I'm afraid my posts have a pretty heavy bias towards gardening at the moment, but with the gorgeous weather, it's been the obvious thing to be getting on with.
Today, as it was another super hot day - 27 degrees as I left the gym - I ventured out again this afternoon, but only as far as the greenhouse. A couple of tomato plants were getting to a good size and needed potting up into grow bags. After a popping a couple of grow bags into my trolley at the supermarket this afternoon, I came home to get the greenhouse in order.
I was pleasantly surprised when I popped my head in, to see that some tomato and cucumber seeds I sewed last week had germinated overnight. This was quite exciting. Small things and all that.
My tiny greenhouse is great and fits perfectly into it's spot outside the back door, but obviously space is limited. I've been keeping my succulents in there until the weather warmed up, but I think they can safely be put outside now. Good job really, as I need the space to take the shelving out and get the tomato plants and grow bags in.
The greenhouse is just deep enough to plant a couple of tomato plants in each side. As I only had two of a reasonable size for the moment, I just commandeered one half of the greenhouse and the shelves on the other side could still be used for the seedlings and seeds that I'd sown last week. I put bottomless pots into the grow bag and planted the tomato plants into them, topping up with extra compost so that it gives the roots as much room as possible to grow. Here are the ones I planted in the grow bags today. These were some I bought from a guy selling them out of the boot of his car for 50p each. Mine haven't got much beyond their starting blocks before being munched by snails. Fingers crossed I'll manage to grow at least another two for the other side.
I watered them in and fed them for the first time. Another small job done. It's all progress.