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Tomato seedlings

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 09:48
I'm trying to grow from seed a variety of Black Cherry, Gardeners Delight and Sungold this year. I've planted about 30 seeds in modules, put them in freezer bags as an impromptu propagater and have got them inside in a dark, warm place to (hopefully) germinate. I only did it yesterday so I'm hoping by the time they've germinated, the weather will have improved and I can put them in my unheated greenhouse...

Does this sound like a sensible plan?? I probably should have asked in advance

Starting seeds indoors

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:51
Ah ok great. Tbh, I suspect my wife would have vetoed having lots of seed trays hanging about the house anyway... I'm in central London so tend to get the warmer of the UK weather. I guess it depends on the weather (frosts rare tho here) in terms of when I sow things in trays?

Starting seeds indoors

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:31
A small lean to. I was thinking I'd start the trays indoors while the weather is freezing, then move them outside when warmer?

Starting seeds indoors

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:08
This year, I've decided to try and grow all my fruit & veg from seed. I usually buy plug plants, with mixed success, and I've heard if you grow from seed you can end up with healthier plants. Anyway, I've bought lots of module trays and plan to start my tomato, leek and beetroot seeds indoors. Any tips for this??

Advice on small greenhouse / shed

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 15:09

Thanks - I'm familiar with it!

It's more that there seem to be plenty of companies, plus I've got relatively specific requirements, so wondered if there are any websites that people would particularly rate - e.g. are known as combi-greenhouse specialists, cater for people with smaller spaces etc.

Advice on small greenhouse / shed

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 12:02

We've only got a small garden with a couple of big raised beds which I tend to pack with fruit & veg, with some shrubs and climbing plants. Our house is semi-detached so I've also got a decent sized concreted side return, though (about 30 foot long x 7 foot wide), and I'd really like to fit in both a shed for storage of tools (at the moment they live in my basement) and some sort of greenhouse, especially so I can start fruit/veg from seed with protection from the elements.

So, would be really grateful for any advice on good places to look for the above. I haven't that much space, but equally with a small garden I don't need either a huge shed or greenhouse. Ideally I'd like some kind of combination solution that doesn't completely dwarf the side return - I need something that's wide rather than deep because of the shape of it.

Any thoughts gratefully accepted!


Posted: 02/01/2013 at 13:07
Ok thanks all. Last time I grew garlic was 09/10 when we had a v snowy December so I don't remember any growth till much later.


Posted: 02/01/2013 at 10:11
I planted garlic in November. With the mild weather in SE England, though, green scapes have appeared already - I wasn't expecting that for at least another month or so. Feb often tends to be the coldest month down here so will I need to cover them if frosts return?

Growing garlic

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:20

I want to grow some garlic this year. I've recently cleared out my veg garden, got rid of the various veggies I'd had growing, and have dug the soil over. But, could someone please give me some tips on how best to prepare the soil for planting garlic and anything else I need to know?

I'd also like recommendations on which varieties to try...

thank you!


Tomato Ripening

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 15:32

Basically, I should bite the bullet and bring them in I suspect... the house will be 20C+ most of the time...

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