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seedling help?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 07:06
lucky3 wrote (see)

FORGOT TO SAY LISA , IT DOES DEPEND WHAT PART OF THE COUNTRY YOU LIVE. I ONCE QUEERIED THE " TO DO THINGS NOW ! " IN A GARDENING MAG , WE HAD VERY LATE FROSTS IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE AND IN THE MAG IT HAD SAID ABOUT PLANTING OUT SOME VEG OR OTHER  I WROTE IN TO COMMENT ABOUT WHAT THEY HAD PRINTED . I WAS TOLD TO ALWAYS GO BY THE WEATHER IN YOUR AREA AS IT CAN VARY SO MUCH UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY. SOMETIMES I AM A MONTH BEHIND WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING BUT THEY CATCH UP !   YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO PUT YOUR CORGETTES STRAIGHT INTO THE GROUND IF WE ARE GOING TO GET A BIT WARMER WEATHER --- just a bit of wishfull thinking !

Hi Lucky3 - thanks for your indepth and very helpful reply, makes me feel better.  Lots of tips so thanks very much.  I think the problem is it was very warm here for a few weeks and I thought the seedlings would be ok outside, then it turned cold again and now its rainy and miserable!!

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Posted: 15/05/2013 at 07:05
nodlisab wrote (see)

Lisa,dont be put off by Lazy Gardeners reply,thats the first time on here that I have seen such a negative reply to someone asking for help. I am sure that by this time next year you will reap the benefits of this forum and be very successful with your allotment. Good luck!

Hi nodlisab

thanks for the good luck! 

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Posted: 15/05/2013 at 07:04
SwissSue wrote (see)

Hi Lisa, sorry you were lectured, it was unnecessary, but maybe LG just got out on the wrong side of the bed this morning!

Another thing you can plant now, i.e. as soon as the night temperature is regularly above 10°C, are french beans and runner beans. They can be frozen too, so could keep you going over the winter.

Have fun trying everything out and don't hesitate to ask again if need be, most of us are quite friendly.

Hi Sue

Thanks for the reply! I was looking yesterday and there is still absolutely loads that I can grow.  Like I was going to give up anyway!! lol... no chance.  Always wanted to grow my own and this is the start of an exciting journey for me. 

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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:52

ha ha yes I think she would approve.. then again maybe not, we don't want to run before we can walk you know!!  hee hee

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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:43

Just seen this on the Jobs to do now page of this website: Sow seeds of the following crops outside this week: radish, spring onions, coriander, parsley and chives

So I am not too late!!!  hooray!

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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:32

Hi Paperflowers, thanks so much for the encouragement!  my lettuce is growing so that's one good thing.  And I did read that you can sow carrots every 2 weeks now for a continuous supply through summer?

Perhaps all is not lost for me!!

Not near oxford, otherwise I would gladly have accepted, thanks anyway!

Thanks for tip about nasturtiums!!

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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:06

by the way, all my kids ran before they could walk - best way to be in my book

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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:05

Thanks, but I came on here for advice, not a lecture from someone who has no clue what else I am dealing with while i 'still stuck them outside to germinate', as you so politely put it. 

I don't think it is necessary to be rude to people who ask for advice.  If it bothers you that I have limited knowledge then use your time to 'help' someone else.

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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:50

Hi Lazy Gardener!

Thanks for the sense of reality, but I will decline.  I don't think I should be unable to accept my allotment just because I am a beginner.  I have grown successful courgettes, tomatoes and lettuces a few years back, so I am not a completely clueless wonder, I just couldnt remember how long they took to germinate.  And saying that I did start earlier and kept them indoors. 

I have a lot of books, a lot of determination and a lovely strong husband who is more than willing to dig.  So I don't think we are being silly by attempting to start growing fresh food for us and our three small children to benefit from.

Everyone at the allotment has been very helpful and friendly and praised us on clearing nearly a quarter of the patch from overgrown disaster to completely lovely brown earth. 

I think the only thing that needs brutal treatment is my weeds at the allotment...

 

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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:44

Thanks for your reply Frank.  I will see what happens, and maybe a quick trip to homebase garden section.... !!!  I knew I left it late. 

I think maybe I should research some other plants that are ok to start growing now.

Thanks

Lisa

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