And so it begins ...

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And so it begins ...

Post: #283518 Odsox
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:29 pm

... new season seed sowing that is.

I have just sowed a tray of onions seed, a half tray each of cauliflower, summer PSB & Bulgarian giant leeks. Sowed a small pot of lettuce and several pots of dwarf French beans, and tomorrow I shall sow the Sweet Pea seed that is now soaking.
I also potted up 4 chitted tomato seedlings for my annual early tomato trials, this year being Sub Arctic Plenty and Stupice.

On Friday I concreted the path in one of my polytunnels and I should be able to walk on it tomorrow, which will allow me to get in there and sow a row of early peas and a row of broad beans.

So it's all systems go down in this neck of the woods, well with this happening in my lawn spring is almost here (I wish) :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #283520 diggernotdreamer
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:16 pm

I was just thinking about firing up the propagator for my Latah tomatoes and all the pepper seeds I have. The hotbed I made late last year has provided me with lots of nice lettuce seedlings, claytonia, purslane etc, I did a trial and sowed some direct into the bed in the small tunnel, but they are only just starting to germinate, so my hotbed worked really well for me. I have just filled another compost bin with chicken bedding so I will get that cooking nicely and do the same again, I think I will sow things in trays this time as I sowed them into the compost I put on top.

I haven't seen any daffs up yet, although I saw some tulip leaves coming though in a pot which is a bit early. It feels very warm today, in spite of the fact it froze solid yesterday, I went out just after midnight and it was very cold, but this morning all the frost had gone and it had turned very mild. Living in the NW, we get much cooler weather here. The daylight is starting to increase, I was out til 4.50, the winter has seemed very short this year

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Post: #283522 ina
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:40 pm

Well - I spent some time going through the seed catalogue (Tuckers) today and marking all the stuff I want, but I probably won't end up buying any 'cause I don't really have the money to spend and don't have room for it all anyway... I'll just get what I can cheaply from Lidl's or so, and otherwise make do with what I have left over from last year (and before). But there are plenty of bulbs pushing up here, too - not quite sure what they all are!
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Post: #283528 Green Aura
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:46 pm

Yup, OH has had his sowing head on this weekend too. Tomatoes, onion seeds, leeks, peppers, chillies, caulis, herbs, sweet peas :iconbiggrin: , okra, aubergines, goji berries, physalis and rocket. Oh, and garlic out in one of the raised beds.
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Post: #283529 dave45
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:00 pm

It was 20C in the greenhouse today (yes THAT homebrew greenhouse) so I planted a row of pea seeds as an experiment. Also trying bringing in strawberry plants to grow under the grape vines (growing along wires about 1.2 m high)

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Post: #283532 Flo
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:32 am

Don't have a greenhouse so can't be setting much stuff away early. We are late starters up here in the north east. I've got sweet peas in the house from yesterday. Will be looking at the onion seeds today but do have Japanese onions and garlic already showing on the allotment.

Will have to be looking at the broad beans - have bought a later sowing rather than the over wintering aquadulce as the bed isn't yet ready to take them. Need to move the mint when the compost comes in at end of week and then compost up the spare bed.

At home in back garden, the daffodil bulbs aren't as far on as diggers but are showing well along with the crocus and snowdrops. New bulbs in last autumn so not naturalised yet.

Still picking sprouts from last year. Have a few miserable cabbages too. So it's not quite out with the old and in with the new.

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Post: #283553 ina
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:57 pm

Flo wrote:Will have to be looking at the broad beans - have bought a later sowing rather than the over wintering aquadulce as the bed isn't yet ready to take them.


I had very patchy results with autumn sowings - and in the end the ones I resowed in spring caught up with the others, anyway, so I now just stick to spring sowing!

Yes, I have sprouts (one "tree"), a couple of cabbages, and kale left, too. And quite a few what I believe are purple sprouting broccoli... (I got a few mystery plants from a friend - all brassica, but the rest was surprise!)
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Post: #283565 becks77
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:11 pm

I have tomatoe seedlings on the windowsill but my greenhouse is more like a huge cold frame due to my neighbour put their *ahem* through the glass whilst doing the fence :(
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