Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
What should I be planting/sowing now?
Page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own
Author 
 Message
Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8181
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 6:54 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I have a carrot bed but I can't plant anything in it because a rabbit has taken to undermining it and tunnelling through!

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6621
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could put carrots in the polytunnel..might be an idea as we're further north..

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
If carrots are put in now, will they grow enough outside to be worth while, as mine have been a disaster so far this year?


It's been 10 years since I had a veg plot but I'm sure I used to sow carrots for baby carrots now. Maybe 2 weeks to germinate? Could be quicker in this weather. Should get a useful crop by October (definitely so in a polytunnel)

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pak choi (most asian greens) will do too

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8181
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good reminder. I need to get some Pak Choi sown. My Pay Choi from early on in the year did phenomenally well.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

With the mild winters we have nowadays it's probably worth sowing more courgettes in June to take over when the first lot get mildewed and manky

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Leeks? should get some pencil sized ones by the time it gets cold, just sow direct quite thick and let them get on with it

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6621
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pak Choi in, and early carrots and wallflowers!
Climbing French Beans sown. I think I've got some leek seed....
It will be interesting to compare the results eventually, as we are spread geographically

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8181
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have some leeks ready to be planted out. Just need to weed the bed they are going into.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10992

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 19 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I might try some more carrots and leeks in the bed I have cleared the potatoes from. It is under a hedge, but it might work. The carrots I sowed a few weeks ago have come up all right; well some have, the multicolour ones seem a bit shy.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8181
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 19 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My purple ones always did well but to be honest, I found them a bit bland. The white were the sweetest, followed bbq the orange, then the yellow. The purple were oddly savoury in a potato sort of way. A good foil for the rest, I suppose.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35694
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 19 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my sparrows enjoyed the last planting of onions, there may be the odd survivor out of quite a few

i have about 6 wks light in that spot so i was thinking of mustard to cut as very young leaves over a week or so.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10992

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 19 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will use up some more of the packet of mixed colour carrots next year, then when they are gone, will probably go back to orange. For once this year the various coloured chards have worked; usually they fail. Odd how the unusual coloured things don't germinate as well, especially as the original carrots weren't orange.

Dpack, good luck with a short rotation crop. What about radishes?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35694
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 19 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i have radish but much as i like them they upset my tum so those are feeding butterfly caterpillars at the mo .

a month to 6 weeks should be enough for mustard to grow to a 4 leaf target for harvest .

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8181
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 19 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
my sparrows enjoyed the last planting of onions, there may be the odd survivor out of quite a few

i have about 6 wks light in that spot so i was thinking of mustard to cut as very young leaves over a week or so.

I found 5 sparrows in the greenhouse yesterday.... I really don't want to net it. I picked everything ripe or nearly ripe and I will have to live with whatever else they scavenge. They only seem to begging for the low hanging ones at the moment, so I can live with that.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own All times are GMT
Page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com