Sunday, 3 June 2018

The Kitchen Window Sill Allotment And A Picture Of The Veg and Perennials Plot.




 Lidl have been giving away vegetable seeds with every purchase over twenty Euros.  You just add water and the pod grows into potting compost right in front of your very eyes.    There are Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket, Beetroot, Radish, Spring Onion, Lemon Balm, Carrot, Aubergine, Cress, Gherkin, Lamb's Lettuce, Dill, Cucumber, Coriander, Salad Mix, Chervil, Parsley and Thyme.  I think its a wonderful way of showing kids how things grow on the windowsill.  Don't you?
The Veg Plot.  I have potatoes growing next to the poly-tunnel and on the other sides.  The plastic boxes are full of perennials that I have made by splitting and from cuttings.  They will be sold at a car boot sale or to some one for the garden.  I put two PLANTS FOR SALE  signs in  the window the other week.  Not that many folk walk round the lane. Up to now only one neighbour came with four of her pots for me to fill with plants.  I ended up giving them to her for free!  Some budding business man am I eh?

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  1. Oh lucky you. Lidls doesn't give away anything here!
    My neighbour gave a few young roots of coriander he had grown from seed. They didn't take so I must buy some seed. Wrong time of the year I suppose.
    Good on you for giving the plants away to a neighbour. I would have done the same.
    Hope you make money at the boot sale

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    1. I think Lidl are leading the way in thinking of innovative ideas to get kids to grow their own and you don't need to have a garden either .

      Would think you should be able to buy Coriander plants.

      Thanks Linda for wishing us luck selling!

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  2. Seeds on windowsills are great for children. We used to grow mustard seeds on blogging paper! Good people do what you did with the plants for the neighbour! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  3. Gosh you took me back with the blotting paper Rachel. We use to grow peas with it.

    Glad you liked the photos!

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  4. What a good idea, might encourage people to start having a go at planting those seeds, especially since they are free.
    Just to say that I have not opened the boxes of stored seeds from last year yet. We are a bit on the slow side at the moment!

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  5. It is a good idea Vera. It just goes to show that anybody can grow some vegetables be it in a plantpot, veg plot, allotment or smallholding.

    You can sow swedes now. I love picking them when they are the size of a tennis ball. I planted some celery on Friday. Thanks!

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  6. Where is Lidl when I need them? At one time this would have been the answer to my dreams, green fingers being something other people have. Sob!

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  7. Hi Valerie. I think it's wonderful that Lidl are encouraging us all to grow things. The kids will be the gardeners of the future. There even waiting lists for allotments these days in England. Thanks!

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  8. I like the idea of a window sill allotment Dave!. I'm contemplating adding a new decent sized border but to plant it up in one go from the garden centre will cost a bit, so I'm looking at what perennials can be split, cuttings taken from etc to build up enough stock. It looks like you've done well.

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    1. Hi Philip. Thanks for the encouragement. Cuttings and division of perennials make very cheap plants. Been away to England and a folk festival in Ireland. Thats why it took so long to reply.

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  9. There are 10 Lidl supermarkets on the shores of just one lake in the north of Italy bordering the Alps. Their garish blue, yellow and red adverts and logos are everywhere. Really disgraceful.

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  10. Do you have lucky 4-leaf clovers? A woman in front of me the other day found one. I wondered if they can be grown commercially.

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  11. Wish I could cultivate four leaf clover Gwil. The American tourists would make me rich at the moment. Lots of them in Clare and Kerry at the moment. Thanks!

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