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miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:36

Thanks Dove, all true points and forgotten! i think its just cause being my first year i dont want them to fail having come so far  

one quick question though. when do they stop being seedlings and become 'young' plants hardy enough to go outside? is there a rough rule to follow. 

incidentally, i havent sown anything direct other than broad beans, which i sown in a pot outside, but theyve yet to come up (its been 2 weeks since they were sown)

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:39

Hi Dove,

Ah OK, so the modules of parsley, calendula, lettuce, aubretia and tagetes - can i just stick the trays outside now as they are? how about in heavy rains, etc?

and by 'outside' should i put the tomatoes inside the growhouse, but leave it zipped up til June? or keep them on the windowsill?

Thank you

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:22

Thanks Hollie. do you think i should move them outside into the growhouse? will they be too hot in there at 39c?

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:21

UPDATE: just checked the thermometer in the growhouse, its gone up to 39c!! it is in direct sunlight, and the sun has now broke that too hot for young plants? i wont be able to unzip it during the day. i could in the mornings before work, at 745am but then wont be back til 7pm to close it.

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:05



miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:03


just after some assurance that im doing things correctly raising these youngsters. they are still on a west facing window, though i have now knocked together the plastic growhouse, which is in position ready. the thermometer i popped inside read 15c at 1030am this morning (its overcast and quite windy, here). not sure what temp that is going to go down to but wondered if any of these below are ready to be moved into there?


 tomato (cherry)

 lettuce and tagetes, and dainty:

 lettuce and aubretia:



lavenders to follow next post ...


some outsiders now. first are 3x strawberries - cambridge favourite and red gauntlet:



Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:27

sorry to hijack somewhat. i have some tomato seedlings going - sown march 15. they are in 3inch or so pots. red alert and gardeners delight. they have been grown on a west facing windowsill, and remain there now. i only have a plastic greenhouse outside. im wondering whether its still too cold to put them out. plus, i dont have access to them in the day to open the zip on a hot day. whats the best thing to do? they seem to be growing ok, not particularly fast though. 

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:20

Zoomer, as they go dormant and send out suckers im sure transplanting them wouldnt be a problem. but ..someone with more expertise may come and burst my bubble on that one

in any case, plant them when dormant, which is November - March.

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:33

Hi there. Dove, it might not be visible from the pic but yes i have cane supports that i put in when planting them. its been very sunny today but very heavy rain yesterday, so they should be quite moist but i have given them a little water after taking the photos anyway to be sure.

tootles, i split my canes up, and cut them down to around where you see them now - about 2-4 inch above soil level. not sure what to suggest with yours being planted together, hopefully someone with more knowledge can advise. at a guess they might struggle to grow strongly and might just be a smaller clump of weaker growth ?

whats this?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:08

ooops. well its at my dads house, not mine, and i wont be here long. there are weeds of all sorts in his big garden and there is little time to sort them out to be honest

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