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I have just sowed some turnip - last year the bed was for roots. I couldn't work out what the seedling were coming up in it. Suddenly struck me it's the carrot seeds sown last year, they seem to have germinated. Should make an interesting brassica bed
This years haven't so, maybe, next year, they will
My carrots have just germinated, took ages. No parsnips yet.
Sue I have big bones too, truly, size 7 foot for height of 5'3". But girth has expanded since the menopause.
Will save you time if you like carrot and turnip mash!.
I've got my baskets planted up for the front of the house but won't replace the viola ones for a while yet. It still hasn't rained here yet and I fear I will have to go out and water later on.
I sowed carrots,beetroot,cabbage,turnip and planted some potatoes in my raised veg bed covered with net all are through the soil after 3 weeks and weather not been great so some sunny weather now they sould take off. Just in from the greenhouse done my other 2 hanging baskets and my sister in laws as well re potted my fuchsia bush into a bigger pot planted some petunia's .Earlier went to the library then to watch the boy at rugby he is good right enough he scored 3 tries in the first game i watched then i left wind & rain to cold for me to stand and watch more. Oh and visited the GC got a tray of 6 salvia red good size plugs in the bargain stall £2 happy with them 3 bag of compost. They where doing 6 large plug plants for £10 so i got 4 trailing fuchsia and 2 trailing geraniums and my good lady got a nice plant pot for the house and a packet of wire spring clips to hold the glass in the greenhouse just for spares good day enjoyed.
Good afternoon everyone. I planted different types of carrots in 5 really big plastic pots; Wilko's 'large' carrots, Autumn King, Early Nantes and Chanteney red cored. I then placed some very thick polycarbonate on top for about 10/15 days. They germinated, Early Nantes being the slowest. They have caught up now and they are all about 2cm tall. I am not a scientific gardener at all, but I think some veg seeds need a bit of heat to get going.
Weird, wet and windy in the Fens today, so it has been a sewing not sowing day.
That's interesting Artjak because I read somewhere else on here that's someone sowed their carrot seeds then covered them with a plank of wood until they appeared. It worked because it kept them damp but I suppose also warm insulated by the wood. Oh well too late now for me. They will either grow or they won't!
Ali NG, you might have a very good point there; it is not the heat, but the moisture retaining function!
Morning all nice morning but cool just had a check and filled up the bird feeders at least it's dry so it will be a quick tea & toast then out to get started as rain forecast for late afternoon. I will post later when back in to let you know what i've been up to have a good day everyone.
Carrots are a mystery to me. Monty made it look so simple on GW!
no gardening today sadly. Got my lawn mowed yesterday in the driving rain. Lawn mower was steaming! Then we had hail the size of marbles later on. Off on holiday tomorrow so a car full of toddler supplies to pack.
happy gardening everyone!
Good morning all It's cool here and we've had some rain overnight - the first we've had for weeks - now we've some water in the butts, but they're not full yet. Maybe we'll get some more today.
I want to put some Weed and Feed on the front lawn - we have more dandelions than a dandelion farm - don't know where they've all come from, but they've got to go - I'm not precious about lawns, but there are limits
I'd better look at the destructions and see if it's supposed to go on before rain or in a dry spell ........
Oooh, Holibobs Ali? Where are you off to?
Have nice holiday ANG. Carrots for me are easy but I guess my soil is right...light loam. Couldnt be without my summer carrots. My niece calls me "orange face" so I guess that's the reason why.
Morning Andy. I'm starting later than you but looking at forecast to see when rain is due
cooler, sadly, I was hoping for hot weekend agaIn. Enjoy the day folks
Morning all. Bright and clean looking out there. I'm going to knock up a nut roast for tonite so I can exhaust myself out in the garden today and still eat a decent meal later.
Molly the witch is out and Paeonia delavayi very nearly. Lovely time of year
Nut roast....mmmm. And cake?
Morning all. Rain forecast for here in a couple of hours so going to try and get a couple of posts in. Don't have my 'helper' as she's at her Dad's so will have to use other methods for an extra pair of hands!
Andy-have a quiet day-that man works too hard everyone
Ali-have a good break
Dove-usually dry for the weed n feed but you have to water if it doesn't rain within a few days I think.
Verd- 'fess up- it's not the carrots-you've been down the spray tan place ...
There might be cake here later Verdun - certainly some bread happening this morning as we've run out. I've got some lovely fresh free range eggs from a colleague's hens, so I think scrambled is the way to go for breakfast this morning.
And if the wind doesn't blow me over out there, I'm going to pot on the tomatoes
I bet Molly's looking gorgeous Nut
Molly is lovely, I'll take a pic later and post.
Sorry Verdun, no cake today. Got to get gardening
I normally just crawl over the lawn oiking the dandelions out with a pronger thingy, but there's thousands out there at the moment - absolutely thousands! So the dreaded box of stuff has been purchased - we're going away in a couple of weeks and the lawn won't get mowed for a fortnight - if we let the dandelions flower and spread we won't be popular with the neighbour down-wind of us who is very proud of his greensward.
But I'll have to wait for a dry spell - knew I should've done it last week
Yep Fairygirl...vanity, vanity!
Morning dove, can't beat (well, you can beat eggs) fresh eggs. My tomatoes are large enough for final planting and runner beans growing outside but temps are not as they should be for vigorous growth
Exciting time of year.....gooseberries, blackcurramts, peaches, blueberries, apples, pears all fruiting. New coloured leaves on salix Nishiki and Acer flamingo. A tree to recommend is prunus cistena crimson dwarf..this is a small, richly purple leaved plant with pinky white flowers that persist. Lovely now but good all summer
Dove-my 'lawn' is not only full of dandelions but moss,daisies, buttercups and bugle (?) as well. Don't think anyone round here bothers to weed, feed or anything -they just cut it. I'm not precious about it either but I like it to at least look like grass....