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Planting Indoors

plants balls terairum planters When you are planting indoors, you may want to consider the planters that are crystal clear to watch them grow. These are terrarium type planters and that means a lot of the nutrients they receive comes from the oxygen they produce. You can hang them in the bathroom for extra moisture or place them on tables for more light and for the beauty of them.  What ever you choose, they will be lovely….

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April…It Is Time To Plant

April

Asparagus – if you’re planting crowns, now’s the time to establish the bed.
Aubergines – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Beans (French) – sow these outdoors under a cloche.
Beetroot – sow the seeds this month.
Broad beans – sow the seeds this month.
Broccoli – sow in shallow drills, this month and next.
Brussels sprouts – plant out now for harvesting in September.
Cabbages – summer varieties can be sown now but keep them under cloches.
Carrots – early varieties can be sown now but keep them under cloches.
Cauliflowers – summer varieties can be sown now but keep them under cloches.
Celery – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Chard – once the last of the hard frosts is over, sow outdoors.
Cucumbers – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Kohlrabi – sow at intervals to ensure a constant crop.
Leeks – space them about 30cm apart in shallow drills.
Lettuce (including rocket) – sow undercover in a greenhouse or indoors.
Onions – if the weather is good enough, plant these out now.
Peas – early varieties could be planted out now in milder parts of the UK.
Peppers – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Potatoes – plant out earlies that have been chitting for the past few weeks.
Radishes – sow at intervals to ensure a constant crop.
Shallots – if the weather is good enough, plant these out now.
Spinach – reseed every couple of weeks to get a constant crop.
Spinach Beet – reseed every couple of weeks to get a constant crop.
Sweetcorn – sow these outdoors but under a cloche.
Tomatoes – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Turnips – early varieties can be planted out now.

Growing Herbs

HERBS
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How To Grow Herbs

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How To Grow Herbs In Pots

How To Create A Herb Garden

Quip From Childrens Book “The Tiny Seed”

In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost — burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers — trampled by playing children, picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a giant flower and, when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into the wind to start the process over again.

This book as well as others at: http://astore.amazon.com/colormeplantswebs-20

 

Eric Carle‘s eloquent text and brilliant collages turn the simple life cycle of a plant into an exciting story, a nature lesson, and an inspiring message of the importance of perseverance.


About the Author

Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster’s Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations — richly layered collages in glowing colors — and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden KÜnste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe’s color theory and complementary colors. Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts.