I’m staying mostly indoors for this week’s Six on Saturday, although the weather is still mild. After a dry spell, we had some rain mid-week, so next week I expect my bulbs to have had a growth spurt.
I still have six or seven leeks left in the garden. This one is by far the fattest and tallest. A 2018 success that I hope to repeat this year.
Indoors, I’m still waiting for these ginger roots to grow more nodules. Apparently it’s expected that they shrivel up; just as long as they don’t go mouldy or start to rot, I’m still in with a chance of producing viable plants.
My ‘birthday’ poinsettia has been watered twice since 14th December. It’s lost several leaves and a couple of the bracts (are they bracts?) are past their best.
Here are just a few of the spider plant ‘babies’ I grew on last year. Every single one of them now needs re-potting, but while I have enough pots, what I don’t have are pot covers.
I even tried using used food tins (there’s one there at the back) but I found they eventually left rust-rings on the windowsills, so I need something that won’t leak.
I fear that plastic covers are the only answer – though they are hard to find. Plant saucers take up too much space.
This experiment has worked out so far. The cage is only 7 inches in diameter, so I will have to swap this plant soon for one of the smaller ones.
This bag of multipurpose compost is a surprise gift from my brother. ‘Suitable for everything’ he says. Maybe it’s the seaweed!