Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:16
Hi Lisa , Ive skipped some of the help and advice you have been given ,read the first couple will read the rest later .
NOW FOR A START! DO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EAT DWARF BEANS, RUNNER BEANS , PEAS ? YOUR NOT TOO LATE F
If so this is how I do it
PEAS - DONT SOAK . Use 3 inch pots put 3 peas in each , stand in a tray , water with a fine rose, slot the whole lot in a clear polythene bag or a propergator lid .Put where there is plenty of light and some warmth . These should be through in a couple of weeks . Do the same with beans . As they grow I have to put a propergator lid on as I am plaged with mice . I am surrounded by fields . I put mouse traps amongst them while they are in the green house. The first time I put peas straight into the soil I found next morning little holes all along the row .With the silly unpredictable weather we have I am only just doing my beans'
BEANS :I do the beans the same way so that I can put 3 around the canes for a wigwam . or in a line they are easily seperated when they are 4 ins high ' . Last year I had several attempts at beans - I watered them too much I think . But anyway I kept putting them in pots then planting them out .Admitted they were late but I had them until the frosts when everyone else's had long gone !
Lettuce : you can sow lettuce more or less anytime but only do a bit at a time. start this off inside until weather gets better - when we are into warmer weather put it straight into the ground into the ground ' I do lettuce / radish outside i stagger the sowings '
COURGETTES : I have only just done mine , as follows : two into a 3 inch pot on their side just push them in and only just cover do these insde and put i a bag or n propergator - Propergators are good and a big help but keep an eye on them . Keep coming on here youl get a lot of friendly advice. let ius know how you get on .