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moggins



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
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Location: Gloucester
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 6:06 pm    Post subject: Is this right?  Reply with quote    

One tray of seedling has appeared overnight! They appear to be leeks (I think) I have two tiny shoots appearing in another tray but nothing in the third.

Bearing in mind that these last two trays are carrots and spinach, they have all been watered daily and put in the same conditions, does this sound about right?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds OK, you never know when somethings going to pop up really.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Leeks are pretty fast to sprout. Carrots take forever. Don't know about spinach - somewhere between the two I would expect.

I love the moment when the first seedlings poke their heads out of the soil - I've got some leeks just showing too, and a bit of sorrel, and a few broad beans that I started off indoors to compare against outdoor sown. Everything else is still in hiding.

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My rocket always "hatches" in about two days but the carrots take forever!

moggins



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you I was almost as excited as the kids, one minute we had two little seedlings and by the evening we had a whole trayful, you could almost see them growing it was happening so fast.

I know, I'm a very sad person

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The kids might like to start nasturtiums indoors, they shoot up like no-one's business! Great fun, and scary how tall they can grow in such a small space of time

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I planted parsnips on 1st Feb and still no show. Should I walt longer or reseed?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Might have been a bit cold for parsnips, wait another week or so before re-seeding

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ok, will do, thanks, Mr T.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I find waiting the the Parsely to sprout is the really frustrating one.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Someone told me you can start parsley really early?

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

STILL waiting for my pepper and chilli seeds to do something, 2nd attempt on bathroom window sill above radiator, 2 weeks and still no show?
Planted leeks and parsnips at weekend, in seed trays.
Think id better get digging on the allotment to get some soil ready for them !
Dave

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Planted my peppers and chillis first of Feb also, they are now about 2 inches high, in the greenhouse.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 05 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Planted Beetroot and dwarf french beans in seed trays on 11 march and put them in the cupboard under the stairs which is full of hot water pipes and by the 13th i had 22 beetroot ( out of 30) and 9 dwarf beans (out of 12) the others might still come through but they are on a window sill above a radiator now. I couldn't beleive how quick they shot up.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 05 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blacksmith wrote:
STILL waiting for my pepper and chilli seeds to do something, 2nd attempt on bathroom window sill above radiator, 2 weeks and still no show?


Give it another week, they really shouldn't take any longer than that

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