Friday, 16 January 2009

Focus on ...Looking to the future

With great thanks to Mo, Irene and my darling Hubby (who I love more than words can say) I feel well enough now to write a quick blogette.

I am trying (with not a little difficulty) to look to the future and with that in mind I think it's apt to 'Focus on'... seeds. We were at a nursery both on Sunday and for a moment, yesterday. Everywhere you look there are seed stands and potatoes for the chittin', daffs and primroses. And quite frankly - Thank Goodness!

We have of course been looking at seed catalogues, seeds on the websites and in the magazines over the horrid winter period. Now, we are ready for a new growing year; Andrew even looked through the seed box to see what was viable for this year and we have a good lot that we're going to stick in a seed tray and see what happens.

(By the way that is Maggie's hotdog in amongst that pile - she was 'helping')

My only thought really for you today is... check what you have already, take time to look for the best offers on seeds (try Pound shops and big evil*DIY stores, honestly) and see if you can share seeds with friends/family. Let's face it, we're Allotmenteers ~quality and 'good value' (i.e. cheapness) is the key. Oh and I urge you to get flower seeds too, make those friendly insects welcome in your plot.

Speed is of the essence my friends ~ plan, go... and think of the long, fruitful days to come. (Hark at me, being all positive).



  1. Hi Carrie, thank you so much for your comment on mine. Really sorry you haven't been feeling's tough, isn't it? Love your eco-therapy though..and feel very inspired by your blog. My own garden is a hopeless mess - made worse by the fact that we inherited a wonderful fruitful veg patch, now overgrown with weeds. Sigh. Deep sigh.

  2. Excellent advice Carrie. I've shared my spud order this year with a fellow plot holder and blogger. It means lots more varieties without spuds coming out of our ears! We shared our seed order too :)

  3. thanks VP ~ seems odd to me that I'M giving 'excellent advice', how cool is that! :)

  4. Exomoorjane ~ thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you have any time what so ever try to grow something. Even your own lettuce in a pot, to watch something emerge as a shoot, grow up and then EAT IT, it's great. x

  5. Hi Carrie, it's so good to see you all positive and just look at all your seeds ! you and Andrew are as big a hoarder as I am, great though isn't it.

    I was pleased to see that you followed the link I sent you for exmoorjanes blog, I though that it would be a perfect one for you.
    I'm sowing onions, leeks and tomatoes today.
    Have a great week and I hope you stay in such a positive mood for a long time (forever would be nice !)
    Maureen x

  6. Maureen ~ you're such an angel. x


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