Monday, October 19, 2015

Something different

Different to me anyway.

I have a friend who buys plug plants quite regularly, whilst I have generally grown from seed (except for onion and garlic sets). Recently though I was looking in the Organic Gardening Catalogue and saw under Autumn Sowing and Planting, some collections of plug plants and decided to give them a go, so I decided to follow Roger's example.

The supplier for the Organic Gardening Catalogue turned out to be Rocket Gardens. I found everything very well packaged and the plants, when revealed, were good and healthy and clear growing advice was provided.

(By the way, I decided to post about this for interest, I haven't been approached by The Organic Catalogue, nor by Rocket Gardens, this is just me, and not any kind of advertisement).

I kept some photographs through the process and here they are.

Packaging
Packaging

Growing advice
Growing advice

Lettuce plants under first layer of straw
Lettuce plants under first layer of straw

Lettuce plants revealed (coin for scale)
Lettuce plants revealed (coin for scale)

First layer removed
First layer removed

Plugs in water prior to planting
Plugs in water prior to planting

Most plants in beds. Salads went mainly into greenhouse.
Most plants in beds. Salads went mainly into greenhouse.
That was a few days less than a month ago, and now they are all growing quite healthily (except for some of the lettuce leaves which we have already enjoyed eating).