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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...

Deformed beans

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 13:12

Just in last few weeks, I've had lots of black fly on my french and runner beans. Might be coincidence but this has been when the beans started to go funny shapes too...

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 12:57

Can i just check on whether toms will ripen quicker indoors or outdoors at this time of year? more out of laziness, i've still got my plants out in pots in the garden. Have had a fair few, although the black russians only just starting to go (brown!) now.

Completely understand they're ripenened by the warmth... but... my youngest occasionally (and annoyingly) grabs a green one, which I then bring inside. Yet the ones inside seem to be ripening more slowly than the ones still on the plants?? Maybe just coincidence and our child has a habit of grabbing the least ripe ones?

Should say, am in SE England and on average temps are about 17C by day, 8C by night.



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