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    In the field i have sown , parsnip , carrot , red and white onion sets , garlic, beetroot.

    In the allotment greehouse i have sown in pots , red and white cabbage , broccoli ,swede , red and green brussels , lettuce and globe artichoke.
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    Yesterday: Lettuce, beetroot, Spring Onions
    Today: Various Tomatoes, Chillis and peppers


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    I didnt realise you could seed so early,we have only just come out of the worst winter in years.is it wise to seed now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlseawolf View Post
    In the field i have sown , parsnip , carrot , red and white onion sets , garlic, beetroot.

    In the allotment greehouse i have sown in pots , red and white cabbage , broccoli ,swede , red and green brussels , lettuce and globe artichoke.
    Already ? I live in Eastbourne, E.Sussex, could I really plant these this early?

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    Normally, at this time of year, I am planting with the idea of moving out to the cold greenhouse in about 6 weeks. But Look North's weatherman, Paul Hudson, has said (and he admits he could be wrong, that this chill could continue into March. . So this year is a little bit different.

    I have planted in the last couple of weeks: Sage, thyme and oregano. Today I planted some Globe artichokes, they last a few years but my current ones are looking sad now, if they even make it through this winter. By planting now I should get some flower heads to eat this year. But they are staying indoors until it is safe, then under glass. My onions are well away in a cold frame and today I popped some garlic bulbs in. Elephant because I've never tried it before. Loads of Chillie of course but see the chillie thread for that. No toms yet. No rush in my opinion.

    Ornamentally I have some Mirabilis jalapa coming through in the warmth plus afew exotics with a long growing season. And.... oh there is loads of stuff you can plant as long as you know how to look after it. If you don't know, then plant it anyway and try again next year if it fails.
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    leeks, caulis, calabrese and cabbage for me, all in the cold g/h.
    Also chancing my arm with a pot of spring onions.
    Herbs inside and salad leaves in coldframe.
    aubergines in the propagator tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketron View Post
    Already ? I live in Eastbourne, E.Sussex, could I really plant these this early?
    Quote Originally Posted by Davdandy View Post
    I didnt realise you could seed so early,we have only just come out of the worst winter in years.is it wise to seed now?
    Depends on where you live, how much space you have for when the seedlings get a bit bigger, whether you have warmed up beds in preparation, whether you have a polytunnel/greenhouse etc etc.....plus how much seed you have and whether you want to take a chance on a few things surviving any bad weather....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketron View Post
    Already ? I live in Eastbourne, E.Sussex, could I really plant these this early?
    Personally I think it's way too early but if you have plenty of spare seed then you can always try but think you'll probably be resowing later if you're not providing protection.

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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