- I live in Lancashire and like to spend time in the garden and on the allotment. Love growing my own veg and flowers from seed and never seem to tire of seeing plants grow from tiny beginnings
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Today at 08:11
Glad the pumpkin seeds have come up, I have some seeds bought in France, lots more seeds in the packet than British bought seeds. Seeds are sold by weight in France.
Broad beans had frost damage but I just trimmed off the blackened leaves, hopefully they've survived.
Going to the plot over the weekend and also plan to sow squash, courgettes and Pumpkin .
Happy growing everyone 😀
3 days ago at 12:37
Everyone seems to have been busy, I'm having trouble with WiFi at home, so not posted for a while.
I'd started to plant stuff out as there's no room in GH. Pea's, lettuce, Pak Choi and beans, we had some snow last night though...😟.
I have further sowings so if stuff has been lost due to frost there are more plants in reserve.
05 Apr 2017 20:58
I'm away this weekend so will try to go to plot tomorrow to check seedlings
I don't seem to do well with carrots, parsnips or mooli. Was going to sow more broad beans and peas this week to have a succession crop.
05 Apr 2017 06:25
It's worth considering.
Went to the plot yesterday to check on seedlings, those covered don't seem to dry out too quickly.
Chilli's arrived in post x6. Various sizes, a bit disappointed with condition but potted up and hopefully they will recover on sunny window sill.
Happy growing everyone.
03 Apr 2017 20:28
That should free up some space.
The GH door has had to be left open overnight as I can't get to the plot before work and it has been heating up in there during the day.
The nights have been cold though, I may need to harden stuff off at home.
02 Apr 2017 21:59
You've been busy and what nice wide window sills you have...😁
02 Apr 2017 21:48
Scroggin, do you sow direct in the ground.
How big are your chilli seedlings, mine are still very small.
I'm running g out of room in the GH. Can sweetpea and cornflowers be hardened off and planted out now What about broad beans sown in March and peas, can they go out before last frost.
I need to make room to sow cues, Pumpkin, cougette's and squash. Toms have germinated but not ready to pot up.
02 Apr 2017 15:00
I usually grow minipop, am trying both this year.
Minipop grows to the same height as corn on the cob but doesn't need polinating and can be picked sooner. Ideal for colder regions of the UK.. It can also be planted in rows and eaten straight off the plant, very under rated vegetable.
30 Mar 2017 21:40
Hope you feel fit to get to the plot next week, GWRS.
I was more fit than most but after having meningitis, two yrs ago, some days I just seem to have no energy, the mind is willing but body not so able, upwards and onwards 😀
30 Mar 2017 14:35
What do chicken pellets do exactly, and are they generally good for all plants?
29 Mar 2017 23:15
Aldi and Asda fruit trees are usually available in October. I'm happy to be wrong but think you may have missed them.
B&Q have fruit trees in at present for £15. Nursery's are more expensive.
Did some potting up today, lettuce, Pak Choi and hardy annual flowers. When can these be planted out!
I've early peas and broad beans ready to go...
28 Mar 2017 21:40
The back garden is a bit like Dr Who's tradis, there are three raised beds, two borders, a small lawn and seating area.
It was a tad bit neglected last year. Was going to keep the borders and one raised bed but make it narrower and increase the size of the lawn.
Didn't' get alot done today though as it rained.
27 Mar 2017 22:14
GWRS, hope all is well.
Gg, 40 gladioli bulbs were the offer with GW mag, yellows and reds. About 60 or 70 bulbs were saved from last yr, a mix of colour.
I also, spent the day sorting out the back garden. I want to make it low maintenance, the plan is to extend the lawn and take up the raised veg beds.Painted the fence today....
26 Mar 2017 19:29
Good news about the GH, Scroggin, don't know what I'd do without mine, it's nearly full with seedlings at present.
Planted out more onions, garlic and shallots. Lots of gladioli bulbs and some iris which had been started in the GH.
Tulips left in from last year have flowered again and should be able to start picking rubarb soon.
Happy growing everyone 😀
25 Mar 2017 22:23
Mine is the same, not a sign.
Rubarb is romping away though....
25 Mar 2017 21:16
Good advise above, spuds also like sea weed, a layer in the bottom of the trench gives them a good start.
25 Mar 2017 20:18
I went last year and enjoyed it. The food show was good to. Can't remember which day we went on but it wasn't that busy.
The flower hall was busy, it rained too, but there was plenty under cover and alot of stuff going on like talks, demonstrations, book signings.
I went with a friend who doesn't particularly like gardening and she wants to go again this year.
23 Mar 2017 19:37
I have wet and dry day jobs, one of the advantages of having a GH😊.
Chillies and Aubergine's are developing true leaves, they've been ever so slow and lost some to damping off. Plan to sow toms this weekend.
We've had nights of -2..But no snow in this part of Lancashire.
19 Mar 2017 21:09
It"s been a wet weekend here went to the plot today to sow more seeds and check if any had germinated from last weekend.
I need to make some room in the GH, if it"s dry next weekend onions, garlic and shallots can go out and a load of iris which are shooting in pots.
Sorted through a couple of boxes of Dahlia's and brought some home to soak
Happy growing everyone...🍓🍅🌽💐
12 Mar 2017 21:50
Sowed more flower seeds. Most were free from various mags collected over the year, hardy anuals. Sowed kale, broccoli, leeks, lettuce and pak Choi.
I've probably started sowing to early but nothing ventured, nothing gained.😉
The plot next door has been let. Not met them yet.
Nice to see and hear signs of Spring, rubard is coming up, fruit trees are beginning to bud and birds chirping.
Is it to early to see signs of asparagus growing?