Zoomer44


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Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 21:04
I have a super 7, windowsill one. It has a constant temperature and is excellent for starting plants off early like Aubergine's, chilli's and peppers all of which need a long growing season. I also start toms amd some flowers in the heated propagator.

It's usually only used March/April but I like to grow stuff from seed. I then sow stuff in unheated propagator's.

In terms of time, effort and cost, if growing a small number of plants, it's more economical to buy seedlings in April/May or go for a combination of both, sow some and buy in different varieties to the one's sown.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 00:12
Ginagibbs-I like things on the plot in nice straight rows, fruit trees are in a row. Currant and gooseberry's are in a block of nine.

Enjoy Swindon GWRS. London is one of my favourite cities, never tire of going there. There always seems to be something different to do each trip.

We had snow today!

Hoping to get to the plot Sunday morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 21:53
Happy sowing Aster2. Going to plug in my propagator this weekend and start with Aubergine's, chillies and peppers. Broad beans and pea's on kitchen roll.

Gg how bad is that...hope it works out well...

The Aldi near us have orange trees...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:54
Will water the compost bin next time I'm at the plot.

Gg-plots get smaller the further down the site you go. Charges are different depending how big the plot is. My plot is two half plots so some would say I had two plot.

The bee keeper had hives on two plots.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 20:35
Aster2-a bin I checked yesterday wasn't looking good, all the green waste was just looking very dry, had't done anything with it though since October.

The compost in the pallet heap is doing well though and leaf mould is rotting nicely.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 19:20
Sounds like we are all getting ready to start sowing.I still need to buy some compost.

The bee keeper had four plots so there are vacancies again. There were a lot of plot holder on site today.

Got lots done, two beds dug over and another path laid.

Aldi bargains

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 18:30

I've previously purchased Aldi's hand tools, a trowel and small rake and at £1.99 they are  good value for money and I think, stainless steel.The replacement covers for the four shelved plastic GH 's are also good value. I've had seeds from Aldi which have germinated several years after their sow by date  

I'm also reliably informed Lidl have their garden range on sale from this coming Thursday.  

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 18:17

You've made my day seeing all those stacked propogators

I've not started sowing yet but there's already no room on the dresser in the back bedroom due to spuds chitting and I've four rather large chilli plants taking up room on the kitchen window sill, one of which will eventually grow to 4-5ft so that space is already taken care of till hardening off time...

 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 23:45
Gg-I'll be sowing sweet pea next month.

B&Q have 2ltr pots for ??3 with at least 25plus seedlings in and smaller pots, at ??1.19 with at least 10 plus plants in which seemed good value.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 23:29
It's a big learning when you first start. I had an excellent first year sowing, then lost a lot of seedlings the second year due to damping off.

I try to save some seeds for at least a second sowing just in case the first sowings/seedlings aren't successful.

Happy growing

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