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leggy beetroot seedlings

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 11:45

Thanks guys. I'll plant them out anyway and see what happens. 

April in Your Garden

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 10:23

Hi people! I never used to take part in this thread on the other boards (too afraid of being sucked into the vortex of quick wit and repartee!!!) but I often drop in and have a nosey. Just wanted to say it's so nice to see you're all still together!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 10:18

Very cold and wet here in the Basque Country - has been since the beginning of April, and looks set to continue. A backlog of seedlings is accumulating, waiting to be planted out!

leggy beetroot seedlings

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 10:10

Hi Italophile, I know what you mean, but they were in a place with loads of light. What I suspected was that they'd bolted, which is what's happened to me in the past when I've sown them outside and we've suddenly had hot weather. We had temps of 26ºC-28ºC in March for two or three weeks just after I'd sowed them. They are 'boltardy' though which I thought didn't bolt, or at least not as quickly as other varieties.

They're still in the modules where I sowed them, so I haven't separated them yet, and wasn't planning to.

What do you think? Shall I still plant them out?

leggy beetroot seedlings

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 20:31

my beetroot seedlings in modules have shot up into long, thin leggy things, after about two weeks. Is it still worth planting them out, and if so, how deep?


Posted: 17/04/2012 at 12:26

Thanks Paul, I'll just have to patient I think!


Posted: 17/04/2012 at 12:04

We moved our 5 year old magnolia grandiflora a couple of months ago and it's definitely sulking. Our soil is very alkaline so I've always given it lots of extra TLC, but it has grown very slowly up to now. Apart from the usual ericaceous fertilizer and compost I give it quite a lot of tea - am I doing the right thing I wonder?

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 08:24

Hi everyone!!! It's so nice to see you all here, and so nice to be able to post before 9.00 G.M.T.!!!  And to be able to post photos! And there's a speelcheeker (not used it yet)! 

The photo was a  giveaway Geoff!

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 06:17

I've got virginia creeper climbing over one side of my house, and I love it! The new leaves are so beautiful, and the colour in autumn amazing. I think people are afraid of it because it does grow quickly, but being deciduous it's really easy to cut back in winter, as the stems are thin. I've never had any shoots popping up anywhere.

Talkback: Wind

Posted: 15/12/2011 at 19:36
Shouldn't it have been a picture of some beans?

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