Cornish Boy up North


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Sunflowers

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 16:40

Hi There mine are the same put in small pots germinated them in my propergater when 2" tall removed them to my very cool GH and seem to be fine, in fact I left a couple in the warmth to see any difference in growth and they all seem to be about the same and are already setting their second leaves.

SEEDS

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 10:21

Just bought some verbena as my mate says they are a bootful flower but looking at the instructions germination takes 3-4 weeks at 19deg, and just to be sowed in the normal way in a seed tray or a pot in good seed compost.

My sweet peas are planted in home made cardboard tubes 8-10 long 2" dia, I just use ordinary general compost and leave them in the green house & mist them with my sprayer from time to time to keep the cardboard damp, mine are well on with good roots at the bottom & really need to go in the ground but as the weather is so bad will just have to stay where they are for the time been, looking out of the window and has started to snow Yipeeeeeeeeeeee

Plant direct or seed tray

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:26

Palaisglide, Funny you should say about using large pots, before I had my allotment I used buckets with compost mixed with sharp sand on the patio with no attacks and a wonderful crop, I think that will be my way forward this season with a fleece barrier or I have been told net curtains, but to be on the safe side I will go back to some buckets or large pots on the patio because there is nothing like a freshly picked carrot.

Plant direct or seed tray

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:24

Thank you for that Miss Becks

Plant direct or seed tray

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:21

Palaisglide, Funny you should say about using large pots, before I had my allotment I used buckets with compost mixed with sharp sand on the patio with no attacks and a wonderful crop, I think that will be my way forward this season with a fleece barrier or I have been told net curtains, but to be on the safe side I will go back to some buckets or large pots on the patio because there is nothing like a freshly picked carrot.

Plant direct or seed tray

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:10

Thank you for that Miss Becks

Plant direct or seed tray

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:00

I am in a predicament, I am not sure whether to start my early carrots in a seed tray or wait until the weather has warmed up a bit, last year as the weather was a lot warmer than it is now planted them direct only for them to be attacked by the dreaded carrot fly (another topic that will no doubt is very close to your hearts) (and they were in a raised 1mtr bed 3ft in old money) back to my help question has anyone had success transferring carrot plant from the seed tray to the garden?

Anyone oop North started planting yet ?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 11:50

Hi Andy, as we are fairly close to one another I am in the same boat GH chockers and I am still setting seed away, just yesterday started some early peas and french beans  As you said about the weather this time last year the gardens were well on majority of early stuff already in the ground, just checking my diary just a pair of shorts on sat outside of my shed thinking if this is the start of the summer will have to really think about water ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone oop North started planting yet ?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 11:42

Hi Steph

Majority of gardners I know use paraffin heaters and some who have power (close to their house) a temperture controlled fan heater, as I have to walk to my garden its the paraffin heater which does very nicely germinating my seeds.

This Forum

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:40

Thanks for you comments in future I shall just dive in and enjoy what ever banter is going on it was just when I was in the problem questions found my self reading something that had nothing to do with plants.

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