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Next year, I want to try three different toms: a 'cherry' type (the small ones used in salads), a medium-sized type, and a 'beefsteak' type. ('Beefsteak' is a rather silly name, imo: I prefer to call them 'giant' tomatoes.) To which end, I have just bought, in B&Q, two packets of tomato seeds, both of varieties I had in mind: 'Golden Sunrise', a cherry-type which is bright yellow in colour, and 'Tigerella' (aka 'Mr Stripy' in the USA, I believe), a medium-sized one, red with yellowy-orange
Anyone know if its alright to plant leeks in the same plot as previous year?
I've finally harvested something!
On Monday I checked what the growing instructions that came with the turnips seeds said about harvesting. They said that seed sown in early spring, as mine was, is ready to harvest from early summer onwards. The top-growth has been quite large and lush for some time, so I went and had a close look, and sure enough, underneath the top-growth were visible the purple shoulders of the trunips, pushing through the soil.
I lifted three of them. They were
Bit of a jungle now (see attached pics): foxgloves, aquilegia, ox-eye daisies, rugosa rose, sweet rocket, deutzia, cistus, libertia, red campion, delphinium, geranium (various) and trollius in flower, plus water hawthorn in pond.
Early spuds in two raised beds; carrots, rocket and beetroot in the third (covered in enviromesh). Excess spuds in pots.
French and runner beans, tomatoes, salad, cosmos, aubergine and courgettes in plastic greenhouse/being hardened off outside.
Updated 08-06-2009 at 09:01 PM by Sweepster
I got my two free packets of seeds with the July issue of the magazine, lettuce 'Romaine Ballon' and radish 'Hilds blauer Herbst und Winter'. I don't speak German, but my guess is that "Hilds" is the name of the raiser, not a German word in the ordinary sense, and that the whole thing means 'Hild's blue Autumn and Winter', those being its colour (well, sort-of: more mauve really, but then, so are most 'blue' roses) and the period of its harvesting.
I think I'll keep the lettuce
Updated 08-06-2009 at 08:34 AM by StephenH
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