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What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:04

This year I am growing in bed

1. Sweet corn 2 types, Calalloo, Broad Beans 2 types, Radishes, Leeks.

2 Celeriac (have been warned this may not produce much), Calabrese, Elephant Garlic, Soft Neck Garlic, Red Baron Onions, Rocket.

3 Snowball Turnips, Spring Onions, Cos, Little Gem, Lettuce Mazur, Peas, Spinach 2 types, Runner Beans, Dwarf French Beans, Fennel.

4 Rainbow Chard, Brussels Sprouts, more Leeks, Purple Sprouting Broccoli.

In troughs, Courgettes, in pots Carrots 2 types, Hamburg Parsley, Potatoes 3 types, Marmande Tomatoes.

In greenhouse Aubergines, San Marzano Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers.

Watercress is in pots in 3" of water. Globe Artichoke just about to be planted.


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:53

Fabulous evening bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:47

Philippa, I have emailed you

Message from Mike

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:36

I agree

Sweet Corn

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:18

John, you are supposed to grow them 18" apart, but I used the close bed system (more yield per sq. metre, less yield per plant) and usually plant them around 12" apart and they do fine. I would go for 4 per pot which will help with the pollinating too. They may need some feeding in pots.

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:12

I have a lovely wallflower, that is pale yellow and flowers before virtually anything else. I also get a lot of yellow from roses. Holly hocks, Californian poppies, you can get the most incredible cream colour; but you have to sow a lot and then weed out the colours you don't like, Broom comes in shades of yellow.

Message from Mike

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:05

Best wishes to Mrs Fishy and Mike, thank you Amanda and Fishy for relaying messages.

Talkback: How to grow rockets leaves from seed

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:01

Rob, I sow Rocket directly into the ground, sprinkle a few slug pellets; a little water and then let them get on with it. This seems to work, I don't bother with seed trays.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:56

Lovely morning bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:55

Philippa, is Andrew the person running the plant creche? Could you pm me with his details please?

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