Seed sowing question.

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Kleftiwallah

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Seed sowing question.
« on: November 23, 2019, 11:24 »
Are there any vegetable seeds that must/shall be planted in the ground where they are to grow, as
opposed to sowing in pots?

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 13:13 »
Id say parsnips & carrots, I know you can do parsnips in toilet rolls etc & carrots are sold in garden centres in modules but I find them much easier in the ground 😊
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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 14:39 »
Aside from those mentioned by snowdrops, other seeds I sow direct are also roots: radish and root parsley (+ salsify although I'm not a fan so have only grown once).

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2019, 23:16 »
I always sow my SEED potatoes direct in the ground  ;)  :lol:
As mentioned mainly roots although I always sow some beans direct just in case mr slug or mrs snail decide to munch a transplant.
Peas of course, soaked over night then sown direct.
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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 18:15 »
I always sow my SEED potatoes direct in the ground  ;)  :lol:
As mentioned mainly roots although I always sow some beans direct just in case mr slug or mrs snail decide to munch a transplant.
Peas of course, soaked over night then sown direct.
Think thats about it.


Peas are a great candidate for sowing into  modules and planting out when the weather and ground are right... the "guru" Dowding grows his this very way!

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 18:31 »
Peas are a great candidate for sowing into  modules and planting out when the weather and ground are right... the "guru" Dowding grows his this very way!

Unless you want to grow a decent quantity, of course!
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: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 22:08 »
Peas are a great candidate for sowing into  modules and planting out when the weather and ground are right... the "guru" Dowding grows his this very way!

Unless you want to grow a decent quantity, of course!
He grows plenty in fact he sells them! I was amazed that he also grows the purely for the shoots which he flogs to high end resto's have yo watched any of his youtube vids ? They are quite informative. I am not saying he is the originator of this type of culture but his vids really explain well  exactly how it works.

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 22:19 »
Peas are a great candidate for sowing into  modules and planting out when the weather and ground are right... the "guru" Dowding grows his this very way!

Unless you want to grow a decent quantity, of course!
He grows plenty in fact he sells them! I was amazed that he also grows the purely for the shoots which he flogs to high end resto's have yo watched any of his youtube vids ? They are quite informative. I am not saying he is the originator of this type of culture but his vids really explain well  exactly how it works.
Have you seen how many DD grows?  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 14:01 »
more or less all our seeds are bench raised because we found it easier to plant out in our raised beds although there is a bit more work involved potting and transporting to the allotments

but from your comments I'm considering sowing my peas directly in the ground rather than in pots the reason for sowings in pots was mince but I have to admit we have a bit of hit and miss with pot raised

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2019, 19:31 »

Have you seen how many DD grows?  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Trust me, forget the modules!

A small sample from the past.......
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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 10:59 »
DD grows more peas than Sainsbury's sells in a year!

His method is to stand at one end of his plot, grab a handful of seed, and chuck it as far as he can! You can see the result from his pic above, as somehow, they always arrive in the rows, numbered 1 - 3,000!

The main problem with planting peas in modules, is that you never get good plants competing for height, as they're always too far apart.

I do despair though, when I see parsnip seedlings in GCs. It's just not right.

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2019, 14:01 »
I agree peas are best sown in a wide row if you want a decent amount.  I use modules all the time to start stuff off, but not for peas. 

Parsnips are not a veg I grow at all as it is one of the few I don't like, but you are right Mr G, modules of them are a waste of time.  When I worked in a GC, I used to dodge them when ordering, likewise the carrots and a few other things.  Then the plant buyer from head office would come in, tell me off and order them for me  ::)

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2019, 20:26 »
 Granted he is not in competition with Mr DD but he does what he does well !
Grow peas for pods: small, large or mangetout, from plants of varied size, with supports - YouTube

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Re: Seed sowing question.
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2019, 11:54 »
A younger Growster with a 'squonky' parsnip...
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