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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?

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?

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