Today’s post has the ingredients you’ll need to start planting seeds for your veg patch in Spring Roll style (read our earlier post introducing Spring Rolls for some more info on this easy way to plant seeds).
To start your spring seeds growing by planting Spring Rolls all you need is to collect a few things from around the house and maybe to get a couple of things at the shops – might be a good excuse to eat more take away this month to save containers :-).
The list I’ve included below is for just to plant one box which is 6-8 seeds, to make it easy for people who just want to have a try at growing veg (or anything else) from seeds. If you want to get excited and plant more (so you can harvest and eat more!) or if you want to make this a neighbourhood or community activity with lots of boxes then just multiply the quantities out (or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you organise a seed starter session).
Coming soon will be the instructions on how to combine your ingredients to get spring rolls and super seedlings. Mmmm, it’s making me hungry just thinking about all that good veg…or maybe it is dinner cooking in the background as I type 🙂
INGREDIENTS FOR SPRING ROLLS
To start your spring seeds growing by planting Spring Rolls all you need is to collect a few things from around the house and maybe get a couple of things at the shops. What you’ll need is…
o 1 x recycled plastic take away container or 1L tetra packs (the boxes that fruit juice and UHT milk come in)
o 1 x permanent marker
o 1 x scissors or a craft knife
o 8 x recycled toilet rolls (just the centre cardboard bit, not with the loo paper still on it 🙂 or small (100ml) paper cups (like you get if you buy take away espresso coffee).
o 1L seed raising mix or potting mix with a little sand added (A 10L bag will be enough for 10 people to sow a box of seeds each)
o Veg seeds that are good to plant about now (see the seed calendar for help)
o ruler (optional)
o watering can or softdrink bottle (if you use a soft drink bottle and someone fills it 1 cup/250ml at a time and marks the water level on it this makes watering the soil much easier and less messy 🙂
o 1 cup measuring jug
o a sunny warm spot to keep your seedlings
o liquid fertiliser/seaweed solution (optional now but you will need it later)