Fingers itching?

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Fingers itching?
« on: February 04, 2018, 15:54 »
Gawd help me, I now have 2 lots of onions on the go from separate sowings.  I also have 2 types of early cabbage germinating, sweet peas chitting on damp kitchen paper, plus peppers and aubergines in a propagator.   I am of course blameless and was led astray by you lot - you know who you are  :closedeyes:

Well OK I started the onions from seed thread, but the rest is just not my fault in any way  :nowink:  :lol:  Today itchy fingers were made better by sowing mangetout peas for an early crop in the greenhouse.

OH has noticed the gathering of pots, modules and tin foil reflectors and has started rolling his eyes a bit.  He knows better than to actually say anything   :lol:


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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 08:49 »
I have assuaged the itch somewhat, now that we have the big polytunnel as there are lots of things that will be being planted in the beds in there soon.

So for undercover growing Kent Blue & Indian Golden Mangetout; Hatif d'Anonnay Peas and a successive crop of Hurst Green Shaft Peas; various beetroot to plant in small clumps; Little Gem Lettuce;  direct-sow Cherry Belle Radishes.

For outside, once hardened off in the giant coldframe: Wizard Beans & Red Epicure Broad Beans; Spring Onions LIlia & White Lisbon

From the propagator and now in the heated greenhouse: Sweet peppers, Chillies & Aubergines
and Sweet Peas too

Moving on to early brassicas,  and carrots in the PT to keep my fingers happy

But we do live in a relatively mild area though

PS Sorry, forgot the Globo Onions and early Lincoln Leeks

« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 09:39 by sunshineband »
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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 10:55 »
Fingers can stop itching when it's snowing as it is here  :lol: :nowink: ;)

Us in Northumberland know not to get ahead of ourselves.

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 15:40 »
Some snowdrops in the green arrived today.  My postie always hands over packages labelled live plants with a smile, because he knows he will get a beaming smile back as I jump around with excitement  :lol:

They are potted up in groups in a 50/50 JI/mp compost mix and are in the greenhouse, just because I don't want the pots freezing solid while they are recovering.  I have some in the garden, but want some more clumps to dot around.

That dealt with the itching today.  Amazing how a furtle around mixing up compost will do that  :lol:

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 16:37 »
Amazing how a furtle around mixing up compost will do that  :lol:
Is"furtle" a southern word? To me, a Cumbrian, it sounds somehow unsavoury. Like it means doing something furtively or underhandedly  :blush:

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 17:13 »
Not peculiarly southern
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Wiktionary: furtle. n. (label en chiefly UK) A cursory examination of the contents or details of something. vb. (label en chiefly UK intransitive) To gently delve; to probe or rummage tentatively.

Black country dialect uses firkle in the same way.
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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 18:03 »
quite rite fingers itching couldn't have put it better myself I've  been sowing some onion seed just to say I've started I'm not as forward like some of you are but I'm on the staring grid ready to go when the weather lets me but I think that's a few weeks away yet  :(

I think I've bought enough seeds cant get anymore seeds in the seed tin  :lol:

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 21:46 »
I made a few sowings today to get the new growing season underway

Hispi,,Kalibos and Samantha cabbage
Sweet basil for my window bottom
Broad beans. - not many




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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 08:20 »
Amazing how a furtle around mixing up compost will do that  :lol:
Is"furtle" a southern word? To me, a Cumbrian, it sounds somehow unsavoury. Like it means doing something furtively or underhandedly  :blush:

Blame DD.  He coined it as what we all do as we check under potato plants for those first few tubers.  It fits the bill exactly and has become an adopted word on the forum  :lol:  It just seems to lend itself to other things though, like potting up snowdrop plants and finding you have extra bonus tiddlers with the plants you ordered   :D

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 09:16 »
Blame DD.  He coined it as what we all do as we check under potato plants for those first few tubers.
It sounds more appropriate for a cat-burglar or pick-pocket to use

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 09:24 »
Blame DD.  He coined it as what we all do as we check under potato plants for those first few tubers.
It sounds more appropriate for a cat-burglar or pick-pocket to use

Only in your mind and no one else's, it seems!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2018, 09:40 »
Yes, it has caused many a laugh over the years - one of the first furtle threads here
Come on own up - how many have had a furtle? in Grow Your Own - Page 1 of 6


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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 08:31 »
Amazing how a furtle around mixing up compost will do that  :lol:
Is"furtle" a southern word? To me, a Cumbrian, it sounds somehow unsavoury. Like it means doing something furtively or underhandedly  :blush:

Blame DD.  He coined it as what we all do as we check under potato plants for those first few tubers.  It fits the bill exactly and has become an adopted word on the forum  :lol:  It just seems to lend itself to other things though, like potting up snowdrop plants and finding you have extra bonus tiddlers with the plants you ordered   :D

Here is a link to the English dictionary where the meaning of  furtle is described, so I dont think DD was wholly responsible unless hes older than we all think lol😂
http://dictionary.education/english/dictionary/furtle

Certainly a word Im familiar with from South Yorkshire
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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2018, 12:32 »
Well, I had a good furtle in my Collins 21st Century Dictionary, a huge 1800 page tome and ii's not listed in there

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Re: Fingers itching?
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 13:15 »
Well yesterdays furtle finger occupying activity was a seed sort out and a proper sowing list.  My notebook was full of crossings out and additions, so time to start fresh and get some order restored.

I've even left room for adding little notes where I see something on here and think 'ooh - good idea' .  I know myself too well to think that I'll be sticking rigidly to my list  ;)




 

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