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'what have I planted this week!'
Fri 21-Jan-11
11:29 pm
OdelleS
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kayerunrig said:

yesterday i filched a pile of twisted hazel cuttings on my travels , then came in crawled into bed and gave into to my lousy snotty cold virus, trouble is i them woke up at 1am dying for a cup of tea so ive guzzled that and a lemsip think i will go back to bed soon ,a unheated house is no fun on a frosty night


Oh bless you, I do hope that you're soon feeling better, it's awful, especially with no heating, I feel for you!

Mine's been repaired again, so I've also been with-out heating & hot water, it takes forever to get house warmed through again, especially when you're feeling unwell.

Keep warm, if you can! Know the feeling only too well!

I've got layers of clothes on, a cuppa besides me, hot water bottle on my back, fleece blanket wrapped around me & I'm still cold.....

Wishing you a speedy recovery, thinking of you, Odelle. big_hug

Sat 22-Jan-11
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wave  Oh I do wish you well Kaye.  It is no fun being ill and not being able to be warm too.  big_hug

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Sat 22-Jan-11
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wave  Getting back on track here, I am not going to plant anything just yet.  I got a whole load of seeds in this week from The Real Seed company and Plants of Distinction ( never used this one before, but wanted the tomatoes  Fiona mentioned on the Blog  and then of course got carried away!!!!!!!).

I need to wait much longer than the folks down south, even with my polytunnel.  Might get some peppers going indoors soon though.

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Mon 24-Jan-11
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Planted some onion sets today - Red Baron, just put them into modules to give them a head start.

also potted up some strawberry runners that had rooted and stuck them in the polytunnel. desparately want to get started on toms & chillis, but think the weather might be a false dawn yet.

Tue 25-Jan-11
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Hi Terrier well done on your start!  I dont plan to start with the seeds until next week, after Ive organised myself abit.   As we live in Bulgaria my dear brother is sending me some wallflowers, for next year.

The cold frame still looks very green under the 5inches of snow! good luck.

Mon 31-Jan-11
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In a weird gesture of faith ive filled one of the empty coldframes with broad beans , ive noticed the weeds are starting to sprout in there so it must be worth a go , for the first time ever ive not managed to overwinter any of my broad beans so im feeling a bit desperate . plus ive noticed a lot of stuff is sprouting so its time for herbaceous cuttings ready for the car boot season

 

Mon 31-Jan-11
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kayerunrig said:

for the first time ever ive not managed to overwinter any of my broad beans 


 

I didn't know you could do that!  aargh  The things I learn here, thanks Kaye.

I'll try that again!
Tue 1-Feb-11
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I assume by overwintering, what Kayerunrig means is planting beans in Nov/Dec and then you overwinter the seedlings? - never tried it, but it's supposed to give them a head start.

I potted up some more of the strawberry runners today and they are now in the polytunnel, really want to start on my seeds, might start off some chillis on the spare bedroom window sill, do you think it's too early to start on the tomatoes yet?

Tue 1-Feb-11
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In previous year I planted broad beans around nov/dec but they didn't appear for several months, not much ahead of ones I planted in february. My broad bean harvest has never been that successful though, so I won't claim my experiences are in anyway typical.

I've planted some basil seeds, in pots on the front room windowsill. A few of the shoots appeared then died off so the room might still be getting a bit cold for them, so I might wait another month or so before planting anything else.

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Tue 1-Feb-11
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wave  I potted five tubs of chilli seeds today, but they will stay indoors for the time being.  I'm not going to start tomatoes just yet.  

I bought some microgreens and peashoots from Suttons for growing indoors, so I will plant some of these tomorrow.  Haven't grown these before, so am hoping for success. 

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Wed 2-Feb-11
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I celebrated the first day of spring by sowing spinach beet, pak choi, land cress, corn salad and three sorts of tomatoes. They'll sit indoors in the warm until they're up and sturdy enough to go in the cold greenhouse, to be ready to plant out as soon as the weather is kind enough. smile

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Mon 14-Feb-11
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Planted today :

Tomatoes, Chilliis, Mixed salad leaves, parsley, dill, thyme, gherkins, cucumber - will keep them in unheated propagators on windowsills. Will let you kow if anything appears.

Sweet peas are starting to show some straggly growth at last.

Mon 14-Feb-11
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OdelleS
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danast said:

I bought some microgreens and peashoots 


I really fancy the micro-greens & pea-shoots, I'm going to have to get a move on, although with this awful temperamental weather we're having at the moment, not sure what to do yet.
 

I've got plenty of weeds to contend with though, not a lot stops them.

We share our passion for tomatoes, so will have to be planting some to put up on the window-sills.wave

Tue 15-Feb-11
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Well done ladies, lots going on already, I will also try pack choi sounds good, maybe I will be able to get some mung beans too.

On Thursday we went to a city called Plevin where a bee fare was being held, 100s of people wonderful to see so many bee enthusiasts.    We arent bee keepers we have friends that have maybe 70 hives, so we tagged along with them.   It was wonderful to see growers selling shrubs etc which aid the bumble bee!

Im getting to the bit where we bought 2 laburnum trees, 2 Amorpha, 1 Judas tree and 1 Albecia, all for 23leva ( around £11 POUND, iM SO EXCITED!)

I havent planted them yet, I will wait a few weeks but Im looking forward to seeing the Judas tree grow.

Tue 15-Feb-11
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In heated propagator peppers,aubergine, cuecumber , lettuce plus some flowers already have some Toms up ,free seeds, hoping to get some early ones I'm fed up trying to eat squash balls , probably have to heat the greenhouse tho..      wave

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