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what are you sowing?

Post: # 143736Post red
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:13 pm

so far I have sown:

broad beans (in pots)
calabrese
cabbage
lemon grass
cauliflower

and put some parsnips to chit
spuds have been chitting for some weeks
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Re: what are you sowing?

Post: # 143739Post Annpan
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:08 pm

spring onion, leek, lettuce, tomatoes, a single courgette and 2 other things that I forget are sown in modules on the window ledge or in the coldframe.

shallots have gone into the plot

peppers, peas, mange tout, sweetcorn and parsnips are chitting (?) they are sitting on damp kitchen roll or in water to soak them before planting.

Potatoes - Left over maincrop were brought out of storage earlier today to chit.... still haven't bought any earlies :? ... which reminds me of a post I meant to make....


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Post: # 143744Post red
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:19 pm

Annpan wrote:How do you do your parsnips red?
after a lot fo experimenting with toilet roll tubes etc - which worked well apart from our jackdaw poulation likes to pull them up for nest material... I have now settled on shitting them - the seeds are sitting on soaked kitchen towel, and when they sprout teeny little sprouts.. i plant them. parsnips take forever to germinate.. so this speeds things up a tad
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Post: # 143745Post Annpan
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:25 pm

yup... that's what I am doing... I thought I had got the idea in one of your posts or maybe your blog. :mrgreen:
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Post: # 143749Post Lorena
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:27 am

Down here in the southern hemisphere, I'm tending to the following recently sprouted seedlings: broccoli, cauli, carrots, silverbeet, wom bok (chinese cabbage), and daikon (chinese radish). Will be ready for Autumn planting in a few weeks. More to go in soon.

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Post: # 143751Post lsm1066
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:39 am

So far carrots, parsnips, brocolli, cauliflower, beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. Just a few of each to start us off, then another load of the same in a couple of weeks. After that, all hell's let loose!

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Post: # 143752Post Mainer in Exile
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:17 am

Tomatoes
Peppers and Chilis
Onion
Lettuce

The garlic's been in the ground since last November.
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Post: # 143754Post The Riff-Raff Element
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:55 am

Broad beans & onions are in, the miniture green house is primed....I'm just waiting for the seed order to arrive.

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Post: # 143759Post theabsinthefairy
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:43 am

Ohhhh - you lucky so and so's.

No sowing here yet - still frost in the mornings and a risk of snow yet to come.

I have cleaned and repaired by little greenhouses ready and my herb seeds have arrived - so I am thinking of setting them up in my hallway - but concerned that the kitten may decide that is just a new climbing frame for him!

The ground is still frozen a couple of inches in, so no chance of even digging over or rotavating yet.

Wishing and hoping for SPRING!!!!!
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Post: # 143761Post Elizabeth
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:10 am

Toms
Peppers
Squash
Basil
Coriander
Salad leaves

I'm getting ready to sow carrots, parsnips and red onions. Interesting about the germinating parsnip seeds. I think I'll try both! :geek:

I only have room for either carrots or parsnips in the cold frame - which one do you think I should go for?
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Post: # 143765Post Odsox
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:25 am

red wrote:
Annpan wrote:How do you do your parsnips red?
after a lot fo experimenting with toilet roll tubes etc - which worked well apart from our jackdaw poulation likes to pull them up for nest material... I have now settled on shitting them - the seeds are sitting on soaked kitchen towel, and when they sprout teeny little sprouts.. i plant them. parsnips take forever to germinate.. so this speeds things up a tad
Can you tell me Red, do you sprout them at normal temperatures?
I remember seeing an article about a someone who grows parsnips for show purposes and he chills the seeds for 2 weeks before giving them a bit of heat .... is that a load of tosh?
I have yet to sow mine as I like to leave them until the end of next month as I get terrible canker if I sow too early.
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Post: # 143776Post Odsox
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:06 am

Early potatoes are in
Lettuce
3 tomato seedlings
Cauliflower
Summer cabbage
Kale

I always grow something "different" every year and this years weird ones have germinated this morning ... pomegranate and wonder berries

Being sown today (when I get away from this computer) ...
Peppers
More tomatoes
More lettuce
Calabrese

By the way, I'm not counting flower seeds as I assume they're not relevant :flower:
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Post: # 143788Post The Riff-Raff Element
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:56 am

theabsinthefairy wrote:Ohhhh - you lucky so and so's.

No sowing here yet - still frost in the mornings and a risk of snow yet to come.

I have cleaned and repaired by little greenhouses ready and my herb seeds have arrived - so I am thinking of setting them up in my hallway - but concerned that the kitten may decide that is just a new climbing frame for him!

The ground is still frozen a couple of inches in, so no chance of even digging over or rotavating yet.

Wishing and hoping for SPRING!!!!!
How high up are you t.a.f.?

Very spring like here this morning, 12°C and sunny. All the daffs are up and many are flowering. I'd love to believe winter was over!

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Post: # 143790Post shell
Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:04 pm

so far,lettuce,toms, j artichokes,rubarb,peppars,looking for wild rocket to plant or seed and mustard leaves,and shortly and probally the wrong time but potatoes and garlic that have gone to seed in the back of my veg cupboard :oops:

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Post: # 143791Post vegbox-recipes
Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:25 pm

Very newbie here, currently being gently and lovingly coached by AnnPan and OdSox :hugish:

I have sown:

zuckertraube tomatoes
red cos lettuce, and
broad beans

with spinach and butternut squash ready for later.

The beans are going bananas - I feel like "Jack" every morning when I wake up and look how much taller they are. Am actually slightly worried - should they be that tall that quick? Some of them have stems 7 or 8 inches long and the leaves at the top are only just opening ... Gotta get them into pots today...
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