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    Default The Seed Sowing Thread - 2017

    Its the start of the Growing year and we're all anxious to start sowing and feel soil beneath our fingernails. So how about telling us which seeds you've sown each day, as a gentle reminder to start rummaging for them in your seed stash

    Links to previous years:-

    The Seed Sowing Thread - 2016
    The Seed Sowing Thread 2015
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    Just put my sowing schedule up on my diary as a new page using the Gardening made simple from GardenFocused web site to build the initial list of sowing planting and harvesting date for Alans Allotment: Sowing & Planting Plan now going to look at my last four years on the diary and seeing if I can tweak some dates based on historical information

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    Chillies! The first shift went in yesterday and today I'm sowing some onions, dusting off the grow lights, potting on Crimson Crush sideshoots from their winter home in water and sticking them under.

    Then I seriously need to plan as last year was more guesswork than anything else and it wasn't good.
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    Yesterday I sowed some Winter Gem lettuce (the seed has been in the fridge for a few days as it completely failed to germinate last time I sowed it) and some Provencale salad mix, which is a mixture of pak choi, komatsuna, mizuna, mustard and rocket.
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    Will start with chillies towards the middle of the month

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    I think this is pushing things a little, but just sowed a pot of 12 carrot Nantes Frubund. Its one of those tall green pots that fruit bushes come in, so its quite deep. I grew carrots sown at the end of February in these last year and they were edible by late May having been grown indoors under lights and then on the windowsill until the start of May, when they went into the growhouse. I'm hoping these might be ready by early May, but prepared for complete failure as sowing carrots at the beginning of January is seriously nuts. The packet says sow February to October. They are currently on the floor in my spare bedroom.
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    Yesterday, Antirrhinum "Illumination Mix" and today, Bidens Aurea for Sowing an Alphabet of Flowers

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    My Onions and Leeks went in last week, probably wont sow anything else before February, we currently are getting less than 7 hours daylight.
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