Dovefromabove


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My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:43

Wait until next month - I'll be starting my tomatoes off in mid to late April on the dining room and kitchen windowsills which are east facing and as soon as I dare I'll transfer them to the little growhouse outside which I'll have to fleece or bubblewrap if we get a bad cold snap.  

For a What to do When guide, have a look at the top of this website - it has a What to do now section which is helpful, although if you live to the north of the UK you'll probably find you need to be a week or two later than the timings shown. 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:38

I'm well thanks Ryan - and you? 

Bed with varying light conditions - how to use shaded area

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:37

The furlong bit confuses me - a furlong is over 200 metres  but we'll presume you've got a reasonable depth of soil 

I once had a very similar garden to yours.  I grew runner beans, lettuce, swiss chard, courgettes, various herbs and strawberries in the ground and tomatoes, dwarf french beans, carrots, beetroot and tomatoes in containers.  

Because of the lack of direct sunlight in much of the garden except in mid summer I tried to find varieties that produced an early crop - that worked quite well.  

Get some bags of well rotted farmyard manure from the garden centre and dig it into the soil - it'll be fine 

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:28

    

The good news is .....Beetroots and carrots will be fine 

 

The bad news is .... aubergines, peppers and tomatoes need warmth to germinate - are you sure they've germinated outside  - they need to be sown indoors on a warm windowsill or in a heated propagator, then potted on and kept warm and only planted out when all risk of a frost is over - even then  peppers and aubergines really need to be in a greenhouse and only some varieties of tomatoes will do well outside. 

So, I'm afraid you'll have to write them off, put it down to experience and start again, but not just yet .......... 

I'm not sowing my tomatoes until next month.........

 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:23

Nut  I was trying desperately to remember when officinale flowers but some things don't come to mind as quickly as they used to 

Not Gardening but.....

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:21

Think it's one of the orb web spiders - not a False Widow if that's what you were concerned about.  

If you don't like it being in your bath, and it's not a good place for a spider to be 'cos they can't get out, place a tumbler over it and slide a piece of card under it and lift it up, holding the card firmly to the opening of the tumbler - take it to the end of the garden and set it free 

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:14

Are they in your house, in a greenhouse or outside?

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:09

Hi loony gardner  What have you sown?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:08

Afternoon Clarington - been having a lie-in?   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:06

Looks like a potentially large and strong growing patch of stinging nettles to me - dig it out and chuck it over the wall where it can grow to feed the caterpillars 

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