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How To Start Veg Growing

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 20:31

Spuds in bags are an easy crop to start with if you haven't much room. 1st and 2nd earlies will produce a crop 15 to 17 weeks after planting out and you can start chitting your spuds now.

Spinach, lettuce leaves, radish and most dwarf beans/peas grow well in pots. 

Cheap seeds

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 20:15

I popped into Lidl too, came away with 8 packet of seeds and some Easter Eggs.

'Aldi have fruit tree's in.

Veg to sow in February...

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 19:00

Jon cob. Have a trough of perpetual spinach which has gone through the winter, never got around to composting it and thought I read somewhere it starts to grow again in Spring. It's still green leaved but the leaves look as tough as old boots

Darlo John. Found paper pots excellent but now use toilet rolls for pea's and beans. The cleaning lady at work saves them in exchange for a selection of flower seedlings in the Spring. Envious of your carrots, can't get them to grow longer than a couple of inches, for love nor money.       

Veg to sow in February...

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:45

I'm beginning to get sowing fingers so have begun to plan this years veg plots...what to grow...where and when... so went through last years garden diary. Looks like the only veg which survived an early sowing were pea's early onward and brussels...sown at the end of February. 

March was a far more successful month with toms, chillies, peppers, mangetout, sugar snap and purple podded pea's, sown in the first week of March and going on, with the exception of peppers, to produce bumper early crops after the fab warm Easter we had.

All the pea's went out into the GH on 17th March hard to believe now.

What did other posters sow, that was successful...

"My Reviews"

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 20:27

I'm in the 1237 review club too

Lawn Problems

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:46

Keep mowing... I had loads of dandilions in my lawn... and they grew back even after a re-turf... tried ever chemical known to man to get rid of them but it's been regular mowing which cured the lawn, along with a weed and feed in Autumn and Spring.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:18

I've also decided on a new strawberry patch. Bought four new varieties at the weekend and have one already in the garden whch grows runners, along with two apline varieties. You can never have enough strawberries

I'm also thinking of more pots of flowers and I might even dig up more of the lawn to make another flower bed, haven't yet decided.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 23:06

Wet and windy here. 

Another fence panel looking like it won't last the night. On Saturday I contacted the owners family of next door to discuss replacing all the panels, offering to pay half of the cost for replacement and do the work, he sounded very plesant but wanted to think it over and contact his daughter who owns the property, said he'd get back Sunday...when there was no call, I'm thinking here we go...a dispute over the fence...

Had a call back this evening...said neighbour had visited the property over Christmas whilst I was away and was making arrangements to replace it and cover the cost, as we are both responsible for the fence I'll cover half the cost but how nice is that, she hasn't lived there for over 2yrs

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 19:35

Dull, grey skies and cold here, not shed cleaning weather, so it was a trip to the GC in search of some Red Duke of York spuds, mission aaccomplished and they were cheaper than Wilkinsons. Also looked round the sale section and bought 6 plants for 50p each. 

The fruit cage sounds a good plan.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:50

Very nice David. I haven't as many but they are about the same...makes a mental note about watering...

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