Back in April we sowed some Garlic Chive seeds....and well....we kind of forgot about them, they were just sitting 'holding' in a seed tray. Well today we finally remembered to pot these up....and take a wee nibble here and there as we went...delish!!
These are some 2 week old seedlings of Morning Glory coming into life in the Polytunnel of Ionad Niamh Padraig in Gweedore.
Morning Glory is an excellent summer flowering climber for a sunny spot in the garden, Morning Glory differs from the normal climbers such as Clematis and Honeysuckles in that its an Annual, so you sow it every year from seed (the same as Sweet Pea) and it flowers wonderfully in the summer.
The seeds were dusted with Symbio Mycorrhizal Fungii and sown lightly into some Multi Purpose Compost mixed with Vermiculite.
Its never to late to start sowing a few seeds, if you look really closely at the seed module tray in the picture you'll see the tiniest shoots of Alysum seedlings just emerging...these are 5 days old..a wonderful sight for any gardener to see....offers such promise of things to come!
We'd sown these seeds in a multi compost mix with some Vermiculite incorporated, we'd also dusted the seeds with some Symbio Mycorrhizal Fungii...
A new group of gardeners started in St Patricks Primary and over the last 2 weeks we've been covering 'What is a seed' last week we sowed some Pea seeds and after a week we pulled some out of the compost trays and studied that the radicle root had started to emerge. Well this week we're sowing some smaller seeds, namely some raddish and some lettuce. This allows the kids to handle seeds much smaller in size but also to observe the variance in germination speeds in different plant species...all at the same time as having fun!!
In Groarty Integrated Primary School we were busy making a start on some cool season crops. To warm the soil we had the beds covered with black plastic for the past 2 weeks.
This week we were sowing - Parsley, Lettuce and Leeks into some shallow drils - you can see the kids keeping some good technique by using a cane as a straight line...
After the seeds were sown we covered the bed with fleece. Horticultural Fleece is a great method of protecting early season crops from the cold wind and frost, and will trap an extra bit of heat close to the soil - all without reducing the light getting to the crops
These were sown on the 5th october, Chrysanthemum Sunshine mix
This week we were starting off some Chrysanthemum Sunshine Mix seeds, these will germinate and grow now and we'll plant them outside then for flowers next May(ish)
the seeds were sown into the normal compost/vermiculite mix with mycorrhizal fungi used as normal (see here)
last week we sowed some Bunny Tail grass and its great to see it springing into life after only 1 week.
For those unfamiliar with the goldy coloured stuff in the picture its Vermiculite - a great addition to multi-purpose compost to aid in seed germination and growing..
These seedlings were mixed with a pinch of Mycorrhizal Fungii from Symbio then sown broadcast across an open seed tray
The teasel seeds we sowed 3 weeks ago are coming on nicely...hopefully be ready for potting up in a few weeks....great bee and insect-friendly plant
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