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by penny
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Gherkins again
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Gherkins again

Hi
I grew it at home with basal heat and a light. Now it is in an unheated greenhouse with fleece at night.
It's about 2 ft tall.
Regards
Penny
by penny
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Gherkins again
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Gherkins again

Many thanks for your suggestion. First one just appearing so will give it a go.
Regards
Penny
by penny
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Gherkins again
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Gherkins again

Hi, I have read the 2008 posts about pickling gherkins but my problem is with only one plant I only get a few the right size at any one time. I would really like to have a way of pickling a decent jar. I wondered about freezing until I had enough but all that water doesn't feel as though that would ...
by penny
Tue May 12, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Parsnips germinating again
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Parsnips germinating again

Many thanks for all tips - ignoring the gloating!
Penny
by penny
Tue May 05, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Parsnips germinating again
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Parsnips germinating again

yes, all new seed..

Penny
by penny
Tue May 05, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Parsnips germinating again
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Parsnips germinating again

Help only 3 parsnips!
Last year worked so well with a pink napkin in airing cupboard. This year new tank and no heat so tried propagator with seeds in damp napkin in a plastic bag. Only 3 germinated.
Where am I going wrong?

Carrots and spring onions also not up yet.

Any ideas?
Penny
by penny
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Anyone growing anything unusual this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 4039

potato from seeds

not really sure what we are doing but they are up in some jiffy 7s so we'll see.
any thoughts glad of them
regards
Penny
by penny
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Seeds online from Alan Romans Seeds.
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

also MoreVeg

:D I love MoreVeg - most seeds 50p and just a few so no guilt at getting new next time great service too. http://www.moreveg.co.uk/
Regards
Penny
by penny
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 11966

Re: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!

Kittens in proagator!

Read somewhere that I should take lid off propagator once seedlings were up. So took lid off mine. Came home to find kitties asleep in the half that was empty - only 2 seddlings survived. Wish I had had time to take a picture though. Kittens are flourishing!!!

Penny :lol:
by penny
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bean Trenches
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Bean Trenches

mmm I was going to put mine in ground that I put mushroom compost on in the autumn...willl that be ok. regards Penny
by penny
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 11966

Re: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!

Kittens are very cute so all forgiven. One more has germinated so I guess 2 plants will do. Today I planted a rosa rugosa hedge on a bank so not too damp, some more broad beans and fingers crossed some swift pots in potato growing sacks in greenhouse mushroom compoast on bottom and rgeularr on top. ...
by penny
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 11966

Re: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!

My Aubergine Seedlings

Feeling smug took my 5 aubergine seedlings out of propagator and put them on the radiator for a bit more light in the day.
Kitten knocked them off and broke all but one.
:x
Thinking of putting kitten in propagator but fear it would love it!
Penny
by penny
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 11966

Re: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!

ps on getting things out of gutters i so it in sections separating with trowel - seems to work for me. Penny
by penny
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 11966

Re: Who has succumbed to putting first seeds in!!!

I have planted my 10 aubergine seeds form MoreVeg in 5 jiffy 7s in my new propagator. 3 are up, soo exciting.
Still wondering what to do with potato seeds?
Penny
by penny
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: potato seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

potato seeds

Happy New year to all :D So happy not just to have counch grass and mud as we had at this time last year but to be starting my second year knowing not by any means much but soooo much more. Last year we grew charlotte and pink for apples, my old man is convinced that in the seeds must be the best ev...

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