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adri123

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2014, 18:14 »
Sown 15 cobra french climbing beans.

Watered what needed it and planted out spring onions and lettuce from modules into the raised beds.  Potted up some peppers.


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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2014, 14:31 »
Made a wigwam and planted runner beans round it in raised bed.  Sowed Sweetcorn into the propagator, sowed dwarf french beans into the propagator, sowed cucumbers into propagator. 

Sowed a patch of radish direct into raised beds. Planted out pak choi from modules into raised beds.  Planted coriander from modules into raised beds.

Put first tomatoes into raised beds...they are 15 inch high and worried that they are too early but they do look good.  sungold and shirley varieties.

Things are getting v v busy in the old PT!!!!!!

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2014, 14:38 »
Opened the pt door. 34 deg ! Phew!

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2014, 19:03 »
Built this... what a palava.  Needed to be done though the cukes were pressed against the 6" high frame I cobbled together a week or so ago. Gives me 12" growing height at the back and sits on my heated bench, making it 1 big propagator  :D

Just need to fashion a lid stay now.
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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2014, 19:46 »
Tempted fate by sowing the sweetcorn.. The house is unheated, but not been below 8 degrees the last couple of nights, and they're all tucked up inside lots & lots of bubble wrap... if they fail... then so be it.. I've another 7 packets from the Wyevale end of season sale  :ohmy:
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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2014, 18:25 »
Potted on the chilli peppers, cucamelons , tatsoi and arnold root stock toms. Sowed another mushy tub of radish and the pepino seeds which arrived this morning. Planted a couple dwarf French beans out in the top greenhouse border along with a row of frubund carrots. It's getting petty crowded in the bottom GH now  :ohmy:

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2014, 18:54 »
Weeded the poly today which was registering 90f phew was warm and the door was open

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2014, 19:55 »
After dinner...sat in the PT and glowed with satisfaction at how good it is...

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2014, 21:33 »
Lifted the lid on the propogator this morning to find there had been a spider explosion overnight - little yellow spiders were everywhere  :nowink:

I think this is one of the most boring stages of growing - everything has germinated and I'm just waiting for them to get big enough to pot on. Makes me want to sow more seed  :lol: Nothing to do but give everything a good soaking.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2014, 21:42 »
Had morning cuppa, elevenses, lunch and then coffee this afternoon in there - really cold East wind outside.

Managed to do some potting on as well  and noticed that school garden tomatoes are just showing through  :)
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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2014, 22:22 »
Had morning cuppa, elevenses, lunch and then coffee this afternoon in there

I tried to do that today - couldn't find anywhere to put my coffee mug down, plants everywhere  :nowink:

Had to water everything again - this compost seems to be drying very quickly  :unsure: . Noticed the celtuce has started to germinate and the tatsoi is still on steroids  :ohmy: Need to start clearing things up and out so I can get ready for the putting out the toms.  I should get 14 plants in the bottom GH it's just a question of which varieties.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2014, 22:33 »
Tidied all the staging and got rid of pots and things I haven't used. Hosed down the new stones laid in the 2nd greenhouse to get rid of the lime. Sowed some

Tomatoes
6x Harbinger
6x Hidares
2x Ferline (thought I had more)
6x Red Pear

3x Market more cucumber
12x Little Gem Lettuce
6x Lolla Rossa Lettuce
20x Solo F1 Beetroot
20x Chioggia Beetroot
48x Belstar Calabrese
24x Ormskirk Savoy Cabbage

Just remembered I have some other seeds to sow I forgot about so will do them tomorrow.  :D

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2014, 18:01 »
Picked Radishes, Rocket and Lettuce to go with tonights home made meat balls and pasta.

Toms are now about 15-18 inches tall and in their beds.  Whether I started to early or not they look OK for it.  Wondering if day length issues will affect the crop....


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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2014, 18:22 »
It'll depend on how cold they get at night, still getting near zero some nights here  :(

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2014, 18:53 »
Whether I started to early or not they look OK for it.  Wondering if day length issues will affect the crop....

We've been very lucky with the weather this year, if you'd have tried it last year it would have ended in tears  ;)

Nothing to do really today, but potted on some of the toms for the bottom GH Im keeping the spares in cells hoping the root stock catch up. Watered and fed the strawberry tower. I pruned off every leaf which looked sickly and it seems to have halted whatever it was  :D might actually get some strawbs this year  :ohmy: Picked a few green things and some radish. No sign of the pepino or physalis yet.



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