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Leeks

Posted: Yesterday at 00:23
In previous years, I've sown them as late as now and plan to sow a second batch tomorrow in modules. It possibly depends where you live, I'm in the NW and picked the last of last years harvest a couple of weeks ago, they were a late sowing and were thinner than leeks sown earlier but went through the winter...:)

If sown in modules, when big enough to plant out just split clusters and plant in a nursery bed. When thick as pencils, dig them up again and seperate them before trimming the roots and planted them deeper.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 00:01
Hi everyone, had a nice time in France. I've brought back some veg seeds, they sell them by weight in France and not number of seeds so when buying plants which have tiny seeds you get two sealed packets...:)

Not been able to read everyone's posts but hi to the new posters and I liked everyone's pic's, zoomer makes a mental note to learn how to post pic's... :)

Planted out alot of seedlings before I went on hoilday and sowed alot in the GH. Hope we haven't had any frosts here in the NW over the past two weeks... spuds were just poking through the ground, broad beans, pea's, sunflowers, chad, brussels, dahlia's and other stuff went out.

Back at work on Friday so going to the plot in the morning. Happy growing everyone... :)

Sunflower growth and transplantation advice!

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:06

They are sensitive to frost.


Posts and plastic sheeting will help protect them.


I'mplanting more out tomorrow but will be protecting them.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:30

Just been to water. Go on my jollies on Tuesday, so there's loads to do tomorrow, lots to plant out.

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:25

I'd join wouldn't have clue a bout how to set it up though.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:55

I'm not getting notifications either, pressing the icon possibly wasn't the answer...


Went to water again this evening. I've taken alot of seedlings out of the GH, sprouts,  broccoli, spinach, chad, pea's, sweet pea and more, it's to hot for them during the day.


Ever so pleased, 16 out of 26 dahlia tubers have leaves. Don't want to tempt fate and take cuttings so they'll be planted out as they grow :)

Garden Kneelers

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:32

I have one similar to pink Lillie's except mine is made of metal, it cost less to, they can be bought in this country. It folds up and doubles up as a seat when turned the other way.


Try googling garden kneeler...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 23:35

Hi you guy's, if you want to continue to get e-mails notifications for favourite threads me thinks you need to click on the 'follow' icon at the top of the thread. 

Turn the screen down

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 23:19

It's OK on my phone, not yet seen it on the laptop. Not very impressed.. 

Sunflower growth and transplantation advice!

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 23:08

You could plant some out now providing they are covered. I use plastic pop bottles cut in half with a hole in the top or top left off. 


You will be surprised, I planted out about a dozen a couple of weeks ago, and there's been frost here in the NW, they are growing out off the pop bottles. 


Don't plant them all out, you'll then have some in reserve just in case the first lot are caught by a late frost.

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