Thursday, 9 April 2015

Seed sowing and an error

During the Easter weekend, I got on with sowing my outdoor seeds. It was only as I was studying my map of planting for this year that I realised my first mistake - I had sown peas in Bed 1 when they should have been in bed 2.

Ah well, they will have to stay there, be harvested then the area replanted with what should be in there, which is carrots, lettuce and radish. I also did a small nursery area of leeks. They will actually be transplanted into bed 3 when the time comes but this little patch in bed 1 is the only spare ground for now.

Bed 2 had peas and broad beans sown and the small raised bed 4, some beetroot and spinach.

The other big mistake was in sowing a couple of round courgettes and tomatillo seeds. I thought the compost looked a little strange but it was only as I was packing everything away, I realised they had been sown in manure instead of compost - oops!

They will probably die in which case, I still have time to sow some more in the proper compost.

Honestly, what am I like.

On a different note, remember my aborted jumper, well, it was duly sewn by hand into a cushion cover. I sewed the bottom of it closed with a different colour wool so it can be unpicked for washing if necessary:
Not too bad for a knitting mistake!


8 comments:

  1. Brilliant cushion cover. Well done.
    J x

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    1. Well, couldn't waste it could I and it really fits in with my front room/lounge.

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  2. Pretty good for a knitting mistake! I'd never thought of stitching something which will eventually have to be unpicked in a different colour. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. I have to be honest and say it only occurred to me as I was stitching the neck and armholes shuts - what if I need to wash it? Then the thought came to me. I like thoughts like those that just pop into your head.

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  3. You are way ahead of me with sowing seeds, at this rate I will be buying plug plants!

    Love the cushion cover, a great idea sewing in a different colour. A very happy end to a mistake :-)

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  4. My husband once bout his wool jumper I the dryer and it shrank so I made that into a cushion. The only problem is everytime he picks it up he says ' I loved that jumper' I of course have to remind him it wasn't my fault!!

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    1. Unfortunately this wasn't wool otherwise I would have loved to have done that. At least he has a reminder!

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  5. That is a brilliant bit of re-purposing for the jumper!

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