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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:50 am    Post subject: Too late? Reply with quote

I'm feeling very guilty that i've neglected the plot this year, bought a new house & just haven't had the time. So much so that i've not even got anything planted in the shed.

Going to head up this evening for a few hours, anyone else left it late? Might have to concentrate on the winter veg this year.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey you are never too late. What part of the world are you in? I could give you some cucumbers and tomatoes to get you started, and even a little kale if that is of any use!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it, summer cabbage, new spuds, salad crops.
I still have potato to plant, about 4 weeks later than my usual aim date but still putting them in

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too late? It's only April. There's plenty of time. Given the frost it may be too early.

I remember Jo at the seed savers telling me that when she was growing veg twenty years ago she's plant it in February. But every year since she's plant the veg a week later.

What often happens is plants that go in in early Spring tend to grow slower as they get retarded and/or killed due to extended exposure to pests, diseases and adverse weather conditions.
Those that go in in late Spring get optimum growing conditions, grow faster and are less exposed to pests, diseases and adverse weather conditions.

I haven't done a trial on this, but it makes perfect sense to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopefully it's not too late.today with my 6 year old we potted up seeds for:
corguette,cucumber and toms.the other week we potted cucumber,lettuce and cauliflower.my greenhouse is 13' x'6' and it looks very bare at the moment.
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