Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Wednesday 23 February 2011

Starting off the seeds 2011 - Peppers, tomatoes, okra.

I have spent some time last week planting seeds in the heated propagators.

But I have just  realised I have  planted at least one 6 cell tray of 15 different varieties of  Tomato and 10 different pepper varieties, as well as Okra and all sorts of other stuff! Haven't even started on the Cucumbers , yet.... Or the Cherry tomato varieties....

The seeds are all in heated propagators in a double glazed large porch, so effectively are in a greenhouse, and will go into cold frames inside the PT until all danger of frost is passed, then will be planted out inside the Polytunnel.

It is how I do it every year, but I seem to have planted a lot more, a bit earlier, this year!

Good job I have advance orders for some of the plants! Also think I may be selling some plants at the gate again this year Very Happy

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