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Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:57

Thanks fidget, I think it's a fairly big plot, maybe 100ft by 50ft wide. It's an oblong shape and it's on a hill. Looking to get a veg plot established but think it will be a bit at a time.

There's some other veg plots next to it,at the moment it's all covered over but it's been used for veg before

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:37

Hello everyone, been looking at some cheap aldi veg seeds, are they worth buying? I've got a decent size veg plot this year for the first time, grew a little last year, but don't want to waste my time with a cheap seed for not much return.

I was pleased with my wilko courgettes but I grew them in pots and they did seem to run out of stem

I'm looking to grow runner beans, mange tou, courgettes and maybe things like leeks, brussels sprouts, beetroot?

Thanks

Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:33

Hi nut, no not really,not sure if BT will sort it out, but I get to borrow it so I'm happy with that

Large bird of prey

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:23

Hi Fairygirl, it's all good Windy and very wet, but I love it!

Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:20

Hi lily, I love it here There's lots of things to be getting on with but I have a feeling up here it starts a bit later than what I'm used to. I'm so looking forward to being outside in the quiet.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:07

Thanks for all your kind wishes and thoughts There's a couple of small flowerbeds in with plants from my old garden and the space is bigger than I thought so have some more room to play with which is great.

Overall the plants that were dug up and transported seem to be doing well, there's a few things that still need to go in but although I'm on a hill, it's so wet and  it's very stony. Managed to accquire a separate space as well which will let me grow some veg. Be good if the rain stopped now

 

 

Snowdrops have started

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:31

How lovely, they look beautiful.

Damping off

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:28

I like to water the seed trays from the bottom, until you can see the top of the compost change colour, I generally sow on top of this, cover with compost and gently pat down. The compost doesn't seem to get so wet this way and seems a bit more controllable

 

First day on the allotment...

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Great news about your allotment zoomer and what a find the polytunnel frame is!

 

Primroses changing colour?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:06

I like primroses, especially the pale lemon ones, they can cross pollinate into some lovely colours

I sort of know what you mean Dove, isn't there something that you can tell a geranium and possible a foxglove by the tint in their leaves?

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Cheap veg seeds

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