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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 19 7:36 pm    Post subject: What should I be planting/sowing now?  Reply with quote    

I've just sown,in hope, Cavolo Nero, Romanesco, beetroot, radish,pak choi, ...what else do I have time for? ( in polytunnelor outside)

I'll be putting in Garlic,Red Onion sets and Broad Beans later on....

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 19 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

you might get a decent crop of baby lamb's lettuce

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

French beans
early carrots
radish
coriander

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I sowed some cut and come again lettuce and spinach for salad leaves in a container the on Sunday. If carrots are put in now, will they grow enough outside to be worth while, as mine have been a disaster so far this year?

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a carrot bed but I can't plant anything in it because a rabbit has taken to undermining it and tunnelling through!

gz



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could put carrots in the polytunnel..might be an idea as we're further north..

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
If carrots are put in now, will they grow enough outside to be worth while, as mine have been a disaster so far this year?


It's been 10 years since I had a veg plot but I'm sure I used to sow carrots for baby carrots now. Maybe 2 weeks to germinate? Could be quicker in this weather. Should get a useful crop by October (definitely so in a polytunnel)

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pak choi (most asian greens) will do too

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good reminder. I need to get some Pak Choi sown. My Pay Choi from early on in the year did phenomenally well.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

With the mild winters we have nowadays it's probably worth sowing more courgettes in June to take over when the first lot get mildewed and manky

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Leeks? should get some pencil sized ones by the time it gets cold, just sow direct quite thick and let them get on with it

gz



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pak Choi in, and early carrots and wallflowers!
Climbing French Beans sown. I think I've got some leek seed....
It will be interesting to compare the results eventually, as we are spread geographically

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 19 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have some leeks ready to be planted out. Just need to weed the bed they are going into.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 19 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I might try some more carrots and leeks in the bed I have cleared the potatoes from. It is under a hedge, but it might work. The carrots I sowed a few weeks ago have come up all right; well some have, the multicolour ones seem a bit shy.

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 19 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My purple ones always did well but to be honest, I found them a bit bland. The white were the sweetest, followed bbq the orange, then the yellow. The purple were oddly savoury in a potato sort of way. A good foil for the rest, I suppose.

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