A visual journal

In the Kitchen Garden


I seem to be very late in sowing seeds in the kitchen garden.

I don’t know if this is so, as I haven’t checked my notes from last year.

But to-day I did sow the beetroot – under these demijohns

9 responses

  1. Did you cut the bottom off the demijohns? and with what?
    They look very attractive!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

  2. Rhiannon – Yes the bottoms have been cut off the jars, Shedman did it with a diamond cutter on a small Dremel.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:05 pm

  3. I just started using plastic milk jugs, mostly to protect seedlings I’ve transplanted outside. The glass is so much more classy, though.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

  4. Dobby

    Perhaps the sweet peas should have been under demijohns. I bet they are mouse proof!!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

  5. Those demijohns look much more classy than my plastic cells of beetroot in the greenhouse 🙂

    April 2, 2009 at 7:40 am

  6. linda

    What a brilliant idea, and a classy look. Way to go Shedman!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

  7. Rhiannon, Melanthia, Dobby, Anna and Linda, thanks so much for visiting and taking time to leave comments.
    We were given the demijohns, and as we don’t make beer – using them as covers in the veg garden seemed like a good idea, and I do like the way they look! As we have no small children roaming around – I don’t worry about them breaking and anyone getting hurt.
    Dobby – brilliant idea – I will definitely use them for the sweet peas next year 🙂
    Anna – I was getting so desperate to put something IN the ground, it may be a bit early for direct sowing beetroot … we shall see

    April 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm

  8. What a clever idea. We used to have lots when the Digger was into beer making. They look attractive too – and must be pretty difficult to break.

    April 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm

  9. I love this photo of the old bottles, but they are unfamiliar to me… I just discovered you have this blog too! Have a lovely weekend, Roxanne

    April 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

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