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Although I am a self-confessed homebody and enjoy a pretty quiet life, I do miss the informal meet-ups and chats over tea or wine that have become impossible due to the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down. So I thought I would pop by for an impromptu extra episode of Mrs M’s Scrapbook. This bonus episode sees me in the garden and kitchen.

The month started with some “structural” work to raise pots off the ground and into the light but also to improve the look of the garden. Come the summer, with the help of some thrifty shelves, there will be a sense of depth and interest with the different planting heights and hopefully a green, scented plant nook round our seating area.

Make-shift shelves to create a garden nook

Seed sowing has also started in earnest with seed tray nurseries on every south facing window sill and the seedling kindergarten on temporary shelving next to the living room window. I talk about the crops I am sowing this year but also the musical pots system involved in moving seeds and last year’s cuttings into larger pots to free up space in the nursery.

The seed nursery & seedling kindergarten
Rooted geranium cuttings

As a small bonus I’ve also shot a little footage of my garden if you fancy taking a very short turn around the my urban cottage garden with me.

Seedlings are not the only life on my window sills. A new batch of sauerkraut is joining my sourdough starter and miscellaneous plants on the kitchen window sill.

My living kitchen sill


Music: Windswept Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

  • Heather Myers March 27, 2020, 2:38 am

    You have lots of plants in a small place! Your season seems earlier or I a am late – I’m planting seeds this weekend. Thanks.

    • Mrs M April 4, 2020, 8:11 pm

      Heather, I think between growing in pots/raised beds and having a sheltered urban garden, the soil heats up faster than in a more rural setting. The problem tends to be lack of sunlight rather than ground frosts for me.


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