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Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 12:11 pm    Post subject: What's Growing?  Reply with quote    

One excellent thing about the house we're renting is it has a great extension/conservatory/orangery/type thing, with a ledge all the way round for putting seeds on!

I know we're going to need to move them when we move house but thought I'd go for it with a few seeds anyway.

We've sown tomatoes (moneymakers), too many in reality, many will be given away/swapped, broad beans, peas, jalapeno peppers and Arthur has sown pumpkin, a whole tray of them Oh and a tray of basil.

Also sunflowers, violas and I was given lavender seeds so giving them a go, we've only ever taken cuttings before so I'm interested to see how they do because we want a large row of lavender in the new place.

What have you sown? What you planning? It still feels very cold for seed sowing really!

Contemplating some sweetcorn, too. I know I'll be moving the whole lot to the new place but we're going to have an overlap of the rental and house purchase completion, so I'm ignoring that

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know I should be sowing, but to my shame I haven't.

I might get something started over the Easter holidays.

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm still waiting for it to warm up a bit here.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3208
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was good with peppers, they were sown in early February, put in a propagator and most have come up - in fact all the ones which say difficult to germinate, so, inevitably the easy ones are just compost in pots so far.
Yesterday I put 5 seeds of each of 13 tomato varieties in the propagators, having just noticed the date. I'm sure I'll only have tiny plants when those around are posting pictures of their Moneymakers.
Now I'm out of heated space and wondering what to plant next, as a cold spell is forecast - lettuces, brassicas and peas I think, to go in the unheated greenhouse.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6220
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No shelter here so it all has to go outside. Not only has it been too cold,its just too wet.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8687
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've held off cos of the cold too - but I have broadbeans in pots in the greenhouse and just sown tomatoes in the propagator

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6220
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got red broad beans,red onion sets and garlic planted last Autumn.
Only about half the broad beans have survived,because we had cold without the snow blanket I haven't properly checked the onions yet.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14944
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Carrots. I showed them yesterday. We were going to plant pumpkins, but I have no seed. I did a big muck out and fertilised all the beds, though, so I’m itching to get started now.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 18 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I haven't had time and it has been too cold. I have bought my seeds and my potatoes are chitting up happily. I am hoping to at least get the compost heap moved and the onion sets in next weekend, then sow some seeds to start off indoors.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 18 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Runner beans, more broad beans and a few butternut squash went in today.

I'd normally sow broad beans and runners directly but as we might not be in the new house until early May, thought I'd do a few in peat pots so we didn't miss out

Willow helped

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