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Posted: 20/04/2012 at 16:20

I hate to disagree but that method works for tomatoes but not for cucumbers-roots do not grow from the stem in fact that is more likely to increase the chances of rotting,

Going back to the original question not enough light and too much heat is the usual cause of leggy plants-if they are being grown in a grrenhouse I would put them there for the cooler conditions and better light-if you are growing them for outdoors-honestly I would start again.

This dreadful(?) weather and planting!

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 15:34
rjmprospero wrote (see)

I'm a brand new member to these forums and indeed a relatively new gardener.  In the last 2 years I've become addicted but my enthusiasm is tempered with my inexperience so here's a question I'd love some help with.  I've had two very successful years of growing veg -  all sorts of varieties, however, this year I have been 'bottling' planting out my young ones and have kept postponing my sowing for fear of everything being washed away in the rain or beaten by frost.  Am I right to hold off? Should I be braver? Any advice would be very welcome, thank you.

What are you growing?

Garden Gallery

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 15:09

Pam-of course after I wrote that I realised is probably how you posted the video-

Plant stall for early July

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 14:56

Blue Lake Pencil Beans

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 14:55

Hold back for a while -I had the same problem last year-I started some in pots- some germinated -those that didn't rotted- resowed rotted again-then resorted to sowing direct into the soil at the beginning of June-no problems and beans a few weeks later

My advice for what it is worth is to sow 2/3 per support outside around then-there is plenty of time- trust me-it is too early to start them off just now indoors anyway they like warmer temperature to flourish properly outside and that is weeks away

Plant stall for early July

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 14:14

or wanting to plant a stall now for July

Plant stall for early July

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 13:53

Are you asking for ideas?


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 12:22

Yep-it will be ok.

Talkback: How to grow wallflowers

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 11:39

Wallflowers are basically a short lived spring flowering perennial so you sow from seed in May/June or buy in plants around September for flowering the following year-most people then ditch them to make way for summer bedding-you can keep them for subsequent years but they turn into woody straggly plants.

There is also another perenniel variety- Erisium -usually mauve or yellow

All are completely hardy

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 11:30

Well it looks like no gardening again today-not that much needs doing in any case-just a matter of waiting for a bit before doing the baskets, the containers, setting out the tomato plants, planting out the dahlia tubers,sowing the beans.........

I have a list

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