More green growy happenings from the windowsill at Golightly Towers. We’re now into week seven and there are a few new plants to introduce.
A couple of weeks ago I met up with an old friend for a drink or three. She’s been keeping an eye on the windowsill’s progress and said I should try growing some dwarf French beans in a pot in the kitchen, because she’s had success with them in previous years. Got myself some of these beans in a swap and planted two of them a few days ago, thinking only one would germinate. This is what happened:
Something tells me that these aren’t dwarf beans. The good news is that I didn’t swap them for the family cow and they haven’t reached the clouds yet, so we’re safe for the moment. Probably.
I sowed some spring onions and chervil at the same time, thinking they’d take up to three weeks to germinate. Not so. Guess they heard there was a plant-food-fuelled party going on. Ban this filth! There’s compost everywhere!
That chervil’s even got one of its first true leaves out, the precocious little hussy.
And on to the progress of a few of the old favourites. Dill going nicely frondy:
Marketmore cucumbers growing away nicely:
The remaining radishes are being left to grow on, to see how long they take to make edible roots.
The sun-loving plants all seem to be doing OK, including the chili and the tomatoes. Here’s a snap of the plum tomato seedlings:
And finally the salad bowl lettuce that was just sprouting last week:
Didn’t have time to start off the baby leaf spinach or land cress last week, but will do that this weekend, along with a punnet of rocket, and maybe a few more herbs.
Are you growing any food yourself? If so, how well is it growing?