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Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 10:04 am    Post subject: Frosts. Reply with quote
    

Do we reckon we’re past the last ones? Have beans to plant out but it says to wait until after frosts. They’re getting bigger than the pots they’re in.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Last frost I’ve noted here was may 26th a few years ago, but you’re way more sheltered than us. Have you had frost this week? We’ve had two pretty frosty nights

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

we only had 3 frosts all winter this year.

i spose it depends on microclimate as well as the general weather patterns.

most lowland uk is frost free by may but weather can be "unusual"

with delicates i tend to err on the side of caution, i have lost too many carefully nurtured seedlings.

a extra week or two confined to pots is ok if you feed them and make sure they have enough moisture, better than grey mush or a stunted blue tomato plant

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I generally wait until May and have some fleece ready in case needed.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ta. I’ll leave them to die in the greenhouse rather than killing them in the beds.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
Ta. I’ll leave them to die in the greenhouse rather than killing them in the beds.

Pillock.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Harsh.

24 courgette plants is enough, right?

And about 120 beans.

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh no, you need at least double that.... :lol:Get planting... let us know how it all turns out....

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I know where you live, remember?

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think you should worry more about the fact that I know where YOU live.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

One thing to be certain of, I think. As soon as somebody assures you that all risk of frost has passed, and you put your tender plants out, we will have one!

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

buzzy wrote:
One thing to be certain of, I think. As soon as somebody assures you that all risk of frost has passed, and you put your tender plants out, we will have one!

Henry



Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

buzzy wrote:
One thing to be certain of, I think. As soon as somebody assures you that all risk of frost has passed, and you put your tender plants out, we will have one!

Henry

Tell Nick to go for it.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 20 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Perhaps the best idea is to put the plants out at the end of April and have something to put over a cloche frame or if all else fails, pea sticks, if there is a frost warning. Ideal is fleece over cloche frames, but anything like a dust sheet, old sheet or blanket, old curtains will do at a pinch.

Nick can put his 48 courgettes out and let them turn to mush if he likes; he always does what he wants anyway.

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