Darn it. A parcel failed to be delivered on Monday, while we were at the dentist. I arranged redelivery today which was the earliest possible. It must have been posted on Saturday at the latest. It held three courgette plants that I wasn't expecting yet. I haven't got the garden fit for plants.
I've got the poor things potted up with some sterling help from bear. It isn't conventional. There is a layer of that white, bobbly polystyrene stuff that helped pack around the sewing machine. Then there is a layer of compost (thank you, Tesco, for delivering that), then a layer of the coir compressed stuff.
To be honest, I'm not sure how they will do now. I'll get them staked in a week or so, and see what happens. I'll be leaving them near to the central heating vent, we are sheltered here so I will hope for the best. Gardening is another thing I know a lot of theory but little practice, and the theory is at least thirty years out of date.
I've put them into two tubs. I'll keep watering and feeding and see how I go.