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Growing acers from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:47
No, you had a good result.

Thompson and Morgan

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:29
And did the seeds germinate OK?

What has happened 2 my Cucumbers?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:24
Growing beside each other would not do this. Was it fresh seed out of a packet from a reputable firm, or did you buy the plants?

Growing acers from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:21
Yes, I would go with Nut. Pot the seeds up in a well draining compost and leave them outside in all weathers to stratify naturally. Perhaps someone that knows will say whether the seeds are best sown fresh in which case you got lucky with your first seedlings.

I only mentioned the 'fridge as you didn't mention what you had already done.

What has happened 2 my Cucumbers?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:58
Is it possible a courgette plant got substituted for a cucumber plant?

Growing acers from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:57
The seedling should certainly be outside all the time. They should be perfectly hardy, but you may want to nurture them in the polytunnel if the weather is hard in the winter.

Acers are pretty promiscuous so they may not look exactly like their parents. But that is the fun bit of gardening.

Stratification is just to kid the seeds they have gone through a period of winter weather. Were they in the 'fridge? I don't know how long is too long for Acers.

Advice

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:11
Do not prune the new growth. When the bush is established, only prune out the old branches. They will look old, you'll which they are.

Just make sure the plant never dries out and it is in acid soil.

French Dwarf Beans

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:41
They are not blemishes, they in the nature of the beast; quite natural. Some beans grow purple and cook green.

what to grow on a south facing wall

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:39
I would second figs, and also Cape gooseberries. You do not seem to have made up your mind whether you want permanent planting or annual. Melons are easier to manage on the flat rather than up the wall.

tomato stopping

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 00:34
I usually stop them when I think that any tomatoes that form won't make it before the cold weather. I stop them when they reach the roof; take the flowers off at the beginning of August and remove any tiny tomatoes at the beginning of September.

I do not rate green tomato chutney more than 2/10 so I don't want loads of green tomatoes.

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