Grow your own fresh Salad leaves anyone?•
Posted on 4 May 2018
Salad in Raised Beds and Rapid Rootrainers
First of all, I haven't sown a seed since I was 8 years old(!) Hence I really had no idea what to expect with these Haxnicks Rootrainers. All I knew was that I wanted to grow salad and it had to be idiot proof!
After a therapeutic half hour assembling and planting I placed my Rootrainers in a sunny spot inside by the window and crossed by fingers and hoped for the best remembering to keep the tray moist a couple of times per week by placing the propagator lid underneath the tray when watering.
Rapid Rootrainers - here we go!
WEEK 2 1/2
Well, almost 2 weeks later, to my amazement there were some little shoots sprouting though the earth. I hope to have an abundance of courgettes, cucumbers (please no more tasteless supermarket ones) and tomatoes to plant out in my Haxnicks Raised Bed in 6 weeks time.
And more sprouting!
They are growing, they are growing! Can’t quite believe that these strange little shoot are going to supply me with with delicious summer salads before long. Seems like from the photos on the Royal Horticultural Society’s and Johnsons packets to plants, really is an easy process. If only I had known! For now, watch this space as I will be planting the seedlings out in mid April if we don’t get snowed in again at Easter.
Week 3 and they are starting to really go
My 3 lots of seeds
We have returned back to a very grey and rainy England with not much hope for our little shoots after slight neglect for a week. However, we were greeted with huge shoots bursting to get out of their Rootrainers! Seems like time to get the husband out building the Haxnicks Raised Bed with it’s very handy Raised Bed Polythene Cover to keep those courgettes, cucumbers and tomatoes growing upwards and outwards into something edible for my plate.
I have plants now in my Raised Bed
Most of all, the joy of this Raised Bed is that you construct and locate it wherever you wish, so for convenience it is sitting right outside our kitchen garden door. As much as I love my garden who wants to traipse to the end of it to pick their veggies! We have added a variety of herbs too - why not!
Pull back the polythene cover for easiy watering and as you can see we have a little bed of very healthy young plants which we hope to harvest sometime in July. We will be back in July with an update!
Really growing now - here comes summer!
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