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'what have I planted this week!'
Mon 7-Mar-11
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Planted more salad greens, melon, courgette (green bush and some mediteranean round one) and butternut squash this weekend. Keeping them indoors as frost forecast tonight, but they will go in the polytunnel during the day - and at night if no frost forecast). Also put more begonia tubers into trays of compost to get them started.

My sweet peas are still very weed and thin, but I've nipped the tops out.

cucumber and gherkins coming along fine, as are tomatoes and chillis, maybe even pot them on at the weekend.

Broad beans look very happy at the mo, still in modules, maybe need to pot up.

On the subject of lemon balm, it does spread quite easily, I've not had it spread by seed, but always cut flowers off as soon as they are out, as it generates more leaf. It needs containing in the same way mint does, but it's not quite as much of a thug.

Mon 7-Mar-11
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I can't remember whether I mentioned that I planted some sweet pepper and chilli seeds a few days back. It's still too soon for them to germinate but the pepper plant I over-wintered in the front room appears to be doing well. Flowers appeared recently and today I noticed that there is a small round fruit growing in one of them! The leaves on the over-wintered chillies turned dry and brown but some green leaves have appeared on one. The other 2 chilli plants haven't done anything so they might not have survived the winter.

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Mon 7-Mar-11
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I didn't realise you could overwinter them Mike, I composted all mine at the end of the year. Got lots of new plants coming through nicely. Cayenne and Apache seem to be developing the fastest.

Tue 8-Mar-11
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My trailing tomatoes have germinated - planted them about 4 weeks ago.  However no sign at all of my standard toms, peppers, courgettes, cucumbers.  They are in a heated greenhouse.  What am I doing wrong?

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Tue 8-Mar-11
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Would have thought they would have come through by now, are they too wet?

Tue 8-Mar-11
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wave Maybe they need extra bottom heat, even though they are in a heated greenhouse....peppers often do.  a heatmat might help or take the tray into the house & stand on top of the fridge or over a radiator. 

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Tue 8-Mar-11
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Thanks for the advice, have bought some in now.  I'm always worried about applying too much heat as I think it will create weak spindley plants. 

 

Having said that, just spotted the first courgette peeping through.

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Tue 8-Mar-11
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Yes I'd have said too wet or too dry Andy, I have mine on a south facing window sill in the house, but it's a cool bedroom. They do get a bit spindly, but my cucumbers and gherkins are thriving.  Tomato plants are all doing fine on same window still, only planted my courgettes this weekend though.

Tue 8-Mar-11
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I'm going to plant tomatoes and courgettes tomorrow - lots of them.  I hope I am not too early.

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Wed 9-Mar-11
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I am going to plant mine too Danuta, but if it is cold I will put them in a double insulated polytunnel. Hope we get that sorted soon eeek

Wed 9-Mar-11
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wave  Well, I did plant lots of tomatoes, cucumber and courgettes today.  They are all in the polytunnel.  I do hope they are warm enough.

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I potted up my gherkins and cucumbers today " they are now all in 3" pots. had a bit of a disaster with some seedlings , a couple of butternut squash have bit the dust in a slight accident in the polytunnel last night.

they were in a mini geenhouse thing, but due to my tunnel not being as rigid as it was before the storm winds last month, the flapping cover knocked over one of the greenhouses (again) and uprooted all the plants in it.

Want to get some peas in over the next few days.

Wed 9-Mar-11
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wave  Me too Janet big_hug

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Wed 9-Mar-11
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what - carnage in the polytunnel, ort getting some peas planted?

Wed 9-Mar-11
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wave  Peas planted    big_laugh    big_laugh   big_laugh    I think.   big_laugh

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