So over Easter I took my plants home to my mum's house and re-potted them into eight different plant pots. But now their lives are on the line as the recent heat wave has turned their leaves brown and it is definitely touch and go for the chilli!
So back in Cardiff and thinking it was all over for the chilli, I was in Tesco and picked up a product from their Windowsill Vegetable Collection for around £2.50. I decided this would be my last attempt at growing anything for a while - I just can't take the disappointment! I chose a baby leaf salad from a variety of herbs, vegetables and flowers. It is designed to grow in the plastic container with a clear lid, until the shoots appear and you then dispose of the lid. Once big enough you can re-pot it, or in some cases plant outside.
Now with only a few weeks left in my flat until I move, I thought it would grow nicely in time to repot it at home in Anglesey. However, it grew a lot quicker than I expected. And may I note here that it has survived! Hurrah! Now I really think it needs re-potting or I don't think it will grow any larger to actual salad leaf proportions.
Although I find this quite problematic, I live in a first floor flat, so buying a bag of compost for one windowsill pot is ridiculously out of the question. Also apparently, is going to a garden centre and hoping they sell compost by the pot (which I found out, they don't!). So my only option is to go to the park at the dead of night to borrow a small amount of dirt and hope no one shouts at me! Ermmm, maybe not?!?
|New home needed for baby leaf salad!|