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Latest posts by Bf206

tomatoes

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:31

Ok thanks. I might reduce the number of plants I ultimately look to grow to full size outside - I haven't got huge amounts of space, unfortunately. about 30 plants currently, I'll prob take out about 5 that look less sturdy and then give away another 10.

tomatoes

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 17:42

Apols, I know this question is often asked here, but... what final pot size would people recommend? I've got an array of indeterminates (Black Cherry, Sungold, G's Delight, Moneymaker). The biggest pots I've got currently are 15 litre but I've seen some recommend 20, even 25 litre. Is 15 litre enough or should I invest in some 20 litres, say? thank you!

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 09:24

V useful on the small pots tip, italophile - thank you! The fact they'll be in small pots fr longer, would you still pot up to an intermediate size pot before they go into their final large containers? I know potting up several times, burying part of the stem, is a good idea but if they're already v tall by the time they go into say 6" pots is there any point?

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:09

thanks bob, yeah think I will just hold on a bit longer. there are signs (famous last words!) of warmer weather from next week  i just want to make sure they're not 'held bck' by being in small pots but guess so long as watered enough should be ok? until mrs bf really has enough of plants taking over the house  

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 18:55

I've got about 30 plants (mix of Black Cherry, Gardeners Delight, Sungold, Moneymaker) grown from seed that were in modules, now in individual 3" pots, doing very well on various windowsills indoors. problem is that some of them are now about 30cm tall and clearly need repotting  - but I had been hoping by the time that came they would be ready to put outside as I just do not have the room inside and only a small coldframe. Definitely not yet looking at the forecast! So, it seems to be a choice between keeping them in smaller pots for another few weeks, indoors. Or pot up but unleash the British summer on them...

Garlic - progress report

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 20:22

So, my youngest took a dislike to one of my garlic plants today... since he pretty much broke the stem off (and I've got plenty) I thought I might just dig it up and see what's doing.

It basically looks just like a spring onion, with a purplish end but nothing really ressembling a bulb... I realise that's basically green garlic (smells nice and probably quite tasty!) but I'm now worried. Shouldn't my garlic (planted in November) be a bit further along by now? Or is it only in the last month or so that the bulbs form?

slugs and toddlers

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:48
I'm going to try nematodes for the first time... Although a bit annoyed to see they're not as effective with snails, though!

How early can I plant out runner beans?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 11:39

This isn't me getting too overexcited at the first prospects of spring, more that I may have planted my runner beans a bit too early. They're indoors, in 3" pots, but they're about 20-30cm tall already and the roots are beginning to creep out. It seems crazy to repot them though and I'd don't really have room indoors to put them if I do have them in bigger pots. I've got a coldframe that they could go in - although it's small and they're probably too big for that already!

It's surely too early to put them in the ground (although I'm in central London and temperatures are forecast to be 18C by sunday...) but I'm not sure what to do?

Growing leeks

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:43
I've got a deep 12" pot which i could use... Thank you!

Growing leeks

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 11:42

I'm a leek novice and as a result, hadn't really thought through the practicalities of growing them - I didn't realise they had such a long growing time

I've planted some seeds in modules, currently sitting in cold frame with nothing doing. Problem is, I assume I'm now not going to have any leeks ready until late autumn/early winter so I'm not sure I want them using up lots of my limited veggie plot all spring and summer!

If i put them into 3" pots once they germinate, how long could I leave them in there until putting them into the soil? Ie could I leave them grouped in pots until September when I'll have space freed up elsewhere??

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