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  1. Compost blocks / 23.01.08

    by , 24-01-2008 at 12:40 PM
    Dropped by allotment to find watering not necessary in GH as all seeds very moist still. It has been cool and wet but it does warm up in there - or so I thought.
    Nicely surprised to find some seeds germinated viz rocket , spr broccoli and Little Gem lettuce and one spinach. Aside I have some antirrhinum at home and they have a few little seeds up too.
    No action on other brassicas like Igloo cauli , broadbeans or sweet peas.
    Harvested some sprouting broccoli which for the first ...

    Updated 24-01-2008 at 12:46 PM by Glasshousevirgin

    Histon allotment
  2. Strawberries and shallots

    by , 24-01-2008 at 11:35 AM
    Success with my strawberry and shallot seeds!

    I have grown strawberries from runners and shallots from shallot sets, but I don't like to do things the easy way all the time

    There's not a lot of strawberry seed around but I managed to find Mignonette and Baron Solemacher. A few of each have now germinated - after a week on a windowsill - much better than ones I tried in December.

    Similarly, the shallots - Ambition and Matador have been sown indoors ...
  3. Week 4 - at it again..

    by , 24-01-2008 at 11:23 AM
    I couldn't help myself.. honest I couldn't guv'ner, they were just there on the shelf, if I hadn't have done it someone else would, I bought some cayenne pepper, cos lettuce and perpetual spinach today.. Never tried growing lettuce before but think I might just try some early in the greenhouse - you never know, especially with the weather patterns we've been getting.

    The cayenne can join the jalapeno's from last year, so this year we'll have the sweet californias, the sweet minis ...
  4. Where to Start???

    by , 23-01-2008 at 05:15 PM
    Finaly started gardening today. It was wonderful after months of decorating, packing, moving etc. Dug over half of the shrub bed that is to be veg plot. Started a leaf collection to make leaf mould. (My first, sitting in plastic bin in greenhouse tonight.) re-cycled the shrubs to garden waste and am planning to move over a couple of wee fir trees to edge as windbreaker.mmmm not sure whether they'll mind. Planning to find answer in book asap. Meanwhile organic book, bits of paper scrawled notes and ...
  5. Week 4 - A new plan

    by , 23-01-2008 at 09:53 AM
    Well I was reading through some of the articles on this very website yesterday and looked at what was recommended for January planting; the peppers I planted yesterday haven't started sprouting yet by the way.

    The strawbleberries are coming through thick and fast though, not quite up to the 130 or so that I need, but getting there all the same. Did I mention I liked strawbs???

    Anyway it seems that lettuce and spouts and radishes might be an option - if they can be ...