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Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:44 pm
by doofaloofa
planted the potatoes today with the family, covered patch with black plastic

we're trying to get a bit of a tradition going.

the kids are not so sure

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:51 pm
by diggernotdreamer
doofaloofa wrote:planted the potatoes today with the family,

I usually use a spade, maybe that is why they are not very keen

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:18 pm
by doofaloofa
diggernotdreamer wrote:I usually use a spade, maybe that is why they are not very keen
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Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:13 am
by Flo
It's snowing again. Have delayed March planting till April.

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:26 am
by bonniethomas06
Oooh - leuttuce - salad bowl and little gem
tomatoes (i bought six plugs instead this year)
peppers (six plugs)
Jalepinos
corriander and basil and f.l. parsley
sweet peas
broad beans

going to get summer cabbage and red cabbage on the go inside this weekend
seed spuds chitting away
loads of flower seeds - larkspur, ammi, cliome etc to go in rows at the 'lottie
lastly dahlia tubers are just going in seed trays to start sprouting

YAY for spring!

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:13 pm
by oldjerry
bonniethomas06 wrote:
YAY for spring!

Erm........it's snowing......

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:23 pm
by phil55494
When did this spring thing happen? Snowing today and more snow and cold forecast for next week when we're away on holiday.
Perhaps it is best that I've not actually got on and sown anything yet, even though I've been meaning to sow onion and leeks since January!

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:34 pm
by Odsox
13 degrees and brilliant sunshine here. :sunny:
Although I must admit it's only just cleared up after 36 hours of continuous torrential downpour and storm force winds. :(

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 pm
by phil55494
I'm sure we'll have a visit out to the place apart sometime soon. Till then, stop rubbing it in. Please ;)

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:33 pm
by diggernotdreamer
Obviously I got far too excited with my lettuce seed, serves me right!! I have spent two hours pricking out, every year I try and be more disciplined, sow less seed, oh and I fluid sowed my parsnips, but not quite in the right place, I poured my potato flour gelee into a bag I found, bag had a hole in the side and it shot its load all over my potting shed bench, so spent another messy ten minutes scooping it all back up, not easy this parsnip artificial insemination!!

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:34 pm
by daz101
I've been snappin dogs off lamp posts for a month...

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:25 am
by Odsox
diggernotdreamer wrote: I fluid sowed my parsnips, but not quite in the right place,
I chit my parsnip seeds on a paper towel in the airing cupboard and then pot up the sprouted ones in toilet roll tubes.
Although I admit I don't grow that many, probably no more than 30, but I find that the easiest way for me.
I won't start them until mid April, as I find they grow too big and get canker if I sow too early.

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:07 pm
by NorthernTeacher
Never heard of 'fluid sowing' - what is it about?

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:11 pm
by diggernotdreamer
NorthernTeacher wrote:Never heard of 'fluid sowing' - what is it about?
I just bumped a topic called seed sowing in wallpaper paste, gives you all the details in there, hope it explains :salute:

Re: What are you sowing ?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:31 am
by NorthernTeacher
Ta very much :-)