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How often do you buy seeds and it's NOT what the packet said?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:26

No I mean if you refer back to the original post of this labelled 'supposed to be salad...'nutcutlet asks Mel if it lists what is supposed to be in the packet to which she replied 'Yes Nut it does. There's a few: lollos rossa, biondi and black seeded simpson. There's quite a difference between them and mine.' Now maybe she missed the brassica's that were in the packet but those 3 are all lettuce. Thjat is to what I was referring.


Edit: To post something more relevant to the topic, I consitently get plants that are not what they say on the packet, but I usually strike that up to the fact I use poundlands 6 in 1 packets, My yellow pear tomatoes are roma tomatoes, my mustard greens are calabrese and my habenero's were jalapenos.

How often do you buy seeds and it's NOT what the packet said?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 20:23

Welshonion, I do believe you misread both this post and the original post where she showed us the afore mentioned salad leaves. Sure salad leaves are done far earlier, but they also stated what the packet was supposed to contain which was by far no mention of any brassica's whatsoever, in fact it was all lettuces. So this packet containing nothing but brassica's is not her fault but does in fact lie with the seed company.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:19

Yeah mine have started doing it, i'm assuming its weather related, thunderstorms followed by blazing sun and back again.

what to plant in greenhouse in July

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 16:08

You can start getting ready for all your fall crops in summertime.

The general rule of thumb is to find your first expected frost date and count backwards the growing time to find your sowing time.

If you are like me with an early October frost date then you will be sowing and planting on in late july/september

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:16

Last year i used Unwins treated sweetcorn seeds, they had been coated with a pink powder that they advised aided germination. I dunno of it was the powder or no but they sure as hell all germinated quickly.


Chilli Peppers

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 16:14

They dont necessarily need it, but you can do, it will just encourage the plant to start growing from the leaf nodules, like they would do the following year after cutting back. 

morrisions and a kwiw

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:59

We had kiwi's once, we bought one not realising we needed a male and a female, so subsequently bought two more (male+female) except one died, so we were left with a mystery sex and a by this time long forgotten sexed kiwi. 10 years later we finally removed them from the garden and i guess our kiwi must have either not liked the other or we ended up with two the same cause I didnt once see a kiwi.

Puny Asparagus

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 20:20

Asparagus crowns are a patience game. You don't want to be harvesting the first few years to allow them to develop themselves and their root systems. You want to let it grow at least 3 seasons before harvesting, preferably 4.

Brussell Sprouts

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 20:13

Without any pictures or symptoms this will be pure conjecture. 100's of reasons for a dead plant.

Identifying Seeds (Help Needed)

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:10

It looks like a pomegranate in how the inner berries sit in the skin, but Ive never seen one with such large black seeds.

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