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How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 07:47
Love furtle too!!!

Soil temp is 13 this morning. Will throw some cling film over before I leave for work! I soooo want them to come.

Growing veg with little space

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 00:22
Thanks!! I really can't spell!!

Growing veg with little space

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 00:16
I turn growbag s on the very end bang soil down and cut open then roll down the sides then plant beans in and put canes up in a tripod. You only need 3 growbags. Just remember to add drainage holes.

Tumbling toms for hanging baskets. Or a nestursion (no idea how it is spelt) but its an edible flower to top up your salads

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 00:07
Will get the thermometer in the conservatory. Just stuck the tip in my dahlia tray. It's sitting on some of that fabric capillary matting and I water from the bottom. It's currently reading 15degrees but the heater hasn't come on yet. In the day it's rather warm in there. The sun hits it and when I get home it's toasty warm. Will try and check the heat in the morning and when I get in from work.

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 23:14
Do you know how long dahlias normally take?? I really really hope so,

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 23:11
Yes that's what my dad was advised to do especially as was windy at my front when it was planted. Just hoping it picks up and puts on
More growth this year. Will turn in some chicken pellets and water ASAP!

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:41
HH - I find it so rewarding when they germinate and then they change so fast. I have done marigolds before and climbing beans and carrots but always left the rest to family and garden centres!!! Just wish I had a greenhouse!

At the rate I'm going though I will have a garden full and some to give away!!!

Stupidly the ones I want to germinate the most are the dwarf red dahlia. What's the betting that some expert tells me that this seed is normally infertile! Will be v sad if it doesn't come as all my cuttings died off so it will be lost!!

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:34
Oh my dad trimmed it back about 7 months after it was planted and he took it back hard to make a shape. So I would be cutting into old wood now if I took more!!

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:33
I have some soil improver so may throw some if that at the base. Chicken pelly so ok???

I built up the eart about a foot so I could put bedding plants in without being down at the root ball level. It was the first bush I ever bought and I really don't want to loose it!

I have cineraria at the base as it overwintered and I'm unsure if I can take cuttings off this then oust. Or just trim back, then I can get to the soil more and turn the top with fertiliser.

Thanks for replying!

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:02
Sweet peas were first on 29march. God I even have a diary of when sown and when germinated, I think it's getting me!!

I need to get my plastic conservatory up. I would love a real greenhouse but unsure if I have enough space for one!

I even shot out of work early to get pots to grown on my cuttings!! I bought 26 at 9p each and then ended up spending 33.59!!!!!! Ooops

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