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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 19:11

Thanks Liz. Googled after posting, it is a cordon.

Seeds are up

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 18:38

I've Snap Dragon, Malope and dianthus doing well. Malope have started producing their second leaves, the others are still very tiny.

I've also leeks, aubergines and some chillies out of the propogator. Most of the aubergines germinated and there's a second variety sown just last weekend but these haven't come up yet. Chillies have been slow and a bit erratic at germinating. Only 3 Apache from 12 seeds and 2 Ceyenne seedlings, I've left the Ceyenne in the propogator hoping more will come up.    

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:58

Bunny..The instructions on one tom variety, Cerise are in French  will need to check on line if it's a bush or cordon . Clearly that one was bought because of the pretty picture on the packet, it looks to produce loads of toms on the vine.    

Best and worst

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:46

My favourite job is is sitting in the garden eating freshly picked strawberries, relaxing and taking in the birds and wild life.

Worst has to be cleaning the GH i'ts in a corner with fencing on two sides and a gap of only 1ft between the fence and GH. I get wet through every time it's cleaned. 

Don't mind mowing the lawn, I like the smell of freshly cut grass.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:06

Another wet day. I'm on leave Monday and Tuesday, so here's praying for dry weather.

Sowed more seeds today, toms and peppers are now started. Also sorted the seed box.... Oooh...it was like looking through a treasure chest. There were loads of radish, spring onion and carrots. The carrots must have been freebie's as I've never been able to grow them. If I sowed one seed each of the tom varieties there wouldn't be enough room to grow them all...makes a mental note to stop buying tom seeds     

What about a seperate section for absolute beginers.

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 19:43

Hi, Brian. If you've had an allotment for 45yrs, sounds like you already have lots of experience and it's always nice to have more veg growers...reading the daily threads is a good place to start... and reply or ask Q's when you want...posters are really friendly and helpful. 

What you are asking for is a welcome thread. There is a site feed back thread which you can post on...your idea sounds good...if you post on there with the idea , I'm confident you'll get a response.   

Tomato Growpots, any good?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:39

Frank. I did the same last year with chillies, peppers and aubergines...sat them on gravel in bottomless pots.

Aldi are selling grow bag trays for £4.99 and Wilkinson have the large square trays, for about the same price, both ideal for sitting pots in and using as gravel trays. You find you water less, the compost only takes up what water it needs and less compost is used. You can also go away for a long weekend and not worry about the pots drying out.

I sit the gravel on capillary matting.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:20

Looked like rain all morning but stayed dry and the sun came out.

Started off making some fresh seaweed feed today. The lid on the bin must leak because it was full of old feed from last year, it doesn't age well.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:08

Thanks David. Will check the weather forcast for the next week.

Tomato Growpots, any good?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 21:58

I think they are on the expensive side and Q why they are being sold off but can see the benefit of using them when growing cucumbers as cues don't like their stems being wet.

I use bottomless pots in the GH for those plants in the bed or in grow bags, ( flower buckets with the bottoms cut out) and water the bed... mainly...only watering the pot if it looks dry or I'm gonna be away for the weekend.

Me thinks it's an expensive gimmick for the lazy gardener who wants to water less frequently... and the downside of this... you go into the GH less frequently and miss pests which can take a hold very quickly..

Discussions started by Zoomer44

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 10:04

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 21:54

What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 21:57

Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 21:17

First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 09:56

Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41
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