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Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6986
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 16 6:09 pm    Post subject: Seeds  Reply with quote    

I have placed my orders with Real Seeds & with Nicky's Nursery. Ahhhhhh, I do love seed shopping... so much hope.....

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14751
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 16 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I shall probably do mine tomorrow, ready for Santa. Decisions decisions....

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4216
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 16 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

*sits on overstuffed cases*

I'd better not look.
Unless they have some new interesting Things.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6986
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 16 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Loads of new winter squashes...

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 16 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lalalalalalanotlisteninglalalalalala

Did you see the scotch bonnet without the face-burning heat?

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6986
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did BUT 'm trying to be good and use the chilli seeds I saved from this year's plants.... I might however slip...

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8496

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I go through my seeds each year and discard those that are too old. I then buy a packet from one of the local garden centres. As I don't grow a very wide range of things; just the ones we like, that works quite well, and is probably cheaper than getting carried away by a catalogue.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6986
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have narrowed it down on the catalogue to the things that work but each year I try a few new squash

I have a rather large greenhouse, so aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, chillis & cucumbers all go in there. Then the rest go in raised beds.... which seem to multiply each year... We probably only buy veg for about 2 months of the year and if I'm honest, that could be improved upon.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8496

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It depends on how well things do. This year was awful because of the late wet spring. I do buy some things; I can't grow things like cauliflower and calabrese very well and other things have a rather short season. I always hope to do better next season.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6986
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have given up on any calabrese unless netted. I managed to grow some very respectable kale this year, purely because it has been netted.... otherwise the bloody caterpillars would have decimated them. Thinking of getting a second netting cage and trying purple sprouting.

tim_and_nicky



Joined: 28 Nov 2008
Posts: 261
Location: Beautiful Galicia, NW Spain
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I just put in an order of nice things from Real seeds, 2 different winter squashes (did you see the Queensland Blue?) but some of the interesting things are sold out already. Roll on new growing year.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32641
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

kale stuffed caterpillars are foul,the horseradish ones are a delicacy.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14751
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 16 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I netted mine, and they still got eaten. They did stage a recovery, mind.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32641
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 16 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

kale , horseradish or caterpillars ?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8496

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 16 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have my kale and purple sprouters netted, but I think the main reason there was no caterpillar damage was a lack of butterflies. I will leave the net on to stop the pigeons eating the greens. They had all the purple sprouters last year.

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