It was time to start sowing the veg seeds at last. I was at the garden centre and stood musing over whether I should buy some cell plant pots for the veg plants. I just could not bring myself to part with the money and then I was struck with inspiration so I left without making a purchase and went home. Luckily, at home, I had a collection of cardboard toilet roll inners (don’t ask!) so I gathered the collection and off I went to the shed. I have also been collecting plastic containers that the soft fruit comes in at the supermarket and thus combining the two, I created homemade plant cell inserts.
I cut the toilet roll inners in half to sow leeks, I plan to leave them in one piece to sow beans. I put grit in the bottom of the plastic trays and then put in the cardboard rolls and secured them in place with more grit around them. I filled the rolls with compost and sowed the seeds.
Hopefully the cardboard will hold together long enough to transplant the seedlings into the veggie beds and more so I hope the plants grow well in them. I’ll let you know.