Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:13 am

I think it may well be time to get the early spuds in and cover them with a fleece tunnel.
I'm determined that this year, I just start lifting them "on schedule" as it were. Too often the undergardener and I have found ourselves with too many new potatoes (but probably not quite "new" enough), when we are ready to lift the main crop.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:34 am

Blooming heck Peter.....and there's me grumbling about a few plants not arriving... :) and no, they are still not here yet... :)
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:22 am

Plants finally arrived yesterday lunchtime, just before my Hostipal appointment, so left them yesterday and getting stuck into them today.... :) very pleased with the size and the health of them.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:40 am

Are those bedding plug plants? I got mine a couple of weeks ago from Bellshill Garden Centre on eBay (aka David Clyde) and am well pleased with them. They are growing more slowly than I would like, but I think that is down to the poor light, I had hoped to double up the surfinias and bidens by taking cuttings. By the the way if you have leggy bidens from plugs or seeds just pinch them out and put them in some compost they root very easily.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:52 pm

Evening Geoff, they are bedding and perrenial plugs....I buy them in trays of mostly 84, the only problem with that is, they only come in one colour/variety, so have to plan what customers want what colour each year....They are some excellent plants though.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:59 pm

Robo, sometimes it's the routine jobs that keep us going at difficult times and just having something to focus on,
Even if you don't much feel like doing them. Trying to keep some sort of activity going helps to make life feel a little like normal, even when it isn't. Our thoughts are with you both.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby jeff64 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:33 pm

tried something different this year, put some first early spuds in tubs and put them in the polytunnel about 3 weeks ago they are all about an inch and a half high so well chuffed,also radish spring onions sorrel and 2 different lettuce doing very well.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:54 am

Regarding Brexit thread.

This is a gardening forum, politics and especially Brexit are best discussed elsewhere.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:26 am

peter wrote:Regarding Brexit thread.

This is a gardening forum, politics and especially Brexit are best discussed elsewhere.


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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Colin2016 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:11 am

Got a green house full of seedlings, a plot ready for planting and I'm itching to get out there.

Then I consult the plan & see weather forecast of frost next week telling me it too early, have patience.

Guess it into the green house for more seed planting, potting on & hope I can find a place for them all.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby alan refail » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:27 am

Frosty start this morning, but clear blue sky now and the same forecast for the days to come well into April. I think spring has arrived here now.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:34 am

Still some chilly nights forecast here but I am going to plant all my potatoes today or tomorrow.

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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:11 am

I'm still potting up plants in the greenhouse.....really warm in there already! :)
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:25 pm

No cold nights forecast for us ,I planted 6 greyhound cabbages out on Thursday every one has been destroyed by wood pigeons
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:32 pm

We have a lot of wood pidgeons here too, Robo.....we have to cover virtually everything, a real nusiance!!!
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