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<span>With the current climate and rain fall - when should I plant out warm weather seedlings?
<span>Currently have courgette and pumpkin seedlings at 4 leaf stage, and corn at 3 leaf stage which I am switching between outside and inside depending on daily rainfall.
<span>Also with the heavy rainfall the slugs are having a fieldday at my allotment, as the slug pallets are just getting rained off.
my greenhouse is kooking like the tropical house at Kew; waiting for the weather to settle down before i can plant them out on my allotment. Taking them in and out to harden them off is a chore but i would be really upset if i lost them to frost. Looking forward to eating them all evetually
you must be down south. it is so cold up in the north east and damp seeds are very hard to get going
My greenhouse is full to the brim at the moment,with beans ,peas , petunias and other bedding plants, as well as sub tropical plants all waiting to go out into tubs and baskets.Here in Somerset it has rained almost continuously for the last week or more I turned most of the garden over with the fork to lay a new lawn before the rain and have not been able to work it since.Looking forward to some dry and sunny weather so that we all can enjoy the work that awiats us all.
Courgette and pumpkins don't like cold wet soil, or weather for that matter. I too live in the northeast and its like winter here. My pumpkins are at the 4-leaf stage and I will be potting them on as they don't like to be rootbound. For the time being they will be sheltering in a frost-free polytunnel. If you really have to plant out, use a cloche to provide some protection. I think it could be as late as June before we can plant out.
Still havent planted veg on allotment as its still raining and .......cold. i dont like going out in it so i dont think the plants will either. Have put toms nd cucumbers in grow bags in greenhouse. First year ive had a greenhouse so its a bit of a steep learning curve.
I made do with those plastic covered greenhouses for years but after watching fly around the garden for the umpteenth time losing all my seedlings my husband bought me a proper one. Seeds have got off to a good start and plenty of room for growbags and pots, planning on growing tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies.
Allotmentmax..I have a plastic cold frame it brill its about 1 meter x 1 meter and about 75 cm tall.you can fit at least 2 grow bags in it.. it sits on my patio and I have peppers, cucumber and a aubergine plant in and still plenty of room for other things too.. it was £12.50....