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Pride before a fall!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 11:52

Forgot to say don't water until you have germination. The bag will keep all the moisture they need in. Oh but do water when first sown. 


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Posted: 30/12/2012 at 11:32

I noticed the moon last night as well.

Been out cleared/cleaned /toppd up bird feeders, one was blown over so OH stood it up and is now chopping wood.

I have cleared netting off brassica bed, pigeons can have what's left but soon will pop in red onion sets (never grown before) and some garlic late I know but should still get frosted.

Spread Christmas potato bag compost over newly dug mud patch. just in for a cup of tea.

See Becks is out and about on site today

Later i am going to sow some curly parsley, in an article I read sow them now leave them in cool GH and they grow. They like to be frosted. I'll give anything a go

Pride before a fall!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 11:16

Hi Becks

Well done with Sydney. I have grown outdoor cyclamen from seed but not indoor cyclamen, although I have kept indoor ones. I would think that the same regime would do for both -

Soak seeds in slightly soapy water for a while - they are sticky and it removs this. Put in a pot of very well draained compost - I use seed witha lot of grit. Stck in a poly bag, place in a deeply shady area, not totally dar. Mine were dumped on top of a cupboard in garage - keep frost free but cool. Do not water. Just forget about them for a while - I did mine, completely, and when I looked there were spindly stems, If I had kept a closer eye on them that would not nave happened

Plant them on again DO NOT drench with water. Keep the compost gritty, and nurture in a cool environment,

Hey but you are really licky to get seed from an indoor plant.

Comeback to me if you are stuck - you know where i can be found

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 11:06

hey there

Some time ago David said that I should not have planted my own hanging basket sweet peas in autumn. As I had done it decided to leave them to it. I am pleased to say today when looking round my cold greenhouse there was a seedling from the sweet pea. Whether I get more I don't know. 


Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:59

Garlic recipe is posted on thread Year of the Slug

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:48

I think as it is your first year you should choose more simple things. Spuds I find are best grown in bags or giant pots as they take up so much space in the ground.

6 x 10 is not that large a space. Make a plot plan with planting distances

There is a courgette called 'Venus' T&M that takes up very lttle space , is tasty and one of the things I grew when I had very littlespace. Runner beans I still grow over a decorative arch - looks good and if there are only 2/3 of you you really don't need huge quantities of pants eg  6 runner bean plants, still leaves plenty for freezing as well.

Will talk to you some more tomorrow


PS - It is a whole new world, but same rules apply on the whole - water, warmth, feed, eat


Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:38

I appreciate why ads are there it's just that it was so intrusive both with the noise and the fact I couldn't mute it. and  took up whole screen coming on every time I changed a thread

It then went off completely and is now occassionally in a small controlled box


Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:34

Hi all

I thought i had posted garlic recipe, apologies, unless I put it on another thread, who knows its been a bit festive

I will do so tomorrow now


new years resolution

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:30

Loads of folk on many threads here that will help you, give advice if asked and have a laugh with you when you need it. Takes a while to get around all the theads though


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Posted: 29/12/2012 at 18:57

See Geoff we do need more smileys

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