Sunday, 15 July 2012
Saturday wasn't too bad as this summer goes. There was a little rain over night and some drizzle late in the afternoon but through the rest of the day we had some pleasant sunny spells.
My last sowing of lettuce just doesn’t want to grow. It was left in the cold frame to germinate on the grounds that lettuce won’t germinate if temperatures are too high which might be the case in the greenhouse.
These were sown on 18th June and had germinated by 26th June. My Webb’s Wonderful and Lolla Rossa were devastated by slugs and snails but some slug pellets have deterred them a little from attacking these Little Gems and Little Gem Dazzle. But three weeks after germinating they just don't seem to be making an effort to grow. Perhaps they've just been too wet and waterlogged in all the rain.
I’ve sown some more seeds of each variety and put them under the indoor grow light to geminate. Perhaps giving them a good start will help. Whilst I was in seed sowing mood I did some spring cabbage “Flowers of Spring” which with any luck should be ready for planting out by September time.
Our final winter cabbages were also planted into modules to grow on before planting out. These are a savoy cabbage “Alaska” which we are growing for the first time this year.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 19:40