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Post: # 145509Post bodrighy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:32 pm

We're lucky as we live in Cornwall and have a south facing conservatory. We have peppers, chilis, tomatoes, leeks, garlic, perpetual spinach, broad beans and runner beans sown. As we are guerrila gardening in our garden as opposed to beds we are staggering sowing to suit different areas.

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Post: # 145542Post Ovalina
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:04 pm

Nothing sown yet - we're a month behind you all. But I am sorting out the polytun nel and planting artichokes, fruit bushes and raspberries.

Anyone in northern Scotland successfully grow any peppers, or chilli peppers? Mine germinate and grow away quite well, but never seem to grown big enough to ripen. :(

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Post: # 145545Post Annpan
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:34 pm

I read that peppers need a really long season - so sowing them a month earlier might help?

My polytunnel is still not up (bad weather) but my back widowledge is loaded with stuff ready to get moved in there, once its done.
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Post: # 145676Post Ovalina
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:50 am

Think I got them going in March last year and still never managed to harvest any, maybe I should just grow them indoors.

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Post: # 145692Post Green Aura
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:00 pm

Our chilli's just started sprouting again. The peppers were good but not plentiful - they were in the polytunnel. But our aubergines were useless - not a single one off 6 plants - 3 different varieties!
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Post: # 145737Post red
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:59 pm

started sowing peas. sowed some more tomatoes to replace the ones a slug got at (slug in my propagator... well ...ex-slug now...), lettuce
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Post: # 145819Post Ovalina
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:57 am

I don't seem to have much luck with aubergines either. But I'm going to sow some chili peppers, salad leaf, leeks, herbs etc in a minute :flower:

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Post: # 145828Post kiwirach
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:21 pm

besides the plug plants i've brought this year, i have sown 4 Amish Paste tomatoes, 2 melons and 2 cucumbers. need to check what to sow next....i'm trying not to have alot of one thing growing at the same time, so working on successional planting at the moment.

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Post: # 145832Post Mal
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:01 pm

I started my chillis about 3 weeks ago on the sunny sunny windowsill above the radiator in the conservatory - I've only had 3 out of 12 germinate so I'm a little disappointed :( . Still, undaunted I'm going to plant out the spare seeds I had this week and see what happens.

We had some purple and some red chillis last year after sowing in February - not loads and certainly not hot enough, so this year we've gone for the ones that were described as mind-blowingly hot with the vague hope that if we have a 'summer' like last year they might still have a little bite!
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Post: # 145939Post Ovalina
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:16 am

That is something I've noticed with Habanero that we grew a couple of years ago - no heat - I think they need near equator temp to get them that hot. I try every year though but am wondering if it really is worth it.

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Post: # 149224Post red
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:39 pm

beetroot, peas, woad
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Post: # 149230Post pumpy
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:18 pm

Garlic (planted last December),looking good. Onion sets starting to show, shallots in, but nothing happening yet, peas starting to poke thro' the surface, P.S.B. broccling nicely now after looking like they were'nt going to do anything, caulies & cabbages in green house starting to shoot their 4th leaves & will be planted out in the next coupla weeks, parsnips,leeks, beetroot & spring onions being sown shortly, sweet peppers germinating(hopefully)in greenhouse, with toms & chilli peppers on the way soon. Not too long before spinach, various beans,swedes, squash & sprouts will be going in. We sorted thro' the chest freezer to-day & found several portions of p.s.b., courgettes, chillies & green beans, & we still have several onions from last year in a shed, along with some pickled beetroot.......... grow yer own?.....you bet!!!
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Post: # 149283Post Fizzy Izzy
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:27 am

Herbs: Rosemary, parsley, mint and basil (nothing showing yet - I posted about the basil on another thread). I thought herbs were supposed to be easy to grow but it looks like I'm not having much luck!

Lettuces, radishes, tomatoes, peppers: all seedlings now - quite pleased the peppers are growing, as it wasn't bought seed, just seeds out of a pepper that we ate.

Mangetout: shooting up quite tall now and needs transplanting to a bigger pot outside. Probably next weekend.

Cress: as others have mentioned it's so encouraging to see something growing so fast and to get a quick harvest :cheers:

Carrots and onions: will be planted straight outside in pots, probably next weekend as well when we transplant the mangetout.

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