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Carrots in tubs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:44

If you plan to just grow a few carrots in tubs with your gran-daughter they do well just in multi purpose compost. If all the seeds are sown at once, thin out the emerging seedlings because the carrots won't have room to grow under ground and will compete against each other. 

Wait till it's a little warmer and sow an early cropping variety, these will germinate outside and produce mini carrots which can be picked and scrubbed before cooking. Not huge but they'll be several inches long.

Carrot root fly isn't a problem if sown in pots and picked small.      

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:19

 Geoff - you could be deleting for days -

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:07

Lots of white cloud here in the NW, little sun but although it went cool this evening it wasn't as cold as usual.

JD - I'm, beginning to think lots of grow bags is false economy, so am going to opt for a 3 for 2 offer this year, just haven't decided which to get.

Adam- think you should have a lighting up party when the last of the cable is laid.

dahlia cuttings

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:44

Pleased to say I've two saved tubers sprouting which is a first for me  and one has two shoots on.

The other four haven't sprouted  so won't be giving up on sowing seeds just yet but if this years sprouting dahlias are successful will branch out to cuttings next year

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:30

I've a couple of good tips for the main event......and apparently the riders are really important. Many ride in the run up races , I've been given tips on who to watch out for.    

Really looking forward to it.

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:14

Been at work all day so it's nice to have a good evening thread.

Tomorrow I'm at the Grand National. Never been before or put on a bet, only ever entered the sweep at work. so it should be fun.

On a gardening note, I'll be able to check out the cut of the grass on the track and look at the floral displays in the winning enclosure   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:34

Seemed cooler here today, we didn't get any wind, Frank. It's not as cold this evening either so am thinking it's nearly time to get the spuds planted out.  

Came home with afew extra hours of daylight left so watered plants in GH. Haven't bought any new multi purpose compost yet was waiting to hear the verdict from others but am tempted this year to get the big bags instead of a load of grow bags.   

Seed Sowing

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:16

Started onions in modules they're ready to be planted out. Beetroot and kohl have germinated in plastic GH. Swede hasn't.

Indoors with true leaves - various toms, chillies, various pea's, leeks! spring onion! Various sunflowers, lobelia, marigolds. various flower seedlings. 

Out of propogator but withuot true leaves - various peppers, aubergines.

In propogator - more peppers, more toms, cues and space for 3 trays, haven't decided what to start off next but it's looking like broccoli, Calabrese and possibly dahlia's. Haven't started courgettes, squash or any herbs yet.

Total failures - Maskotka toms, 3 out of 4 seeds came up, then all died. Poor germination for chillies 50%, peppers very slow to germinate and I lost my first batch of pea's 'early onwards'.

Stupid weather!

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:47

I've been fortunate and always had nice neighbours on one side.

Bought a large water pistol one year for one neighbours minature person, to squirt the cat if she ever ventured into their garden, minature person wasn't allowed to squirt her though if she was sat at the gap in the fence and on my side. It worked out well, I was in the garden when minature person tried it out, cat soon learned, neighbours were happy to tell me if cat had been in their garden and child had a nice summer.  

The cat is in the winter of her years now and seldom ventures out of the garden, but will sit at the gap in the fence peering into the neighbours garden. New minature person now comes and strokes her through the gap.

Potatoes in bags

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:51

I've spuds been chitting since January, bought at a potato fair, surprisingly, they are a lot firmer than the one's bought from a local nursery and GC, but they are all ready to be planted out.    

I'm in the NW and was going to start planting mine in bags next week unless the weather takes a steep dive for the worst.

 

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