Saturday, 13 September 2008
When you sow seeds directly into the soil or plants before they have reached a degree of maturity and lost their initial tenderness they can easily be lost to slugs, snails and insects etc, and in addition the shock of being moved from pot to soil can easily cause them to keel over.
One way of avoiding this is to fill a gutter with your growing medium and plant your seeds in this. Keep them correctly moist and off the ground, and when the plants have grown to initial maturity, simply form a gutter sized groove in the soil and slide the plants in. Do it gently and they won’t even know the difference!
Posted by Fr. Peter Doodes at 06:44