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1st Early potatoes

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 22:31

1st earlies are ready to harvest after 10 weeks. 2nd earlies are ready to harvest after 13 weeks and main crop after 15 to 20 wks although - I've said on a previous post 1st and 2nd earlies are ready later (I'm in the North and found cropping is later).They can't be planted out until the last forcasted frost though.

You can purchase your seed spuds now and start chitting at home. If you wait to purchase, the spuds in the shops will start chitting under the hot lights in the shop anyway and you'll be buying seed spuds with long spindly shoots which you don't want.

Chitting - just pop them in an egg box the right way up, I put mine out of direct sunlight so they don't go spindly. Wait until the last forcast frost and plant 5 - 6 spuds in each bag.

There are loads of varieties, try to choose those which have some resistance to blight. 1st and 2nd earlies are less susceptible as they crop earlier than main-crop.

I've got Pentland Javlin and Winston as 1st earlies. Estima and Wilja as 2nd earlies and Desire as a main crop. Also Red Duke of York think it's a 2nd early.

Introduction

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 21:09

LOL

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 20:53

Dull and over cast all day with light showers.

Got home Thursday to discover a new garden fence had been put up will offer to pay half but when last spoke to the owner's father of house next door, he said his daughter was going to pay for it to be replaced. It's reasuring to know there are still nice neighbours about   

Hope you shake your cold Frank. 

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.

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