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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?
    Where i live it very rarely snows or gets heavy frost, and down the field the soil has warmed up where i think the risk may produce an early crop.
    As someone just said if you have the seed it's worth the try, and if nothing germinates then i'll just resow again.
    I normally sow about a month before it says on the packet as it's a micro climate in ilfracombe due to the gulf stream running past .

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    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?
    I was born in scunthorpe and my dad would not think about sowing untill march or april because of the risk of frost or snow , the sowing is just down to where you live.

    If i go just outside ilfracombe then i'm on top of a hill and it can snow there and never get to us in the valley , that's how diffrent the climate can be and that effects sowing times.

    Even the diffrence in location can have effect on tempratures as my allotment is in the bottom of the valley and the soil is to cold and will be atleast another month before i sow in the ground , where the feild is on the side of the valley only 1/4 mile away and it has already started to warm up.
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    Sown the usual stock of stuff in the propagator,toms,onions and leeks.

    Sown Crimson flowered broad beans in cold greenouse in modules, walking stick kale and brussel sprouts (sprouts are up), varios annual floers (Godetia are up)

    Sown parsnips and planted shallots outdoors!

    Plan to sow various peppers in propagator and various onion sets in modules in greenhouse next.

    Their will probably be more sowing done this month, as well as starting tatties but can't think that far ahead until I have another look at my seed packets!
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    Janyeyo, don't think you will have any problem with spring onions. they are really hardy and shouldn't give you any problems. They are frost hardy.

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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?
    I have a polytunnel so I work a few weeks in advance to the sewing dates on seedpackets. The stuff for outside won't be sown for a while yet.

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    I have a GH so should i sow now and keep them there or keep them indoors,by the way i am from the north west.

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    I have already potted on some tomatoes; I have chillis, strawberries, basil and other tomatoes in the propogator and have planted sweet peas and nasturtiums and yet more tomatoes in the space vacated by the first tomatoes and the totally non-germinating garlic chives, which are obviously going to have to go in the bin.

    In the non-heated propogator I have yet more tomatoes, miniature roses, leeks and lettuce.

    These are all in the conservatory - quite chilly in there but not frosty of course. In case you're wondering about the tomatoes, they have all got got by the blight the last two years so I have to get 'em in early to have any chance of a harvest. Plus I like tomatoes.

    Outside we have crocuses and daffodils in full swing and my rhubarb is already pushing its way through. I thought I might have the first signs of a mammoth parsnip harvest (I let some parsnips go to seed last year and they went a bit mad) but the chickens have (ended that little dream) very helpfully scratched up the soil and cleared the ground for me...

    Beautiful sunny day here first thing, then cloudy, then beautiful, warm and sunny - now starry and freezing. Brrr!

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    I'm sticking with a "safe" bet and sowing broadies this weekend with a bit of luck (and time).
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