The Seed Sowing section.
With the sunshine keeping the greenhouse warm, I set up my potting station with a mix of compost appropriate for the seeds I needed to sow.
The Alpine Garden Society leaflet of seed sowing recommends a mix of 3 parts john Innes No.1, with 1 part sand, but I also added a touch of peat based multipurpose compost to stop the mixture setting hard.
I had already selected about 10 packets of seeds which need a cold spell to help with germination, and they are currently in a jam jar in the fridge.
I selected some others which need sowing about now, and set to work.
Some seeds were advised to keep uncovered, and some preferring a light covering of Vermiculite.
I am taking the advice from a Member of The Alpine Garden Society on the best place to leave the pots whilst waiting for germination. they suggest one of those zip-up greenhouses out of direct sunlight with the plastic cover on so the pots don’t get rained on. sort of like a stand up cold frame really.
I just happened to have such a zip-up greenhouse, and its now filling up nicely.
Few more packets left to sow, then an exciting wait to see if anything germinates, and if it does… where am I going to plant them all.???
Wish me luck.