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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:43

My seeds were sown a few days back.  Germinating now.

My usual method is to move them to cold conservatory, to prick out into individual pots   In a couple of weeks and to pinch out when grown a couple of inches. 

David, I know seeds should be individually sown directly in tubes.  however, in practice I'm not convinced sweet peas are affected by being pricked out.   What do you reckon?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:29

Well.......I resemble the suggestion I am bonkers 

Pouring Down now.  Windy too......the weather as well 

Moving fruit bushes

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:24

Tracey, now is best time to move your bushes.  

No special treatment for your soil but always best to get in extra compost etc.  When you do incorporate some fish blood and bone.  I think in terms of 5' between bushes.

Those blueberries?  We have discussed these in other threads but they do need very acid soil.

Re blackcurrants I would cut them totally down to the base after planting.  I think extra fertiliser for them too.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:46

Hiya Andy.  Love your determination to enjoy stuff.    ESP your visit to Cornwall later.  It will be warm, sunny and welcoming 

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:42

Hiya wendy

Makes sense to get all your baskets, posts and supports ready for planting out in a few weeks' time.......not until May at the earliest in most places.  However, this is the time to think and plan for your perfect displays 

I think you may well like the holly.......it's one  of my favourite evergreen shrubs. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:04

David, I'm  far from an expert on sweet peas ESP on varieties so any info welcomed.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:00

Howdy folks

Took dog and got wet.  Then sun came out amd it was gorgeous. Mixture of the two since.

I agree with comments made.......it's ok to air feelings, etc on the forum.  Think we are all supportive of one  another and none of us is immune to sadness, anger, disappointment or depression at times.   Is it just me or has it become a whole lot more than a garden forum?

Think we need to brace ourselves for a cold week ahead so keep warm folks 

 

 

Spring Onions

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:14

NGCARDS, I now grow what I think are better varieties than white Lisbon like  Ishikura, guardsman,,laser etc.  less seed per packet but they stand longer in the garden and have a better milder taste. Check them out 

First day on the allotment...

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:05

Well done zoomer......huge satisfaction though eh?  Not too bothered about seeing the  evidence of all your hard work...it's clear how much effort you put in.

Digging over when the ground is a bit drier makes sense..  Bramble roots usually aren't too deep and, with a stout pair of gloves on, it's surprising how much of them you can pull up from a single root.  Personally, brambles aren't the most difficult weed to eradicate.

 

I just could not wait any longer!!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 08:56

Doesn't feel right yet either.  Sowed seeds of,hordeum jubatum and sweet peas ..already through.

But I am the most impatient person....everything has to be started ASAP.  Used to sow veg seeds of all kinds sometimes in mid feb.  Got away with it most years too    However, it is well known......later sowings will catch up and often overtake the too-earlies.  

.......the urge to sow too soon is strong tho isn't it?  

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