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Talkback: Protect young veg plants in spring

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:49

Can't help with protecting individual plants but a rabbit proof fence will protect a larger area. 

Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:30

I only sowed courgettes two weeks ago...... just before my holidays. I'm a tad bit disappointed with them too, only one seed germinated whilst I was away, hopefully more have germinated, will see when I go down to the plot tomorrow.    . 

Last edited: 27 May 2016 21:32:48

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:19

GWRS, we stayed at a place called Agde, it's not far from Beziers on the Mediterranean coast. We flew to Beziers.    .

Went to the plot yesterday, the grass paths were knee deep :( ..not to bad everywhere else. Did quite a lot of weeding and hoeing. The guy on neighboring plot watered the GH whilst I was away, ever so pleased, one plant has a small tom on and there are tiny chilli's developing on another plant. All the sweetcorn has germinated, a bit hit and miss with other stuff though - a couple of squash and pumpkin , one cucumber, no gourdes and coquettes just poking through. 

Outside seedlings in modules did better, lettuce, leeks and beetroot can be planted out now. What look like hundreds of nasturtium, have germinated under the fruit tree's, thought I'd pot what's needed of these and compost the rest.  

Asparagus is a tad bit disappointing, less than half of the crowns, in one bed have started growing and none in another bed.

Aster, it's not to late to sow more french beans. I was going to sow some more tomorrow.   


Posted: 26/05/2016 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: 26/05/2016 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...

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