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Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:16

I've still got some deeeelish tomato chutney left from last year.

I've quite a few different tomato varieties this year, some are unsown seeds from previous years with new one's added. I just don't have enough room in the GH to house them all though so it will be one plant each of the best sown from seed. New one's are Ildi and Prune noire, the latter were seeds purchased in France. Tigerlla, Cerise, Golden Sunrise for the GH, the list could go on...and Tumbling Tom for hanging baskets.   

Good luck with your trials Marion. 

weather

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:50

We didn't have it too bad here, Wednesday was worse.

Part of the neighbours fence has blown into my garden so I had a lock fitted to the back gate today, which sounds really unchristian but he's the neighbour from hell, usually very rude and obnoxious, Don't know how it will be repaired as he has a trellis built in front of it and I have a shed and trellis 1ft into my garden. It's his fence and previous communications has gone through the council or police.

He can be very intimidating, I don't want him waiting till I'm out at work to do any repairs either, at least this way he will need to knock on my door and we can arrange a time when I'm at home. He knows the fence has blown in as he was out today whilst the lock was being fitted. Here's hoping he will be reasonable, hell may freeze over first though.      

Pototos

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:29

I'm in Lancashire and don't plant till the last forcast frost, sometimes that can be late March beginning of April time. 

Cucumber seed

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:03

What else do you plan to grow this year.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:52

Our local tip has CCTV and you aren't allowed to take anything away, even your own stuff if you change your mind after depositing it... that's a short story...I was speechless after asking for some plastic plant pots someone had left.

 

Talkback: Veg seed storage times

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:09

I've a packet of sunflowers seeds which should have been sown by 2010 and still looking good. They germinated last year and the last of them will be sown this year.

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:55

Sorry to hear about your GH. The winds are back tomorrow in our part of the world Perki but the gusts won't be as strong.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:36

Mines £30 per yr which I thought cheap but evidently not. The biggest expense this year will be building a fence but after that I'm hoping to recycle as much as possible.

It must be expensive people starting from scratch with no tools, pots or trays. I've had stuff donated - a rust old wheel barrow, the wheel still turns though and I can't imagine anyone would want to steal it. The cleaning lady at work saves toilet rolls for me in exchange for a few bedding plants and I've had a couple of pallets donated, hopefully with more on the way to build a compost area.     

...and it's cheaper than a subscription to the gym

Cucumber seed

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:12

I haven't started sowing yet, may start aubergines and chillies in the next few weeks and plant onion sets in modules.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:05

Woke to blue sky's but still windy, no slates blown off the roof and the GH is still standing, so got off lightly. 

The road clearers were out early, quite a few tree's had been sawn up and were on the road side. A lorry had been blown over on the motorway and it seemed like everyone was going to work on the A roads this morning.  

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