I follow an avid, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tropical gardener on Facebook who sources seeds from all over the world. He has the most amazing set up a 'Dewpoint Cabinet' which seems to germinate anything he puts in it, yes I do yearn for one but if I had to choose between one of these and a new wirehaired dachshund puppy, the puppy would win hands down.
Anyway I digress, this year I shall be trying harder to log down my successes etc, as I have been finding over the last few years that by the time planting out into the garden comes along, that quite a few plants have not quite reached the right size or are way too big and have all gone leggy. Had I kept good records I could have adjusted sewing times etc. etc.
The only problem I have found is the inside is not set up as I would like.
I like the idea of a nice book, maybe I should make one?
I expect I will probably end up using a spread sheet.
So the first seeds are sown, did you know that very fine seeds need to be sown early, these are Nicotiana Sylvestris. I still need to buy some coleus seeds as I haven't got them yet and they need to be started now too.
The Ensete Hiniba in the greenhouse are doing really well, I am thrilled how good they look.
I split them up and have half in the house and they are ok but not as good. I would move them out to the greenhouse but I think the change in temperature would be too much for them, so they will stay inside, for the moment.