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LynneA



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 11:58 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

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.

AnnaD



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
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Location: Edinburgh
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

AnnaD wrote:
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



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OtleyLad wrote:
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



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Location: Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Got some saffron crocus corms into the raised bed today

Hots



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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

AnnaD



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ooh, saffron will be cool to grow!

OtleyLad



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

AnnaD wrote:
Ooh, saffron will be cool to grow!


I was thinking the same 😊

gil
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 16 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 16 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 16 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
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Location: London N21
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 16 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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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