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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

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:


whats this?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:03

i actually thought they were quite sweet:


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:


 aubretia and lettuce:

 red alert/gardeners delight cherry tomato:



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