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When can I put the geraniums out?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 15:11
Gary Travis2 wrote (see)

Two weeks ago I had 24 geranium plugs they have been outside for the last week in a  2in tray which is full of water which I mix with planet food,they are picking up nicely with at least a inch growth in the last five days,stood in the water plus food they seem to be thriving.


Might be thriving now-but they will die in those conditions-far too wet and too cold.


Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:36

Ironic-coming from where you do

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:35
Austeja Banyte wrote (see)

This is my first gardening experience. Another farmer gave me an advice - to plant the seeds in a seed bed rather tan cups. The seeds sprouted after a week. It's a 3rd week now and I decided to re-pot the seedlings, since they all seem healthy, but they don't have enough space, too close to each other. I transplanted them in cups but just after the transplantation and watering they became really tired. Will they pick up or this means that the seedlings died? If so, maybe you could tell me what I might have done wrong?

p.s. I did not transplant all of the seedlings, just the first row in the seed bed. So maybe there's hope for the others

Are you writing from in the UK??

seedling help?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:58

Ok-had grown in the past,had all those books, a seed packet with the information but still stuck them outside to germinate

Not saying you should not have an allotment-but it is clear your knowlege is limited-so running before you can walk

But good luck anyway

seedling help?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:42

No a lot of good news

You have started sowing far too late-and even so outside the things you sowed will never germinate -too cold-well tomatoes, peppers and courgettes anyway

To get anything for this year you will need to buy in plants now -the only solution

Honestly I think you are trying to do run before you can walk by taking on an allotment with little knowledge of how or what to grow.

An allotment is a big commitment -have you the time?

I also feel you need to do a bit of homework or ask lots of advice

At this stage you are are going to be disheartened but you are going about in this in the wrong way

Sorry to be brutal-but a sense of reality is needed

Have you never gardened before?

Sooty leaf

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:10

Leaves-correct spelling

You don't say which plant or if it is inside our outside

Sound though like sooty mould

does that help?


Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:03

Red lily beetles-not the pop group.

Just pick them off carefully and do the deed-you will need to be careful and do it everyday-that is the best cure

They are crafty-and if dropped go upside down so you cant see them

Just a matter of being vigilant

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:23

You dont always see slime trails-but my money is still on slugs or snails-again have you scattered any pellets or anything else?-you did not say

Go out tonight after dark-with a torch-you might see a predator returning to the scene

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:29

You have to assume at this time of year- any plant that is being nibbled-slugs.snails are usually the culprits

I keep saying this-but it is so often true

Have you taken any precautions ?

what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:29

Most modern weedkillers kill the plant -without damaging the soil -look for a glyphosate based product-but do not expect overnight results

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