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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 11:40

....I have no idea why my pics always appear at the top of the post when I insert them at the end.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 10:18
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CluelessGardener wrote (see)

Thank you David cold frame is screwed to decking

James

Good news.

 

Edit: These were mine at planting out time last year.

 

 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 09:20

Looking good, James......I would just say they look a tad wet, so not a good idea to water again until those pots have dried out somewhat.

Given the current weather, I would anchor down your cold-frame as much as you can.

Cold frames and greenhouses

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 19:51

Basically, my own use for both is to raise plants from seeds or cuttings in the greenhouse before transferring them to the cold-frame for *hardening off.

As with most gardeners, my greenhouse is unheated from May onwards and is given over to growing tomatoes & cucumbers etc.

*Acclimatising from the warmth of the greenhouse to outdoor temperatures.

brompton stocks

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 17:11

Ahhhhhh!! Bromton stocks, ostrich plume asters, London pride, golden rod, calendulas.....Memories!  

www.wikihow.com/Grow-Stock-Flowers

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 12:11

Now those were last year's sowings.......this year's are only just surfacing.

Glad you mentioned watering (you may notice mine in the pic look a little dry) because it's something that needs to be done with some care. Never water during very cold weather, otherwise those tiny roots may become encased in a block of ice.

Certainly keep them moist at this time of year, but tail-off when the cold weather arrives.

If in doubt don't water.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 11:27

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James - Just for your info, I use these mushroom trays (most greengrocers will let you have them for nothing) to hold my sweet pea tubes. When I sow the seed, I place a piece of glass over the top & newspaper over that.

They have stacking legs in each corner which keeps the glass from lying on & damaging the newly planted tubes. Remove the glass & newspaper as soon as they pop through......there they stay until planting-out time, probably March.

 

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 09:17

For anyone interested (participating or lurking) I've found this more detailed tutorial demonstrating Microsoft's ICE free download.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PvVikv4d-Y

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 20:47

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Cacti_zps89a9176e.jpg

 

Cacti make an excellent macro subject.

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 19:21

Thanks, James.....a really nice mum & baby shot.

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