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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??

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 08:05
Any views on 'leggy' seedlings? Some of my seedlings I put in propagated seed modules. Some others, I just threw lots in some 3" inch pots and put on a windowsill. The former germinated much more quickly (within about four days) but look pretty leggy - tall and spindly. Whereas the seeds that were more of an afterthought appear shorter and sturdier. Typical.

Germinating seeds

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:20
Rather than wait a bit and sow leek and beetroot seeds directly, I thought I'd experiment with planting them in modules in my non-heated greenhouse. Just over a week on, nothing's doing at all, which maybe isn't a huge surprise given the weather. Should I bring the trays inside or have I now missed the opportunity for them to germinate? Or should i just be patient? Problem is, I've not really got much more space to put them - largely as I've got lots of tomato seedlings in our spare room already which have successfully germinated! Otherwise, I've still got loads of seeds so I can just wait until Spring actually arrives and direct sow...

Blackberries

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:04
I bought one (Loch Ness) from Thompson Morgan which arrived around a month ago when it was freezing! I just put it in the pot in a cold frame while it was freezing and it seemed fine. But I put in the ground last week as I figured it must be pretty hardy and despite more frosts etc, it already looks much happier in the ground.

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 17:14

I've seen people be a bit sniffy about Sungold in the past but I've never understood why! I think they grow well, even outdoors with the vagaries of the British climate, and are an excellent cropper.

Potatoes in bags

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 15:56

So what's the verdict on the forum about whether we can risk putting potatoes out? Mine have been chitting away quite happily for a few weeks and I think they're largely ready for planting (I'll use patio bags). I don't want to leave it too much longer as a few of the small ones are starting to go a bit soft.

But, even though the days seem / feel warmer, it's definitely still round about zero by night - I'm in Central London as well!

I know that potato foliage is frost-prone but is there enough warmth in the sun by day to get them started and then hopefully by the time shoots get above soil level, the frosts may hev ended..?

potatoes

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 10:51
Ok, fine. Have got them by a window in our spare room. It's bright but the sun doesn't really shine in directly.

I really wanted them all planted by now but when I came home last night about midnight, it was definitely well below freezing.

potatoes

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 09:56
Do they need sunlight while chitting?

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