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Soggy Discentra

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:50

Lovely jubbliee - thanks Bob.

Beetroot

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:49

Grown in a greenhouse Mark, unheated.....

Soggy Discentra

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 12:22

Hi, i purchased a bare root discentra (sorry if spelt incorrectly) from Wilko's earlier this year. It was going great guns but started to look a bit floppy a couple of weeks ago. This morning a lot of the new leaf growth had gone brown and dry. I've snipped this off and decided to see what the roots are up to.  They look a bit brown, and muggy.  Probably too much watering on my part. Is it worth leaving the root out of a pot for a bit to let it dry out or should I plant it back up ASAP and hope for the best? Thanks muchly!

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Beetroot

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 12:13

Hi, having learnt my lesson with being too early on the seed front, please can anyone advise if it is too early to plant these beetroot seedlings in my outside raised bed? If it is too early, shall I leave them in the seed tray or pot them on individually? Thanks ever so much!

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Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:40

Noted Artjak, with thanks. I'll try a bit of lionel rich-tea then 

 

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:09

Thanks Lyn, Artjak. I saw a heated propagator today for £30: I might just get one now. Gutted about my seeds though. I might just have a go at singing to them tomorrow; give em one last day to make an appearance!!

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:26

Hi folks, in your experience, is there any point in hanging on to trays full of seeds that I planted about 8 weeks ago with no sign of germination? They are in an unheated greenhouse.  I was a bit too keen and think I planted too early. Is it wishful thinking to assume they will just sprout when they are ready? What happens to them when they don't sprout? Do seeds sort of die??  I did tomatoes, chillies, cosmos, dahlias and sweet peas.  Not a cheap mistake!!  That'll teach me!

 

Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:08

On the subject of spuds, should main crop go in the ground yet or is it still a bit early? Thanks!

Simple question alert!

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:38

There are spriglets coming out of the ground around the tall canes already and I only planted it last week! I went out to cut the canes back earlier but couldn't bring myself to do it!!  

Simple question alert!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:58

Should I really cut the canes down to the ground? There are little leaves growing up it and it seems so cruel!!! 

Discussions started by Tootles

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Do I need to prune it? 
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What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:42

Baby pigeon

Did I do the right thing? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 15:21

I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 13:52

Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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