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Snowball

So, what have you all planted?

Anything new or unusual?
Is it too cold yet anyway?
Chez

I've just purchased an Annie Elizabeth apple tree. We also seem to have an inexplicable quantity of walking onions. And skirret.
joanne

Nothing so far and it's driving me mad! Especially when I keep getting tormented by seed websites!

However I've told myself I can't sow seeds this year that can't go straight into the ground or greenhouse as I don't know when the building is going to start if it starts at all.
gz

beetroot, carrot and parsnip seedlings, sown leeks and salad leaves.

It is probably too cold but I'm impatient! The top edge of the deep beds and bug guard netting seems to be producing a slightly warmer microclimate
dpack

nowt yet but i have started thinning the slimy hoard.

onion sets will go in fairly soon for spring onion style harvest after a couple of months

beans etc will go in as plants a bit after that

im temped to start some salad leaves and radishes soon.
yummersetter

Mainly replacement trees - so much fruit on the new Kidds Orange Red apple that it ripped a branch off and damaged the trunk badly. I've put in another nearby in case I have to remove the six year old tree. Same with Pineapple Quince, huge fruits that caused branches and trunk to split lengthwise so I've had to decapitate it just leaving a couple of feet of trunk, and just in case that's fatal, I've planted a young Aromatnaya Quince and plunged a lot of the Pineapple Quince cuttings in the ground to see if they'll root. Two plums didn't come back to life last spring and have been replaced with the same varieties and I've filled in the gaps in the grape fence, which is now complete with twenty vines - four of which mark the resting places of elderly chickens that passed away peacefully in their sleep.
Hots

Garlic is well up.
Tomatoes are in their tubs in the greenhouse and I have leeks, peas and courgettes coming on in the greenhouse also.
Charlotte spuds are chitting in the backroom.
That's all so far, not sure how much longer I'm going to have my veg patch, so I'm holding back a bit and only growing stuff we really like!
OtleyLad

Polytunnel:
Garlic is doing nicely (planted in November), Charlotte and Sharpes Express earlies, peas and 2 types of shallots.
In pots or trays in the greenhouse:
2 types of Peas, Broad Beans, 6 types of Tomatoes, 4 types of Chilli, Golden Berry, Courgettes, Leeks, , Jerusalem Artichoke, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Calabresse, Cos Lettuce.
Outside: Reedmace.

I'm a bad person who heats his greenhouse but I justify it in the amount I can get growing early - thats why I sow so much to keep the greenhouse full.

Edited: I should have included Beetroot.
mousjoos

We've prepared the two plots ; one's not grown anything in liiving memory other than ferns & brambles...should be interesting

Some friends have asked if we'd thought of doing veg-boxes this year, which makes me think we may end up trying to grow too much, if we are not very careful
Shan

Sown all my tomatoes, peppers, chillis. Started sowing french climbing beans, pumpkin & courgettes yesterday.
gardening-girl

Garlic, onions and shallots and broad beans and peas in the polytunnel.

Charlotte spuds, more onions and shallots outside, along with parsnips, beetroot, spring onions carrotts and mixed leaves.

Chillies, tomatoes and peppers taking over the landing windows.

Sowing more peas, planting more spuds and putting out sweet peas tomorrow if the weather holds.

We garden in a walled garden so we are a little bit warmer.
LynneA

Nothing in the ground - potatoes planned for Sunday will be the first, but assorted alliums in module trays, and I've started using my soil blockers to sow salads and tomatoes, which have been put in clear plastic crates on the back windowsill. New method seems to be working well. Very Happy
AnnaD

I've only planted tomatoes and chillis so far. The tomatoes have mostly come through, but none of the chillis have yet. I'm not sure if that's because the seeds are a few years old, or whether I'm just impatient. I've also got blackcurrant and redcurrant cuttings growing roots.

I'll start planting more seeds now that it's April, although I don't want to do it too soon due to the colder climate up here.
Slim

Only things that can take temperatures well below freezing (with some protection)
Spinach/beets/chard
Arugula
Happy Rich
Hakurei turnips
Cilantro
Lettuce mix
Head lettuce
Carrots and parsnips (not up yet)

Things are warming up fairly quickly here right now - Aquilegia is coming up, as is bleeding heart. Fruit trees haven't budded out yet, but maples have. Colder weather incoming however.
OtleyLad

I've only planted tomatoes and chillis so far. The tomatoes have mostly come through, but none of the chillis have yet. I'm not sure if that's because the seeds are a few years old, or whether I'm just impatient. I've also got blackcurrant and redcurrant cuttings growing roots.

I'll start planting more seeds now that it's April, although I don't want to do it too soon due to the colder climate up here.


My chillis took twice as long as the tomatos to show - they are always slower.
OtleyLad

Polytunnel:
Garlic is doing nicely (planted in November), Charlotte and Sharpes Express earlies, peas and 2 types of shallots.
In pots or trays in the greenhouse:
2 types of Peas, Broad Beans, 6 types of Tomatoes, 4 types of Chilli, Golden Berry, Courgettes, Leeks, , Jerusalem Artichoke, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Calabresse, Cos Lettuce.
Outside: Reedmace.

I'm a bad person who heats his greenhouse but I justify it in the amount I can get growing early - thats why I sow so much to keep the greenhouse full.

Edited: I should have included Beetroot.


Spent a happy hour yesterday pricking out the tomatoes and chillis into 3ins pots.
AnnaD

That's good to know. I haven't grown anything for a couple of years, so I'm a bit rusty. jema

Not much planting, but with help from son Sean we have tidied, dug a lot, made a large planter on legs from old decking, repaired the storm damaged shed and put up netting for peas and beans. NorthernMonkeyGirl

Got some saffron crocus corms into the raised bed today Smile Hots

Just put 10 spuds in and some chard, but it's old seed so it may not come to anything. AnnaD

Ooh, saffron will be cool to grow! OtleyLad

Ooh, saffron will be cool to grow!

I was thinking the same 😊
gil

Nothing yet. Watch this space !

I did plant a load of spring flower bulbs (very late), and the tulips are coming up.
I also have a couple of apple trees I grafted which should have long been planted, but where ? They don't fit where they were supposed to.[/i]
mousjoos

First 3 rows of spinach, some coriander, spuds very soon, & then whatever the weather lets us put in


In other news, 6 goose eggs in the incubator...maybe we'll have more success this year
Mistress Rose

My psb and kale seeds are up and have been transferred to a sunny windowsill, but no sun at the moment for them. I noticed the vine in the greenhouse had started budding yesterday. LynneA

More fun with soil blocking - this time the piddly cm cubes:

potting on 160 lettuce seedlings

sowing 320 carrots and 160 parsnips enough to allow for failed germination I hope
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