Newbie! Seed sowing timetable?

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Newbie! Seed sowing timetable?

Postby CatBud » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:23 am

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. Just in the process of buying my first house with my partner and we'll have a garden so my dream of having a veggie patch can come true! :D

Has anyone got any 'got to know' advice, especially a 'when to sow' timetable for all the different varieties out there?

Thanks CatBud :)
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Seeding Time Table

Postby Johnboy » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:42 am

Hi CatBud,
Welcome! May I suggest you send away for Dobies Seeds
Catalogue as on page 9 there is a Vegetable Growing Chart which I am sure you will find exceedingly helpful Phone 0870 112 3623 which is their Customer Service Dept number they are also on line
www.dobies.co.uk
also E-mail gardening @dobies .co.uk
Hope you find this helpful.
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Postby sandersj89 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:55 am

A useful on line resource is The Gardeners Almanac:

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/

You may need to adjust things by a week or so each way depending on your location, things in the south can be a few weeks earlier compared to the north.

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Postby Tigger » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:30 am

Welcome Catbud.

You'll find a useful planting calender in a recent edition of KG. I'll look up which one later for you.
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Postby CatBud » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:06 pm

Thanks everyone, I've sent for a catalogue Johnboy. That link didn't work sandersj89, not sure why.

I can't wait until I move in, just hope I'll be able to get my garden sorted quickly so I can get out in the sunny spells :D

If anyone else has any other advice then it will be greatly appreciated.
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Postby sandersj89 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:59 am

CatBud

Try the link again, it seems there was a problem with the site yesterday.

I have just tried it and it was fine for me.

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Postby Cider Boys » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:06 am

Jerry/Catbud
The link works ok for me.
It is a very good site Jerry.

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Postby David » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:16 am

Hi Catbud and welcome,

Depending on where you are now and how long till you move you might like to start a few things off on a sunny windowsill in a cheap propogator. Dosnt have to be heated or anything the sun will do that, so that you have a head start when you move in.

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Postby Johnboy » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:48 am

Hi Jerry,
Like CatBud I was unable to view yesterday and have just had a very brief look at the site now and I agree that it will be ideal. I shall return and view in greater depth at a later time.
Modern Gardeners are exceedingly fortunate as when I started gardening the country was involved with WW2 and apart for the 'Dig for Victory' campaign a little later there was very little one could find out! Now look at it! Wonderful how could anybody fail?
Thank you Jerry you have done us all a great favour.
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Postby Chantal » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:46 am

Thanks :D Jerry, what a fabulous website.
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Postby Jenny Green » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:50 pm

Just a small word of caution. Conditions that are suitable for sowing vary across the country and from year to year. For example, here in Northants the daffodils are only just out, due to the cold spring. Similarly, the reliably frost free date for planting out tender plants will be three weeks later up north compared to down south. Experienced gardeners in your local area will always be the best source of advice on sowing/planting times.
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Postby CatBud » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:27 am

That site works now, thanks :)
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