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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to my local hardware shop
And they had a selection of suttons and carters seeds.
I planted seeds I got but still have lots left I planted
11 tomato- gardeners delight
18 broad bean - the Sutton
60+ beetroot- globe 2
50+ Perpetual spinach
18 pea- early onward
There in the polytunnel and hopefully germinate!
Did anyone else plant any seeds or plants today?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I'm still streaming with cold so tried to work it off doing the housework. Hopefully I'll get in the garden, Polytunnel at the weekend
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of seeds in trays but, in the garden, Broad Beans are up an inch or so, peas at about 3 inches, onion sets in and sprouting well, spring onions just showing, as are perpetual spinach. Runner Beans in but not yet through.

Strangely, my early spuds (Kestrel) and maincrop (Desiree) are both poking through but the second earlies (Markies) haven't appeared. This is the first time I've tried Markies. Has anyone else any experience of them?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I never heard of Markies. I have French Beans planted but no show yet. My lettuce has come so I will transplant them. I planted the Ichikura scallion. My lavander seeds are coming up and I have coneflower seeds coming up and I have about 30 Borage plants from seed. Way too many for me. I wanted them to attract the bees.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can eat borage Ado. The leaves can be used in moderation in cooking as a herb, or dipped in tempura batter and deep fried. The flowers can be frozen in ice cubes, and are a classic ingredient in a Pimm's punch cup. Keep a good few, hope for a good summer, and have a summer solstice garden party. I say!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also fertiliser

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/garden/416946/How-to-make-home-grown-fertiliser-for-free
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks folks. That's great information.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Fionn,

I've been buying my veg seeds from DT Browns for years and they've done me proud.

I have seen those offers but never gone for them because there is always something in the mix that I don't like or will not grow well here.

Last year I bought some 'Sakura' tomato plants from them. Ordered in January, they were shipped in April. Fine, healthy little plants. Friends in the area had rotten luck with tomatoes but the 'Sakura' were brilliant - loads of lovely, very sweet toms. I have just taken delivery of some more!

Can't say about other collections, but their tomatoes (and Blueberry plants) are great.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks you sue
For your help
Do you have any advice on gardeners delight tomatoes?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't go wrong with them ones.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
I must be spoiled for choice in comparison so. There are six garden centres within a five mile radius of my rural location.



WOW! One close to me but some cranky git owns it. He acts like he hates me. Maybe it's because I know nothing. Next nearest is miles away.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FionnG wrote:

Did anyone else plant any seeds or plants today?



I didn't actually plant any but I did think about it. Does that count.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't matter at all Claire. Do not worry. There is still plenty of time. Hay. The daffodils are still blooming ! !
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ado 2 wrote:
It doesn't matter at all Claire. Do not worry. There is still plenty of time. Hay. The daffodils are still blooming ! !


True and bluebells are around too. I love Spring.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. It's still here. Even tho May is tomorrow temperatures are rising so weather is goi g to improve. Happy Gardening
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