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Summer's coming

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:30 am
by Odsox
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This one and 5 others colouring up nicely :iconbiggrin:

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:09 pm
by Green Aura
I've got one seedling, less than 1cm tall. :lol:

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:01 am
by ina
My goodness! :shock:

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:51 pm
by Cassiepod
my outdoors plants are bushing up nicely but we had frost last night so flowers and fruits are a ways away... but summer is definitely coming

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:34 pm
by KathyLauren
Strawberries already? WOW!!

Yes, summer is coming. I just hope it's on a weekend this year! ;) We had about 25cm of snow this week. It's melting, thank goodness, but we have at least a month of mud before spring starts.

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:01 am
by Flo
If someone would switch off the easterly wind we might even see the end of spring and the start of summer here.

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:56 am
by Green Aura
Well it's warmed up here all right. We've had a moor fire for the last three days, just outside the village. They've "put it out" twice but a shift in wind direction rekindles it. I've no idea how that works.

No windows or doors open here!

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:43 am
by Odsox
Lucky you. We have had continuous torrential rain all day Saturday, all day Sunday and all day yesterday, together with storm force winds. Thankfully it stopped last night and is now heading into Wales.
It was well forecast so I irrigated the tunnels to empty both my tanks, which are now full again. That's 2 cubic metres or 2000 litres. It takes 47mm of rain falling on my barn roof to fill both tanks and they were both full yesterday morning.

Now the sun's out, there's no wind and it's warming up nicely. :sunny:

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:44 am
by Green Aura

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:55 am
by Odsox
Green Aura wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:44 am
Send it up here.
Will do, although don't blame me if it forgets to stop

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:16 pm
by Flo
Send it over here - drought conditions coming on a treat.

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:27 pm
by Odsox
Now I've got one of those lurking on my windowsill.
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I also have some starting to appear in the greenhouse. This is Gardener's Ecstasy which is a new one for me and looks to be very early. I have 3 plants and they have all set their first truss already, they were sown on 16th of February and planted out on the 30th of March. None of the other varieties that I planted at the same time are anywhere near as forward.
I think I may restart my 1st of January trials and see how this one compares to Silver Fir Tree and Latah.
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Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:46 pm
by ina
My one and only tomato plant has arrived at the immense height of 5cm by now.... :lol:

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:54 am
by Green Aura
We've got tomatoes on the plants we started in the mini hydroponic system then moved on to our tubs. They're tiny varieties - Red Robin and Windowbox Red. They're very small plants, only about 10" tall, with small cherry toms on, but look very promising.

The ones started in a propagator, our more usual varieties - Bloody Butcher, Sub Arctic Plenty and Tamina have produced their first trusses but are much taller varieties anyway.

And the single chilli plant which survived overwintering has got half a dozen or so green chillies and lots of flowers. OH tells me it was a variety called "Super chilli" and it certainly seems to be living up to its name. We've had maybe 4-5 chillies off it, growing just one at a time, since I cut it right back to hibernate for the winter.

Re: Summer's coming

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:46 pm
by Flo
Blooming heck, my tomatoes are only recently into the greenhouse and have some way to go to catch up with the first truss.