There's been a whirlwind of activity up on plot 33 in the last few weeks, getting beds ready for planting out, general tidying up, weeding, planting seedlings, watering and best of all seed sowing! there is so much potential an almost endless list of what could be, wrapped up in the act of sowing seeds. Not to mention the therapeutic mindfulness of the actual process of sprinkling seeds onto fresh compost. Will these seeds become part of a salad, a stew, some soup, or a pudding !!!
Here is some of the best advice i was given when sowing seeds hope it helps
1, label, always write down what it is and the date you sowed it. It really helps when you feel they are taking to long to germinate to have the sowing date at hand and lots of seedlings look the same th can be hard to tell apart
2, for spacing think salt and pepper on your dinner too much will spoil the experience (or make pricking out the seedlings much harder to do) unless you want micro greens like cress then you want to be more like icing sugar on a cake!
3, only sow what you enjoy not what you think you should there's no point in setting turnips if your just left wondering what to do with them
4, sow little and often that way you can avoid gluts and have fresh produce for a longer period.
ignore number 4 if your having a plant swap and you need lots of plants to give away
hope to see you there.
Greening Stoke is a project run in partnership between Festival Stoke and Letting in the Light. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.
We are started this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national lockdown. Gradually, as things begin to open up, close down and then open up again, Rachel and Anne abided by all the Covid-19 Government guidance, worked in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 so that they were eventually able to invite the community to work with them.
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