dont get carried away with sowing and planting

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dont get carried away with sowing and planting

Post: #286544 gunners71uk
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:02 pm

i have noticed on allotments there is always race to be first personally i think its time to hold back weather been unpredictable.i have overwintering caulis in greenhouse, strawbs and sweet peas springcabbage outside along with leeks, parsnips tundra cabbage and broad beans garlic onions . i normally sow first earlys about 15 march, this year it will towards end march, think most of me seeds will be sown in march/april . i notice we getting milder octobers and part november too.

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Re: dont get carried away with sowing and planting

Post: #286550 diggernotdreamer
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:07 pm

I would second that, I am on another forum where people are 'excited' to get going. Unless you have heated benches, greenhouses or polytunnels, it is very difficult for a lot of people to make a start.

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Re: dont get carried away with sowing and planting

Post: #286553 ina
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:26 pm

I'm restricting myself to a few things indoors - I always start off broad beans in modules, hoping for an earlier crop... Not enough space on my windowsills, anyway!
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Re: dont get carried away with sowing and planting

Post: #286556 Green Aura
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:49 pm

I've got a tray of salad leaves on the windowsill and OH has his chillies in two heated propagators. Otherwise everything will wait for a while.
We discovered last year that a batch of March sown tomatoes caught up with the January sown ones in a very short time and were much more robust (presumably due to the better light levels here).
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