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Cornish Boy up North

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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)

WEATHER this week

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:58

Just back from the garden again as this morning was sooo cold 1deg in shed and 4deg in GH. Had a warm and another layer of clothes ie:long johns before heading back it has snowed most of the afternoon and very grey. Lit another wick on my heater under the propagator to keep the sweet pepper and chilli seeds happy, temperture not good for tonight, also fleeced all my young pricked out seedlings more snow forcast tommorrow

onion sets

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:18

Hi Dells, My Garlic was planted in October as they like a period of cold weather (no problem with that this year) and are well on the way, my main problem is rust on the leaves, this is my third season and have had the same problem for the prievous two years, it doesnt seem to do the bulb any harm as they come out nice and fat and store very well

Anyone oop North started planting yet ?

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 11:45

Hi Blueberry

Just got back from the garden (Durham area very chilly) Thought we were going to have snow last night but rained instead and the ground is saturated, I was hoping to get my early broad beans in today that I started off in pots last November as the roots are well on & that piece of ground has been covered in plastic and then will cloche them after. I know they are hardy but I think I will wait along with onion sets.

This time last year early spuds and onions were already in the ground as the weather was a lot warmer but this year I think will be at least a month late. had to bring the seed pototes in from the garage and put them on top of the wardrobe as they just didnt get going.

Greenhouse is getting fuller with early seeds germinating Cabbage, caulis, toms,chillies and finding room after pricking out, Maybe a bit to keen to get things started?

Bring on the warmth and long summer evenings


Wilted toms

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 10:40

Thanks for that tip Sotongeoff, hadn't thought about that, Will take heed of your advice on the second batch started yesterday.


Wilted toms

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 10:18

I should add that they were still in their seed pots overnight prior to pricking out.

Wilted toms

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 10:13

Can anyone help me with a solution to my tomato plants. After growing from seed (4 types) that were ready to pot on and very healthy decided to put them in a tray of water (rain collected) just to give them a soak to help separate the roots, the following morning after putting them back into the propergator I found them to be bent over and looking very sorry for themselves. I thought maybe the parrifin fumes had effected them or the rain water but had used the same batch of water on other plants with no diverse effects. Any suggestions?

onion sets

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 09:49

All mine were planted this time last year but with the weather being so unsettled up here in Durham have decided to wait a while, the ground that they are going into is covered in plastic and put my red sets in pots a  week ago with  good roots already.I started some of the yellow in pots last year but didn't see much difference between the ones rooted than the ones put directly into the ground, I only start the red in pots as they seem to run to seed a lot quicker and I like to give them a fighting chance, saying that last years crop was very dismal all round. Once in if the weather is still a bit chilly I cover in fleece (also a deterrent for the birds) until they are rooted.

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Discussions started by Cornish Boy up North

Cabbage Bolting

Gone to seed 
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Plant direct or seed tray

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Wilted toms

Help with wilted tomato plants 
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