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  • Sowed THIRD lot of sweetcorn having lost previous two to unseasonably cold weather.
    We can usually get away with starting sweetcorn in first half of April. Not this year.
    I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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    • 6 modules of cosse violet cfb. More golden beetroot in the container some romaine lettuce came in - bought to plug the gap created by the slugs.
      On the allotment some parsnips with radish in between the onions and a row of spinach on a spare bit of ground.

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      • Potted up a few more bean seeds, along with some Black Magic kale seeds.
        Also potted up some rooted sweet potato cuttings.

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        • Originally posted by quanglewangle View Post
          Sowed THIRD lot of sweetcorn having lost previous two to unseasonably cold weather.
          We can usually get away with starting sweetcorn in first half of April. Not this year.
          I haven't even got around to sowing mine yet as it's been so cold in Northumberland TBH I thought I'd left it too late (variety is Swift) but I think I'll get them done tomorrow and start them off in my warm living room.
          If I'm not on the Grapevine I can usually be found here!....https://www.thecomfreypatch.co.uk/

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          • More successional sowing of Carrots, 2 lots showing through, not sure why I do them in succession as they usually catch each other up.
            If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
            Gardening in the NE of Scotland

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            • Sow butternut Waltham that have chitted.
              Location ... Nottingham

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              • Sowed French parsley, and filled gaps where the slugs had decimated the peas/mangetout.
                Location: London

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                • Sowed more salads
                  Northern England.

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                  • Potted up some sprouted black turtle beans.
                    Potted up two sprouted cucumber seeds, as both of my previous seedlings have succumbed to fungus gnat larvae. I really need to work out some way of protecting them. I might try plant the seeds in pots of soil, rather than compost, in future. It's decomposing organic matter (i.e. the compost itself) which they primarily eat, the plants just end up being collateral damage, so they may not lay eggs on soil in the first place.

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                    • Thinking about sowing more Squash as germination has been dire this year. Bit late though so not sure if it's worth it...
                      Nestled somewhere in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Good soil, strong winds!
                      Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

                      Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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                      • Originally posted by peanut View Post
                        Thinking about sowing more Squash as germination has been dire this year. Bit late though so not sure if it's worth it...
                        As long as your first frosts are not before late October then you should still be fine. I'd keep them on heat until they germinate, though, to make sure they come up as quickly as possible.
                        I lost my first lot of squash year before last after planting them out, so I resowed in mid-June, and I still got a crop (albeit smaller than normal). I would recommend a non-butternut type of winter squash, though, as butternuts take longer to mature.

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                        • Originally posted by ameno View Post

                          As long as your first frosts are not before late October then you should still be fine. I'd keep them on heat until they germinate, though, to make sure they come up as quickly as possible.
                          I lost my first lot of squash year before last after planting them out, so I resowed in mid-June, and I still got a crop (albeit smaller than normal). I would recommend a non-butternut type of winter squash, though, as butternuts take longer to mature.
                          Looking at last year I had a cold night of 3c on 9th Oct and 1st frost on 4th Nov, so think I'll give them a go then. Thanks Ameno.
                          Nestled somewhere in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Good soil, strong winds!
                          Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

                          Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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                          • Sowed some round carrots in a container in the greenhouse and a few Golden Acre Primo cabbages, that's the Coleslaw sorted lol.
                            If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
                            Gardening in the NE of Scotland

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                            • Sowed super runner beans 6 modules now and will do 6 at beg of June so they don’t all come at once. Well that’s the plan.

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                              • Potted up a sprouted Red warty thing squash seed.
                                Potted up five rooted sweet potato cuttings.

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