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Posted: 25/01/2013 at 07:51

Hello Bunny, if it works for you then I think I don't have enough window sills in the right places. Houses in France have windows that open inwards (easier to clean), but they often don't have indoor window sills and mine are mostly north and west facing. I've tried putting aluminium foil on one side of the inside of the propagater but it didn't really work.

Does the grass stay green?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:13

The Alps are covered with snow all winter and loads of people ski but when spring comes the grass grows green and the farmers take their cattle and sheep up to graze in summer.

Pumpkin seeds

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:07

Why don't you do both? Then you would know what to do in the future.


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:03

I think it's a bit early. When I start seeds early and put them on a windowsill they go a bit long and leggy, trying to reach the light. Then what do you do with them if it's still too cold for an unheated greenhouse?

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 08:58

Peppers need lots of water. I've given up, although it's warm enough here, if I forget watering or go on holiday and leave it to someon else the peppers are small and thin skinned.

Have you seen the photos of Lilylouise's garden? it's amazing and the front is all planted with annuals that she probably grows in one of the greenhouses. She opens it for the NGS.

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 22:35

Geoff, in Spain you won't be able to watch i player. You may need someone with an English address to get English TV.

A friend has just been to Australia, it was 40°. It was 2° here, but at least snow has melted.

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 22:27

It depends what you are planting. Tomatoes definately start in the greenhouse. I sow french and runner beans in pots in the greenhouse then plant out the little plants after risk of frost has passed. Peas and broad beans can be sown into the garden. I start in March, but many people sow broad beans in autumn. Potatoes, obviously, in garden. Brassicas, eg broccoli, I sow in cold frames and plant in the garden as young plants.

Laurels and Photinias

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 22:13

It should work if you keep the laurels under control as they will eventually grow much bigger than the photinias. I have both in my garden, but not as a hedge together.

Hardening off after short period indoors

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 22:11

Yes, it would be helpful to know what you are growing. Some plants are hardier than others. If they are hardy enough they would be better in the greenhouse as the light would be better, but if half hardy or tender they may need more protection. If you had a maximum/minimum thermometre you would know how cold it gets in the greenhouse.

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 21:30

Hello Bunny, I joined this quite recently too. Don't live as far away as Inka, only France, our time is one hour ahead. 10.30 now.

Saw Bake-Off too. Eclairs are meant to come from here, but the ones they make where I live are very disappointing. Soggy pastry, sickly patisserie cream inside and chocolate icing - not real chocolate.

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