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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.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:32

Yes I agree as last year my fellow friends and gardeners in Cornwall had complete failures with their veg because of the lack of warmth and so much rain, I visited my mum at the end of July (Falmouth) and it was very chilly I mean no shorts and a fleece to keep warm. So what happened to global warming?????

This Forum

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:19

Yes I am a bit confused as I am just starting out using the GW forum find so many different topics are been talked about in all categories so when asking or answering I am finding the thread has moved on to something completely different to the original question, (is this normal?) as I said is a bit confusing to someone just starting out using this site 

WEATHER this week

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:05

Around 4-5 deg today and 8 in the GH so felt a wee bit warmer than yesterday with the biting North Easterly wind. Had a few snow flurries but its tonight sub zero and as my garden is beside a river in a dip gets very frosty. so all my tenderlings have been covered with fleece in the GH.

onion sets

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 17:21

I tried that but it happened again I know this will only be my third season, the thing is My leeks this year didn't suffer? as they did in my first season, some of the other gardeners say try not to get the leaves to wet when watering?? a bit difficult with all the rain we had last year. The garlic came from good stock and were not cheap, the thing is this years crop that I planted in late October the cultivated stock are very poor where my own garlic off last years crop are romping away. (same varity)

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