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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 4:53 pm    Post subject: So, what have you all planted?  Reply with quote    

Anything new or unusual?
Is it too cold yet anyway?

Chez



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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just purchased an Annie Elizabeth apple tree. We also seem to have an inexplicable quantity of walking onions. And skirret.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nothing so far and it's driving me mad! Especially when I keep getting tormented by seed websites!

However I've told myself I can't sow seeds this year that can't go straight into the ground or greenhouse as I don't know when the building is going to start if it starts at all.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

beetroot, carrot and parsnip seedlings, sown leeks and salad leaves.

It is probably too cold but I'm impatient! The top edge of the deep beds and bug guard netting seems to be producing a slightly warmer microclimate

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nowt yet but i have started thinning the slimy hoard.

onion sets will go in fairly soon for spring onion style harvest after a couple of months

beans etc will go in as plants a bit after that

im temped to start some salad leaves and radishes soon.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mainly replacement trees - so much fruit on the new Kidds Orange Red apple that it ripped a branch off and damaged the trunk badly. I've put in another nearby in case I have to remove the six year old tree. Same with Pineapple Quince, huge fruits that caused branches and trunk to split lengthwise so I've had to decapitate it just leaving a couple of feet of trunk, and just in case that's fatal, I've planted a young Aromatnaya Quince and plunged a lot of the Pineapple Quince cuttings in the ground to see if they'll root. Two plums didn't come back to life last spring and have been replaced with the same varieties and I've filled in the gaps in the grape fence, which is now complete with twenty vines - four of which mark the resting places of elderly chickens that passed away peacefully in their sleep.

Hots



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Garlic is well up.
Tomatoes are in their tubs in the greenhouse and I have leeks, peas and courgettes coming on in the greenhouse also.
Charlotte spuds are chitting in the backroom.
That's all so far, not sure how much longer I'm going to have my veg patch, so I'm holding back a bit and only growing stuff we really like!

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Polytunnel:
Garlic is doing nicely (planted in November), Charlotte and Sharpes Express earlies, peas and 2 types of shallots.
In pots or trays in the greenhouse:
2 types of Peas, Broad Beans, 6 types of Tomatoes, 4 types of Chilli, Golden Berry, Courgettes, Leeks, , Jerusalem Artichoke, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Calabresse, Cos Lettuce.
Outside: Reedmace.

I'm a bad person who heats his greenhouse but I justify it in the amount I can get growing early - thats why I sow so much to keep the greenhouse full.

Edited: I should have included Beetroot.

Last edited by OtleyLad on Sat Apr 02, 16 5:59 am; edited 1 time in total

mousjoos



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've prepared the two plots ; one's not grown anything in liiving memory other than ferns & brambles...should be interesting

Some friends have asked if we'd thought of doing veg-boxes this year, which makes me think we may end up trying to grow too much, if we are not very careful

Shan



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sown all my tomatoes, peppers, chillis. Started sowing french climbing beans, pumpkin & courgettes yesterday.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Garlic, onions and shallots and broad beans and peas in the polytunnel.

Charlotte spuds, more onions and shallots outside, along with parsnips, beetroot, spring onions carrotts and mixed leaves.

Chillies, tomatoes and peppers taking over the landing windows.

Sowing more peas, planting more spuds and putting out sweet peas tomorrow if the weather holds.

We garden in a walled garden so we are a little bit warmer.

LynneA



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Location: London N21
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nothing in the ground - potatoes planned for Sunday will be the first, but assorted alliums in module trays, and I've started using my soil blockers to sow salads and tomatoes, which have been put in clear plastic crates on the back windowsill. New method seems to be working well.

AnnaD



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've only planted tomatoes and chillis so far. The tomatoes have mostly come through, but none of the chillis have yet. I'm not sure if that's because the seeds are a few years old, or whether I'm just impatient. I've also got blackcurrant and redcurrant cuttings growing roots.

I'll start planting more seeds now that it's April, although I don't want to do it too soon due to the colder climate up here.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Only things that can take temperatures well below freezing (with some protection)
Spinach/beets/chard
Arugula
Happy Rich
Hakurei turnips
Cilantro
Lettuce mix
Head lettuce
Carrots and parsnips (not up yet)

Things are warming up fairly quickly here right now - Aquilegia is coming up, as is bleeding heart. Fruit trees haven't budded out yet, but maples have. Colder weather incoming however.

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

AnnaD wrote:
I've only planted tomatoes and chillis so far. The tomatoes have mostly come through, but none of the chillis have yet. I'm not sure if that's because the seeds are a few years old, or whether I'm just impatient. I've also got blackcurrant and redcurrant cuttings growing roots.

I'll start planting more seeds now that it's April, although I don't want to do it too soon due to the colder climate up here.


My chillis took twice as long as the tomatos to show - they are always slower.

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