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Talkback: Growing chillies from seed

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:24

I'm in your camp maggie-1, can't wait, but wary of starting things too early.

Plants like chillies, peppers and aubergines, if grown from seed, need an early start, as some varieties need a long growing season to rippen and produce fruit, which can take until October .

You need to take into account plants sown early can't go out till the last forcast frost which for many is April in an unheated GH and possibly May for those in the North. If there's a chill plants stop growing...

Wait...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 20:16

Damp and chilly in this part of the NW today with frost in the air tonight.

Might need sno trax here, there's still chance of snow, before the weather gets warmer, Rain.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 19:26

Most have 3 prs of leaves David, some were nipped earlier in December and have side shoots but I'm not worried about them, so will wait for a milder spell to nip any more.

The penny has finally dropped regarding mollycoddling, I've foxglove and parsley doing well in the garden with no TLC.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 16:44

Thanks LG.

I had a good old moan about B & Q's grow bags early last year but purchased a large split bag, of their Verve multipurpose Compost at the end of the year and found it to be very good, didn't use it for seed sowing though.   

Getting a good seed sowing compost to start seeds indoors seems almost like a lottery...some dry like concrete in the propagator.... so will look out for the Gardening Which mag. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 16:21

My sweet pea look to have grown about an inch whilst I've been away, they look healthy though and aren't leggy, will it do them any harm to nip off the tips.

Fingers crossed, this could be the first winter I've gone through without any casualties.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 16:08

Hot and sunny in Tenerife , the hottest day was 30 and coolest 22  .

Dull and wet here in the NW today.

Came home to two panels blown out of the garden fence, no prizes for guessing it's been windy here, and of course, things come in three's, the washing machine and dish washer have both died, will need to call someone to repair them.

Also had some more prezzie's to open which was a nice surprise.

Hope you guys had a nice new year

Flooding!

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 23:25

Sorted then, once the water recedes the pain will go away

companions

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 22:47

We all have alot to learn Tinker.  I've enjoyed David Attornbourgh this Christmas and watched a couple of his programmes about Kew on freeview last night..but then I was forced to watch him at a young age it was either go to bed or David....David won every time

Flooding!

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 22:28

I remeber high tides as a child by the sea before flood barriers were put in place. Water came up through the drains and there was no stopping it. It didn't matter how many sand bags you had at the front door. Water rose from the cellars of our homes and we had to sit on a step waiting for the tide to recede before the next one came. I'm only talking 30 yrs ago. 

Keep the dog on a lead. 

new years resolution

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 21:37

Stopping for lots of cuppas to survey the estate has surly got to be an essential part of gardening, flowering rose, I've heard gardens don't thrive so well without these comfort breaks.

My New Year resolutions are to not over crowd the GH with to many plants. Remember to sow veg seeds regularly and not give up by June. Have a mixed strawberry bed and try growing pineberries again from seed, how difficult can it be.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41

Saving bean seeds...

This was a new venture last year... 
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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 20:49

Self seeding foxglove...

I was a tab bit slow in collecting seeds from foxglove...  
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Last Post: 07/10/2013 at 23:12
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