My bathroom is full of plants, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes just nudging their way up to the skylight above.
It is not too late to sow these things and we are on the approach to a full moon which effects all water on earth including the water in plants. Â The period approaching a full moon (the waxing moon) is a time associated with vigour and growth meaning it is a good time to sow some spring seeds.
Things like tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are not from round here (Cardigan) and are a little more exotic. They will die if they get too cold so need to be somewhere warm and light with enough moisture in the soil to keep them going. Â In the UK you are most likely to have success with these things if you have a green house to grow them on in when they are large enough to plant out.
If you do not have any covered space and live in these temperate climes, lettuce, chard and spinach are good things to sow now. IÂ buy some seed and seed compost, fill the trays, pat the soil down and plant one seed shallowly in each hole.Â I start the seed all in the same module trays (as shown). One of my A3 trays holds 150 plants – all this fits on a window sill. Â Then I water, wait and hope. While the seeds are germinating you have time to work on where you might put them when they are ready to go outside in about 5 weeks time.
Even if you only have a little space fill some containers with compost- you can use, pots, tubs, tyres or build a raised bed.
If you have never grown anything try a mix of lettuce. Pick a few outer leaves from each plant and the plant will grow back so you can have a steady salad supply.
It is handy to have a load of fresh leaves out side your door. No cellaphane, no chlorine, no refrigeration,Â no food miles.