The Cottage Smallholder


stumbling self sufficiency in a small space

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
'what have I planted this week!'
Wed 5-Jun-13
9:55 am
Avatar
Xahha
Suffolk

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4231
Member Since:
Mon 3-Oct-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
481sp_Permalink sp_Print

OH has planted out dwarf french beans  and sweetcorns this week.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Wed 5-Jun-13
2:49 pm
Avatar
maggenpie
Cornwall, UK

Expert
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 902
Member Since:
Sat 21-Aug-10
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
482sp_Permalink sp_Print

I've sown more lettuce, mixed salad and spinach seeds today. I'm also in the process of digging up self seeded grasses from the back garden and replanting them in the front, in the spaces created by digging out vast amounts of white vinca.

I've planted out a couple of squashes now but the tomatoes are still woefully behind.

Never assume anything - except an occasional air of intelligence.

Wed 5-Jun-13
4:01 pm
Avatar
Xahha
Suffolk

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4231
Member Since:
Mon 3-Oct-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
483sp_Permalink sp_Print

Re-planted a few of the herb varieties- they are just beginning to come through well now, but some failed to germinate. Need to get more tarragon and rosemary seeds, as virtually all of those that I planted did not germinate.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Mon 17-Jun-13
5:55 pm
Avatar
Xahha
Suffolk

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4231
Member Since:
Mon 3-Oct-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
484sp_Permalink sp_Print

Today OH and I planted out runner beans after making the frame of canes for them to grow up. After that broad beans and peas transplaned into a raised bed. We have had poor germination of seeds of all kinds this year-many of them were brought from Wilkinsons- anyone else have the same experience?

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Mon 17-Jun-13
6:05 pm
Avatar
Sooliz
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 8084
Member Since:
Sun 30-Jan-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
485sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yes Martin, we've had poor germination of courgettes (and they weren't a cheap variety either) and peas, and some begonia tubers - out of 6 planted about a month ago, only 3 have (and only just!) come up.  None of these were from Wilkinsons though, we ordered them online from Thompson & Morgan.  The begonias were actually a free gift for ordering over a certain amount, but still, you do expect them to grow!

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 18-Jun-13
7:34 am
Avatar
brightspark
Wilts

Supreme Being
Members
Forum Posts: 10532
Member Since:
Wed 30-Dec-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
486sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yes, we've had poor showings - and I noticed while driving from Wiltshire down to Folkestone that there are many fields with patchy germination.

On the radio this morning there was a suggestion that there is to be an investigation into the weather patterns to determine whether it is a natural event or has a man-made cause. In the same article, it would seem that a lot of farmers are ploughing the seeds/seedlings back into the ground because of poor germination yields. It's a worry!

Women are like tea bags. . .
you never know how strong they are
until they're in hot water.
- Eleanor Roosevelt -
Tue 18-Jun-13
8:27 am
Avatar
eileen54
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4424
Member Since:
Tue 1-Jan-13
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
487sp_Permalink sp_Print

I was watching a history programme the other week, it was on about a famine they had in the 1500's which followed weather pattens like we have had the past couple of yrs, and they said this was the beginning of a mini ice age that lasted 200 yrs. I hope notthumbs_down

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Tue 18-Jun-13
8:35 am
Avatar
Sooliz
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 8084
Member Since:
Sun 30-Jan-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
488sp_Permalink sp_Print

Oh no, it's all just doom and gloom lately.  We need something to cheer us all up!  Perhaps we need to start a 'happy' thread......."What has made me happy today....."laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 18-Jun-13
8:58 am
Avatar
danast
Argyll, Scotland

Supreme Being
Members
Forum Posts: 10232
Member Since:
Thu 24-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
489sp_Permalink sp_Print

wave  Go on then Sue.  You start it and I will add something this morning!  smile

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Tue 18-Jun-13
9:04 am
Avatar
Sooliz
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 8084
Member Since:
Sun 30-Jan-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
490sp_Permalink sp_Print

Ooooh, intriguing......ok then!laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 19-Jun-13
1:47 pm
Avatar
eileen54
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4424
Member Since:
Tue 1-Jan-13
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Today I planted more lettuce seeds. I have also planted some ginger and a lettuce stalk as per my food scraps gardening book to see if anything will come of them. It has not cost anything to do this so I thought why not have a go

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Wed 19-Jun-13
2:41 pm
Avatar
Rob12
London, UK

Knowledegable
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 274
Member Since:
Sat 9-Jun-12
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
492sp_Permalink sp_Print

At the moment I am still focusing primarily on ornamentals with the summer flowering bulbs having gone into their pots. We bought a tray of Osteospermum Pink Spoon and they have been planted front and back. My tomatoes are flowering but are still only a foot or so high.

Fri 21-Jun-13
8:05 am
Avatar
Terrier
York

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4518
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
493sp_Permalink sp_Print

My tomato plants are doing pretty well, some very tiny toms can be seen on them, Planted some more after the initial batch and have just potted these up into larger pots, it will be interesting to see if they catch up with the earlier plantings. Repotted cucumbers today, still only small plants, and looking to put courgettes out this weekend I think.

Mon 24-Jun-13
2:29 pm
Avatar
eileen54
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4424
Member Since:
Tue 1-Jan-13
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
494sp_Permalink sp_Print

I have transplanted 3 parsley plants and planted some more pea shoots11

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Mon 24-Jun-13
3:51 pm
Avatar
Toffeeapple
North Bucks

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 16337
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Just the 11?  wink 

I'll try that again!

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 767

Currently Online:
28 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

brightspark: 10532

danast: 10232

Aly: 9516

Sooliz: 8084

Hattie: 6920

Ambersparkle: 6698

JoannaS: 4800

Terrier: 4518

eileen54: 4424

Xahha: 4231

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 9

Members: 15972

Moderators: 2

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 6

Forums: 25

Topics: 2271

Posts: 123048

Newest Members:

ilpatrickbeul, eyoussefmari, bestrsgoldfast, roakrobe, Megaomgchen, ibrushinangl

Moderators: Toffeeapple: 16337, AdminTA: 10

Administrators: fn: 333, Danny: 5516


Copyright © 2006-2012 Cottage Smallholder      Our Privacy Policy      Advertise on Cottage Smallholder