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Seeds are In!

Postby Westi » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:31 pm

Now that was one e-mail I was very pleased to see from the lottie committee. Seems earlier delivery this year but not complaining. Just like all previous years I am looking forward to see what varieties I bought, for that matter what I bought!

Every year I make a list of what I have ordered, every year put that list in the catalogue & every year throw that catalogue away as I have ordered what I wanted. No such thing as learning from mistakes at the Westi's. :roll:

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Postby dan3008 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:29 pm

Yay seeds :-) my seeds for the year are currently sat in a tin on a shelf at my perants... Collecting them tomorrow
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Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:59 am

Back in 2014 I set up a buying group for the allotment holders on our site, the groups seed order arrived before Christmas. Their seed potatoes orders have just arrived and I have distributed them.
One lot of red onion set and a sweetcorn plant collection only items now outstanding.

Have yet to purchase our seed potatoes, will visit our usual nursery. Also thinking of going to a potato day later in month down at Whitchurch in Hampshire
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:27 am

So much hope in a little packet, i still get a tingle of excitement with every packet of seed i open.
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Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:13 am

oldherbaceous wrote:So much hope in a little packet, i still get a tingle of excitement with every packet of seed i open.



Oh how true, I used to get the same hope and tingle as a teenager with a different type of packet. but the contents held so much hope :lol:

we said morning earlier OH, so must be afternoon now
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:03 am

You little devil Pasnip :D
Back to gardening - I'm going to get some more onion setts from the Pound shop as the two packets I got last year, one red and one white were excellent. A year's supply of onions for £2.
I'll have to check what seeds I've bought too as I think I ordered something a bit different from Real seeds and the Heritagle Seed library.
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:38 am

Sounds like a bargain PP. will have to take a look and see what our local 99p / £ shops have

Not planning on planting any spring sets of onions. Will get some shallots though.

Fingers crossed that the onion seed I have already sown will serve our purpose
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby Pawty » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:05 pm

Pa Snip wrote: Also thinking of going to a potato day later in month down at Whitchurch in Hampshire


Do you have any more info on the potato day in Whitchurch? I live in Hampshire so would be good to go along.

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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:03 pm

Pawtry

I have been told about it by friends who go each year.
its on the 30th and 31st January, 10am > 3pm
Testbourne Community Centre, Micheldever Road, Whitchurch RG28 7JF (event signposted from A34)
Adult entry £2. Children free

Organisers claim there were 114 varieties available last year, loose tubers available or 2.5kg nets

Also might be a seed swap stall

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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby Ricard with an H » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:12 pm

dan3008 wrote:Yay seeds :-) my seeds for the year are currently sat in a tin on a shelf at my perants...


Oi, young Dan.

On the basis Iv'e been corrected on my vocabulary use.

Erm......... I'm doing it all the time and I blame predictive text that really is out of control because sometimes I forget it's there.
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby dan3008 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:41 pm

Ricard with an H wrote:
dan3008 wrote:Yay seeds :-) my seeds for the year are currently sat in a tin on a shelf at my perants...(that should read parents' house)


Oi, young Dan.

On the basis Iv'e been corrected on my vocabulary use.

Erm......... I'm doing it all the time and I blame predictive text that really is out of control because sometimes I forget it's there.


--edit--
I've just noticed the error you were pointing out... I'll blame my dyslexia and leave it at that.
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i'm only 24 ;) some days I feel like the baby on the forum lol.

Although I feel about 60 at the moment with a toddler running me ragged... and a back back, a knee injury from 5 years ago that wont heal (my doc says it'll need replacing by the time i'm 35... Way to make me feel good :/) and a right elbow that simply wont straighten past 3/4 extended... Still, not one to complain, I've got a good lot in life at the moment, stay at home dad, with a wonderful kid, and a garden that is so massive I only grow stuff in 1/2 of it, and its still bigger than my old 1/2 size allotment

Although, back on the topic of seeds. I still get the same buzz with a new packet of seeds now, that I did the first time I ever grew anything, when I was 5 and my Grandma gave me a packet of carrot seeds... Now every time I grow carrots I still feel connected to her. :)
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby Pawty » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:48 am

Talking of seeds, if you're after a bargain park promotions have a sale. Basically, just the foils, but if you don't mind that, you can get seeds at 5p a pack! I've ordered from them before and I think delivery was cheap. Worth signing up to the emails as they have these sales every few months.

http://www.park-promotions.co.uk/acatalog/csgdng.html
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby Westi » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:54 pm

Not bad value & pretty good selection. Thanks Pawty!

I'm so glad my seeds came as had duplicated some of them with the lists for other suppliers that I will buy with my birthday money next month, wouldn't have been a total disaster but a waste of money, which is precious at the moment with the number of things going wrong with the house since Xmas requiring plumbers & electricians. Grrrr!

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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby Monika » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:52 pm

I was passing our small local garden centre this morning and found that the new seed potatoes were in stock, loose in sacks rather than packs, so one can choose however many one wants of one variety. They are then weighed (all varieties are the same price) and one pays accordingly. With the greatly reduced space on our now half allotment, I am only growing potatoes in pots and sacks at home, so this method is ideal.
They are now chitting in the greenhouse.
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Re: Seeds are In!

Postby robo » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:12 pm

One of our local garden centres are selling patatoes by the bag full, £2-98 per bag they have around 12 varieties to choose from I managed to get 64 all a decent size in 3 bags a lot better than last year when I bought them on line from one of the famous seed company's some of them where less than an inch in diameter
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