Well, who knew that soil beds in a polytunnel would be a cause for excitement, but they are! Even though I’ve regularly sown seeds for the last 10 years, it’s still exciting to see the first hint of a shoot breaking through the soil.
In the past, I’ve used the polytunnel as a greenhouse, with propagation benches and grow bags for cucumbers and tomatoes. The possibilities presented by 3 soil beds to grow undercover is almost limitless and in contrast to the cold, fierce wind outside yesterday, very attractive.
Here’s the current action:
First early potatoes: Casablanca. All ten tubers have thrown up leaves and now I’m counting down from 90 🙂
The peas clearly like their indoor environment, they were sown eight days ago without pre-soaking. Shhh, the mice haven’t found them yet…
The rocket and lettuce have also germinated after eight days and the beetroot are now developing true leaves after about three weeks.
I’ve started the courgettes in the greenhouse and predictably all six have germinated! I’ll start the squash in the greenhouse this weekend.
It’s all looking and sounding good. xx
Thank you 😊
I know what you mean about the excitement of seeing shoots coming through the soil – not matter how long you’ve been gardening! Hopefully, there won’t be any mice attacks…
I never thought of pre-soaking peas.
Growing sesame, that’s exciting. I’m thinking I’d give chick peas a go.
In the polytunnel?
How inspiring! I’ve not even had my polytunnel a year yet but I love it so much! I had better get some early potatoes and peas in there, maybe some strawberries too! 💚🌱 Will your courgettes be ok? Mine are still indoors but need potting up! I’m reluctant to leave them in the polytunnel yet because of the cold snap we’re having 😣
Thanks😄 polytunnel are great aren’t they! The courgettes are still seedlings in the greenhouse but I’d expect to plant them in the tunnel mid April, about a month ahead of outdoor planting. Happy growing 🌱
Having polytunnel envy… think I need a year of beds first, but very tempted!
Give in to temptation and plan for next year. Go for as big as you have space and can afford!