Sowing The Seeds

I was browsing in the Age Concern charity shop and saw a cream enamelware kitchen trough, which I snapped up for £2 (northsider... is that a bargain?).

On the way home I bought a couple of packets of seeds - basil and coriander - which I have now sown in little pots which are nestled inside the trough on the kitchen windowsill and basking in the midday sun  covered with a plastic bag.


As an aside,  this was the window of the charity shop...


Couldn’t agree more.




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  1. Yes, that enamel trough is a bargain. I bought an enamel pail for £3 and that was also a bargain. You photograph is slightly illusional re. size but a bargain I am sure.

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    1. Ah I see what you mean. It is 12 inches long so only just big enough for three small plant pots.

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  2. I love your enamel trough. Good luck to the seedlings.

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    1. Thanks Linda. They'll need luck, given my deficiency in the green fingers department.

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  3. I hope that it is not matter extracted from old lives. Love your new purchase.

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    1. Thanks YP. It looks barely used and I am quite pleased with it.

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  4. The trough looks in amazingly good condition for it's age. Is/was it big enough to bath the baby in!
    Hope you have success with you seeds.

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    1. Not big enough for a baby and sadly not an antique either, just a modern reproduction.

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  5. Definitely a bargain it could be antique. Google them or look on Ebay. I will.

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  6. Yes I Googled them and I have seen one for sale for 28 Pounds plus postage.

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    1. Thanks Dave. Although not an antique it still seems a bargain.

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  7. Love the trough. Even as a reproduction, I'd still call it a bargain. Good luck with the plants.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I shall be very excited when - if - the seedlings pop up.

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  8. That looks nice, JayCee. Good idea!

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  9. I used to love sewing seeds in my more active days. You used to think they were not coming up and then suddenly overnight they were all there.

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  10. It is definitely a bargain. Last week I went to a 'Vintage Fair'. I kid you not there was loads of stuff that I have in my home which I've been contemplating throwing out, but they charged a bomb for it. Your enamel trough would have gone for at least £30 there.

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  11. In your photograph, I thought your trough was filled with soap suds and washing !!!! I could see it wasn’t when I zoomed in !
    A perfect receptacle to grow herbs in. Love it. XXXX

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    1. Thanks Jackie. My photography skills are as bad as my plant growing!
      XXX

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    2. Oh no ….. I didn’t mean that !!!! It just looked like washing 🤣😂🤣 XXXX

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  12. I love both of these things -- the trough and the words in the window. I don't see how anyone could get upset over that sentiment!

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    1. I would hope not, Bob, but you never know.

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  13. I love the trough! Basil and Coriander are fine, but old chives matter too.

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    1. Ha, ha. Very clever! Our old chives are outside the porch door 😁

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  14. One of the things I was really looking forward to, when we got back to Brighton last year, was to visit Charity Shops. I still haven't visited one!

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  15. I thought it was much bigger on first glance...it is a lovely find! Hope that your seeds thrive.

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  16. Perfect window box. It is never too late to develop an affinity with plants. Just keep telling them you love them - every day.

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  17. I'd say that was a bargain, JayCee. Hope the plants flourish!

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    1. Thanks Vronni. Keeping my fingers crossed xx

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