plastic free gardening from My plastic free life. There are also good ideas and ponderings in this post on plastic free planting and replanting too.
Ways to get plastic out of your vegetable garden from Rodale's organic life.
This article from Soft Landings seems to have some useful info on what types of plastics are safer to use.
What's happening in your garden this month? And do you garden plastic free? It is even possible?!