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Post: # 144108Post Mal
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:35 am

We've got a 2 year old and a minus 8 week old, but so far the windowsill seedlings (basil is coming up now) are safe, even though they're at pudgy finger height in old toddler yoghurt pots, which is nice.

Whether they survive today's birthday party with 7 toddlers on the rampage is another question :occasion4:
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Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:30 pm

Did my spuds in a pot yesterday - The pot is enormouse! 66cm!
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:25 pm

started sowing my tomatoes now..
sweet olive and fantasio.
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Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:22 pm

onions, garlic, shallots in my new deep bed..... thanks to Mrs Big Al. What a darling she is.
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Re: what are you sowing?

Post: # 144524Post MuddyWitch
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:50 pm

Just planted my onions sets in their alloted beds. Also planted Summer (White/Salad) cabbage seeds in an unheated propogator in a mini greenhouse in the polytunnel...ie triple wrapped! Worked ok last year, will keep you posted. :lol:

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Post: # 144527Post Elizabeth
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:19 pm

Planted today;

Parsnip - Cobham Improved Marrow
Carrot - Earlies; Nantes 2
Red Onion - Red Baron (in a circle around the above two.

All in containers. Carrots in the coldframe and parsnips covered by wriggly plastic.
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Post: # 144529Post starchild
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:02 pm

Wow - you guys are amazing; I'm so inspired. I'm only just digging out last years weeds from my clay soil and I'm really nervous of putting anything in there yet. It's so heavy and wet out there.

Maybe I'll start some pots on the dining table. DH kicked a football into the greenhouse last summer :roll: Kids eh? ...
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Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:52 pm

gardeners delight tomatoes today
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Post: # 144552Post Super.Niki
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:36 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: I've just brought a greenhouse!!!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Well... ok it's one of those mini-stand-up=pleastic jobs but it's got two shelves either side and i can stand up in it and it fits perfectly in ym back garden! :)

Today I planted 3 pots of cucumbers (one seed in each, is that enough or can I add more the pots are the size of round ice-cream tubs... Yeo Valley Vanilla to be exact :lol: )

1 pot (1/2 a 4-pint milk bottle) with 4 cabbage seeds in

1 pot (1/2 a 4-pint milk bottle) with 4 cauliflower seeds in... the plan is to transport the seedlings when the arrive... they're in the greenhouse!!!

Tomorrow I've got:
-some tumbling tomatos (the lovely ex-tennants left me 2 usable hanigng baskets and a bin FULL of real plant pots!)
-Lettuce leaves (well, mixed salad leaves, had LOADS of luck last year with them!)
-peas (I LOVE PEAS!!!!)
-french beans
-broadbeans (another love)
-carrots-potatos
-onions
-spring onions
-radishes
-sweetcorn

Herb Garden also being planted tomorrow:
-sage
-oregano
-cress
-parsley
-basil
-chives
-mint
-dill
-thyme
-coriander
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Questions:
when should I plant broccoli & peppers?
In the random beds outside uni there is some lavender growing... I can use some if I wish (so I am told) how to I go about getting it to be replanted? like what do I take? don't really want an entire bush of the stuff to cart home?
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Re: what are you sowing?

Post: # 144559Post Annpan
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:14 pm

Super.Niki wrote: Questions:
when should I plant broccoli & peppers?
In the random beds outside uni there is some lavender growing... I can use some if I wish (so I am told) how to I go about getting it to be replanted? like what do I take? don't really want an entire bush of the stuff to cart home?
Wow, get you!!!

Peppers need a long growing season, so you should get them in somewhere warm just now and my broccolli said to plant it now too (again somewhere warm, at least till it has seedlings.

Someone was talking about lavender cuttings on here a week ago... it is time just now too, I take cuttings and leave them in water for a good while (kid on they are a flower arrangement) some might sprout roots, the ones that do you stick in compost. Otherwise you can get some hormone rooting stuff, but I don't personally like the sound of it.
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Post: # 145433Post thesunflowergal
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:26 pm

Sow (lol) far we have sown
Tumbling toms
Chillis
Peppers
Sping Onions
Potatoes

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Post: # 145445Post JulieSherris
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:15 pm

I have my tray of seed potatoes & Oca chitting in the derelict cottage....

So far on my windowsills I have planted:

Cauliflower,
Broad beans,
Sweet chocolate Pepper,
Yellow Pepper,
Aubretia, (for the banks)
Yellow centiflor tomatoes
Red centiflor tomatoes
'Normal' tomatoes (shirley, I think)
Parsley Berliners (cos I liked the sound of those rather than parsnips)
and 2 little pots of tobacco seeds!

And I have a box full of other seed packets just waiting their turn..... :mrgreen:
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Re: what are you sowing?

Post: # 145452Post Milims
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:29 pm

Cress :oops:
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Re: what are you sowing?

Post: # 145455Post Super.Niki
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:37 pm

I've got cress too!! Even ready to nibble at within a week! Either I'm a REALLY good gardener or cress is like the ultimate confidence-in-gardening boosting plant!!
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Post: # 145456Post Super.Niki
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:37 pm

I've got cress too!! Even ready to nibble at within a week! Either I'm a REALLY good gardener or cress is like the ultimate confidence-in-gardening boosting plant!!

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