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'what have I planted this week!'
Thu 24-Feb-11
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my grow tubes that I buy cheap at the end of the season then use for sweet peas, along with loo roll tubes always go mouldy as well, so I only use them for sturdy stuff like sweet peas and broad beans.

Not tried the newspaper pots as I have TONS of plant pots, use all my newspaper in the log maker

Sat 26-Feb-11
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'Chucks mum' having problems with your broad beans, Im not an expert but here goes........

1. ep is right they dont like to be waterlogged

2.from warm propogater to outside too quickly, you should introduce them very carefuly to the outside only in the sunshine and definately not at night yet.     You can try again once propogated leave them in on a table or something then gently introduce them to the real weather! Good luck.

My sweet peas which I propogated in the cold frame well before xmas are nearly 4 inches with secondry and thirdry! shoots coming, I have now pinched the tops out.    Rocket and sald super, I definately would start sweet peas off before xmas, its only because June, July and August can be far too hot for seet peas in Bulgaria, the average temperature would be 34c, do you agree ep, depends in which part of Bulgaria your living in.toffeeapple

Sat 26-Feb-11
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Sorry, must be the couple of glasses of wine Ive consumed tonight, but today i have planted in the studio room, ( it has underfloor heating)

9 different herbs, cant get french tarragon!!! here

Cobeos, hycanth bean, petunia, geranium ( I have never thought of growing geranium) dahlias, red hot pokers, salvias, violas in the cold frame and granny bonnets in the cold frame.

My face is scarlet im not sure if its from the fresh air,2 inches of snow here or the wine, but I will definately sleep well tonight,tomorrow I must cleam up the studio its a mess.

I kept 2 huge barrels of home compost mixed with perlitt and sand in the studio ready for the sowing season.  As yet havent seen any seed potatoes must do them in the bags soon.

I love the growing season just like Yorky I get very excited!toffeeapple

Sat 26-Feb-11
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I sowed rocket, red beetroot and white beet, kohl rabi and 60 day broccoli indoors. Everything I sowed at the beginning of the month and moved out to the greenhouse is looking good but I'm not planting anything out yet awhile, providing I don't run out of greenhouse space that is.

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Sun 6-Mar-11
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I planted some lemon balm seeds earlier in the week. At the moment they're in the propagator but I intend to plant them in the garden when it gets warmer. I know that mint will gradually take over a veg patch, and since lemon balm is part of the mint family I wonder if it will do the same. There's a 'spare' bit in the herb area but I'm reluctant to plant it out if there's a danger of it spreading.

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Sun 6-Mar-11
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Lemon balm does indeed spread, we had absolutely masses of it in our previous garden.  It was everywhere!  I suppose you could plant it in a tub and sink that into the soil in the area where you want it, but to be honest I'm not certain that would contain it.  I don't know how it spreads actually, whether by root (in which case the tub should contain it) or by seeding, or even wildlife spreading it around, perhaps one of the exceedingly knowledgeable members on here will know.  I just know it spreads! lol

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Sun 6-Mar-11
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Cheers Sue. I suspect that mint spreads from the roots but the only evidence I have for that is the way it spread from one side of the pot to the other without getting into the nearby soil. I may play it safe and keep it in pots. I've got a thyme seedling which can probably fill the gap in the herb patch.

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Sun 6-Mar-11
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Lemon balm spreads by the roots, but it's also a prolific seeder. So grow it in a pot, but keep it deadheaded, or it pops up in odd places like up the road in your neighbor's goat pasture. whistle  (The goats loved it, but it didn't survive being eaten down to the ground repeatedly!)

Sun 6-Mar-11
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Still don't know what caused the black stuff on my Broad Beans but it has not hampered the growth. They are 4" tall now and going strong. The new leaves are fine. They are in the unheated grow house outside now 24/7 with no ill effects along with my sugar snap peas. I leave it open during the day but close it up at night. The other stuff has been in there during the day but still bringing them in at night.  My March seeds need to be planted now but waiting for the weather to improve so I can vacate my Liverpool home and take my plants to Corwen (North Wales) where I stay untill the end of October. I've so much stuff to cram into the car that the March planting will have to wait. 

Sun 6-Mar-11
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Sorry Maria  I'm having a senior moment. Re Broad Beans, you say that you haved pinched yours out. I thought I had to wait untill the first pods were set to do this?

Mon 7-Mar-11
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No I dont have broad beans, Ive pinched my sweet peas  out dear!!!

I wasnt very succesful last year with broad beans, ( himself has just told me its 25 -to 7, time for his supper!!!

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Mon 7-Mar-11
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wave  This is a leaf planting day according to the Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar, so I planted lettuces, rocket and greyhound cabbage seeds, all of which are now residing in the polytunnel.

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Mon 7-Mar-11
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maria said:

No I dont have broad beans, Ive pinched my sweet peas  out dear!!!

I wasnt very succesful last year with broad beans, ( himself has just told me its 25 -to 7, time for his supper!!!

toffeeapple


 

Tell him to cook it then....big_laughbig_laugh

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Mon 7-Mar-11
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Must get some sweet peas.  This weekend I planted beetroot, salsify and raddish outside, potted on my broad beans and put them into the coldframes and sewed peas, basil and morning glory in the greenhouse.

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Mon 7-Mar-11
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Ordered the seeds yesterday whistle

Mind you at these temperatures we do stand a chance of seeing the ground in a few weeks time, we have rediscovered some tarmac roads recentlycheers

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