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When Should I be planting my seeds?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:09

No question is stupid or simple LucyL we all had to start somewhere. You will find that most seeds have suggested growing times on the pk. Living where you are in Scotland, I'd be unlikely to sow at the start of these months as it would'nt be warm enough outside, even with your cover, to plant them out.

I'd not even bother with the plastic over your growbed just yet, leave it until end of Feb or March even but someone else may say something different.

On a brighter note, Garlic can be planted now, I plant mine out in December. Is it Garlic Bulbs you have, which you would split into cloves and plant them?

1st and 2nd Early Potatoes grow well in containers, which kind do you have? I chit my earlies on a bright cool place and plant them out into prepared beds or containers toward the end of march. A spare room window might do for yours. Chitting later or main crop potatoes I've read, makes no difference to growth or cropping.

Any other questions just ask, there's a wealth of experience here.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:18

I've sown some of the Sweet Rocket that Victoria sent already. I can keep them under cover and frost free and will keep my fingers crossed.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:40

Many thanks to Victoria Sponge for my seeds. They arrived just now in the post. You've been very generous and I'll let you know how I get on.

When to pot

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:29

Peas, Broad Beans, both could be sown February onwards. Also some Sweetpea, I do most of mine in autumn but do them end of Jan as well.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:21

I'll be posting out the seeds for those who have pm'd me this coming week.

Potatoes

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 10:34

Ashdale depending on where you live it's a bit too early to plant your potatoes yet. I aim to plant mine around the middle or end of march.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 14:26

Certainly Susan Cook, just pm me your address and I'll get them in the post to you.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 07:31

Victoria Sponge many thanks, I've pm'd you my address.

Paris Alma certainly, just pm me your address.

Seeds

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 12:37

As to your potato sets, are you intending to grow them in containers or in the ground? If in say a potato bag then 3 tubers are normally enough and you'll find 1st or 2nd earlies or Salad potatoes will do best this way and depending on the variety they'll come up first. Maincrop potatoes are better planted in the ground. As to the yield, they're all different and it will depend a lot on how much you feed and water them and the variety you've chosen. Best of luck.

lilies

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 12:33

I would be in agreement with Joyce Goldenlily.

If possible I'd leave them as they are for now, until they've flowered and the leaves are going over. September time perhaps when the soil is still warm but whenever their leaves have started to turn yellow whatever month that may be.

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