Mudketeers diary- 17th April 2019

Eggbox growing

I decided to experiment this year with starting seedlings off in egg boxes. I bought 50 of them off Ebay and they worked out at 12p each. To give greater depth to the container I closed the box and then cut out the top. I half filled the egg box with compost and dropped a seed in each cell adding one for luck. More compost was added and then I watered well. The seedlings pictured are a yellow podded mangetout called ‘Golden Sweet’. When I come to plant out the plants will be well watered and the box should almost fall to pieces so I can get the plants out easily and transplant.

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