29 March 2013

Getting organised

As usual, this year I'm determined to crack the succession-sowing issue. I've resorted to technology to help and have set up reminders in my calendar to sow seeds/transplant things at appropriate points. The calendar then reminds me every Saturday about what I'm supposed to be sowing that weekend ("Sow carrots in the greenhouse" "Transplant onions outside", things like that). Not only that, but I've set up the reminders to repeat every year on the same weekend. So I'll have the reminders for the rest of my life. Or as long as I continue to use that program, anyway.

However, I'm already getting a little irked when the reminders pop up (stop nagging me!), so perhaps this wasn't my most brilliant plan, after all...

I also went through all my tomato seeds and planned out how many of each I would sow this year. Below is an extract from the list I made. Mike made fun of its vagueness, but it actually turned out to be quite specific: 'lots' translates to 25 seeds sown and 'fewer' became 12 or 13. The only exception is 'German Lunchbox', which I received as a free packet. Which contained just one seed. Such generosity! I'm growing 16 varieties this year. Most of them are old favourites of mine, but the German Lunchbox is new to me and so is Tigerella, the first stripy tomato I have grown.


And they're just beginning to show themselves...


3 comments:

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

But what if seasons are late or early? The whole system goes skee-wiff.

Amanda said...

The indoor activities and greenhouse ones should be OK regardless of the weather but I might have to delay outside plantings if the ground is too wet or cold. But it should be easy enough to say 'remind me in a week (or two...)' for those cases.

We'll see!

Quinn said...

However, I'm already getting a little irked when the reminders pop up (stop nagging me!)

That made me laugh out loud! I'd have the same reaction :)