Early June is such a mad time in Horticulture. Everything is growing like crazy, lots coming on, lots to harvest, lots to dead_head and of course...always planning for the next stage, the next batch of flowers, the next batch of produce. us gardeners really are 24?7 machines at this time of year. The picture on the left is Lifford Community Garden, located in the Cloneligh and Lifford Resource Centres this project is now in its second year and its coming on brilliantly. All raised beds are packed with seasonal produce, and the tunnel is a hive of seed sowing and propogation.
Seed sowing is a continual operation with me, in all my groups and gardens we're always sowing somwthing, a great flower that we're on our 3rd or 4th batch of sowing is the Night Scented Stock. We sow these seeds into small modules, shown on the left, we put a couple of seeds into each cell, lightly covering with a fine layer of compost. (we always use a multi-compost Vermiculite for seed sowing)
Night Scented Stock don't waste their time producing perfume when you're at work, no, they keep it all bottled up unitl the evening and then BOOM they flood the garden. so just when your sitting down for the night outside they release a sweet sweet perfume. I plant them in hanging baskets, pots, raised beds, kitchen gardens, everywhere i can. Yeah we love the perfume, but so do many beneficial moths and polinators for the garden. So Night Scented Stock are a winner on all fronts. You'll get packs of the seeds in any garden centres, and they'll be ready to plant outside in 6 weeks or so, ideal for the late summer/autumn BBQ season..
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