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Early sowing

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:18

Thanks Busy-Lizzie and sotongeoff. Yes, I do have a greenhouse but its not heated.

Early sowing

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:05

I have recently sown some Greyhound cabbage seeds in single modules of a polystyrene tray which I placed on a heated tray. I used multi-purpose compost.

The idea was to have small plants which could be potted on individually rather than the random, overcrowded nature of my normal seed sowing!

80% of the seeds are now up and, despite removing the tray from the heat (its now just on an indoor shelf near the window in the house), the stems are an average of 2" long before the first pair of seed leaves. These leggy plants are what I am trying to avoid.

The stems of tomato seeds I planted are also around 1" before the seed leaves.

What am I doing wrong?   

 

Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:53
Yes, they're a right pain in the backside - walking over the vegetable plot, seed beds etc. I try to keep them out but to little avail.

What's the best form of deterrent - ultrasound, chemical sprays etc...??

Clematis Florida Sieboldii

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 21:16

Thanks for all the comments. they've been in the pot 2-4 years (2 plants put in at separate times.) The first one suffered clematis wilt about 3 years ago during August but it came again. I fed them earlier in the year. I'll cut them back hard in spring.

Clematis Florida Sieboldii

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 23:04

I have had a couple of these plants in a large pot and they have not produced a flower for a couple of years; however, in the last 2 weeks suddenly around 10 flowers have appeared.

Why should this be so?

 

WILTING TOMATOES

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 09:25

Thanks for your help.

WILTING TOMATOES

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 00:10

Thank you folks. I confess, at times, the plants do get a bit droopy so we water them well - but we do try to keepthe growbags damp all the time! 

WILTING TOMATOES

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:34

Our first tomato to ripen (i a growbag in the greenhouse) has got blossom end rot. Is that due to ove or under watering?

Drooping acer leaves

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 13:52

The leaves on an acer platanoides tree which was planted at vour local hospice two years ago have suddenly gone all droopy and limp. We know the ground does get wet where we out it and I wondered if the recent rains have affected it.

Any thoughts on the cause and, more importantly, have we lost it?

Cucumbers

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 17:21

Thanks, folks. As I have just reported in another post on cucumbers, the frost killed 3 of my 4 plants that were in the greenhouse. (Two were in growbags and 2 in large pots) Have now bought a plant from the local garden centre - which I am tempted to keep indoors for 2-3 weeks! 

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