I am so eager and keen to get my crops off to a thriving start this month that I used some of the money I received at Christmas and treated myself to a heated propagator. I thought a lot about buying one last year but as I didn’t have my allotment plot until later on in the year, I couldn’t justify the need for one. I managed to get a brand new, thermostatically controlled, decent sized one relatively cheaply off a well-known auction site!
Last year, germinating my variety of seeds was chaotic to say the least! I took over all the sunny windowsills in the house; aubergines, cucumbers and chillies grew happily on the bedroom windows sills while tomatoes and sweet peppers took over my dining table in the kitchen. My kitchen looked like a garden nursery; not something that I reckon my husband will take too kindly too this year. So luckily for me, I now have the luxury of my new propagator and 2 greenhouses to happily house my seedlings.
All I need to do now is to reign in my enthusiasm and set myself limits to the number of varieties I’m going to grow this year. Last year, I had at least 8 varieties of tomatoes and too many varieties of chillies and peppers to count. Plan of action needed pretty soon.