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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

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:07

another progress thread

this time its raspberry .. tulameen. i bought this in january reduced from B&Q - £3 for 5 canes. i potted them up as seen, 2x in a 46cms pot, 1 tulameen cane and 1x autumn bliss cane in each pot.

theyve put on decent foiliage growth from zero, although these are from suckers from the main/old cane. how do they look? this is my first raspberry growing attempt so i have no idea how they should be looking now:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41845.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41846.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 

whats this?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:03

i actually thought they were quite sweet:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41842.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41843.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41844.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

seedlings progress ... week 4

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:01

Hi everyone

well, its been a while since i sown my first seeds (15 march). hopefully they are doing ok, see pics below. they are currently still on the window sill (west facing). i now have a plastic growhouse, which is ready to use, but im not sure whether its wise to move any of these outside into it. i am out more or less all day (745am - 6/7pm) so will not be able to open the growhouse if it gets too hot.

any suggestions on whats next for these little fellows?

tagetes and lettuce:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41835.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 calendula:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41836.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 aubretia and lettuce:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41837.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 red alert/gardeners delight cherry tomato:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41838.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 parsley:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41840.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41841.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

seedlings progress ... week 4

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 18:54

Hi everyone

well, its been a while since i sown my first seeds (15 march). hopefully they are doing ok, see pics below. they are currently still on the window sill (west facing). i now have a plastic growhouse, which is ready to use, but im not sure whether its wise to move any of these outside into it. i am out more or less all day (745am - 6/7pm) so will not be able to open the growhouse if it gets too hot.

any suggestions on whats next for these little fellows?

tagetes and lettuce:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41835.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 calendula:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41836.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 aubretia and lettuce:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41837.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 red alert/gardeners delight cherry tomato:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41838.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 parsley:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41840.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41841.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

seedlings progress ...

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 13:25

thanks for the tips Steve. would you prick all these out now, even those without true leaves yet? it would be easier if i could do it all today, rather than do it in batches during the week ... but if i have to wait for the others to come through a bit stronger then ill wait. the aubretia and parsley in particular look like they are too small to handle now, so should i leave those and just prick out the tomatoes, marigolds and lettuce?

i have 2 trays of 3 inch pots (so about 100 in total. better to have more than not enough!) ready for the bigger plants, eg tomatoes to go into. 

planting them deeper - so i dunk them in with the seed leaves just above the compost surface?

seedlings progress ...

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 12:24

seedlings as of yesterday afternoon:

parsley:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40950.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 aubretia and tomato:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40951.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

(L to R) Calendula, Lettuce, Dainty Marietta, Tagetes

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40952.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 Tagetes close up:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40954.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 Lettuce close up:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40955.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 Calendula close up:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40956.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

how do they look? the tagetes are the first to come through with true leaves .. are these now ready to prick out?

lettuce look like they have 1 true leaf, the dainty are coming through just about and the calendula still havent produced theirs.

by the way - when pricking these out - i plan to put them 1 each per module cell in a new tray. i used John Innes 1, do i use the same again or it do they need some nutrients now they are growing on?

Thanks everyone ..

seedlings progress ...

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:41

Hello Mike. Thanks for your post. i was really worried about the leaning, i suspect also i didnt sow them deep enough. the calendula and lettuce also seem close together but is it best to be patient and wait til they have other leaves before thinning them out?

i have turned the trays as regularly as possible - morning and evening. im at work during the day so dont have access to them. auxiliary lighting, no idea where to start with that. sadly im quite limited in what i have available at my temporary location ... but rest assured ill do my best.

i gave them a little watering from the bottom tonight. drained before it reached the surface, so the soil isnt wet but moist. i decided to do this after i dipped my finger into the soil when i came back tonight half deep and it seemed slightly dry.

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