It seems I am still just about young enough to wangle a gift for Easter, and my lovely mum & dad bought me a mini greenhouse this year! I know it isn’t quite Easter yet, but I have seedlings in need.
This 4 tiered mini greenhouse is from Argos and cost only £24.99 – so far, so good. I have fastened it to the fence at the top and bottom so that it doesn’t fall over in the wind, and put a couple of rocks on the bottom shelf for good measure.
I will be putting my little seedlings in there in a couple of weeks time when the risk of frost has passed, but I may still tuck them up with some fleece at night.
This little greenhouse is a great addition to my gardening supplies, plus I’ve now got somewhere dry to keep my trowel and gloves!
One of my Christmas presents last year was this little beauty!
Today, my ‘Garland Fab 4 Electric Propagator’ has had its first use. I have planted up two packets of Dahlia seeds. We have Dwarf Double Mixed and Pompon Mixed. Which were super cheap from Wilko, as you can see!
Once they have started to sprout in the Propagator, I will prick them out and keep them in a larger tray or pot until they are strong enough to brave the outside, probably around May. When I will keep them in their trays/pots in the garden for a couple of weeks before moving them to the allotment.
After working on Gardeners’ World last year, I was inspired to use some of the space at the allotment as a cut flower border. This way throughout the summer months, I can bring fresh flowers into the house which I have grown myself – rather than forking out for a bouquet in store.
Plus, what a thoughtful gift for friends and family, a bouquet of flowers from our own allotment!?
Keep an eye on my blog for updates on my newest gadget – and the little seeds I have planted in there!
You could get the same propagator as me from Garland Products – they also do larger versions if you have more seeds to plant than I do!