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    Default Charles Dowding sowing timeline/calendar

    I found this today, and I find it interesting that I've already sown a whole bunch of stuff 'too early', but I'm enjoying it, and everything seems happy, so I don't mind

    https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/sow...RNNN8NaOETPWEI

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    I'm beginning to like everything Charles Dowding
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    Reckon you could get a sowing of early carrots in late February to March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    I found this today, and I find it interesting that I've already sown a whole bunch of stuff 'too early', but I'm enjoying it, and everything seems happy, so I don't mind

    https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/sow...RNNN8NaOETPWEI
    Already sown plenty in the GH and wifes summer house, none of which match his thinking...

    And the Rocket 1st earlies are sown in the GH

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    I found this today, and I find it interesting that I've already sown a whole bunch of stuff 'too early', but I'm enjoying it, and everything seems happy, so I don't mind
    Also remember he grows in the SW, so his climate is warmer and he'll always start before gardeners further North.
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    Interesting that he is near me and he says his last frost date is mid May....( which is similar to what I've found) but lots of gardening prediction sites alway say a much earlier last frost date. Nothing tender goes outside until end of May for me.
    Starting to early can mean lots of pots in the GH and plants well over due to be planted out.
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    I'm intrigued by his dates. My seed packets for winter savoy say sow May, but he says the first week in July, which would suit me far better.
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    That sounds more like a plant date, than a sow date doesn't it? Perhaps he has found, because his early winter weather is comparatively mild, in comparison, that they carry on growing for weeks longer than they would grown in the North?..... Just wondering out loud
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