I think my growing plan is wrong?

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I think my growing plan is wrong?
« on: April 30, 2012, 15:09 »
I have the following growing a the moment:

Runner Beans
Various Leaves
Various Herbs

However as I was doing my Tesco shop at the weekend I realised that what I was planting  wasn't really matching what I was buying:

Spring Greens
Broc (sometimes - normally too expensive)

Is it too late to start off the second list of things?  Even just some Calabrese?  Will it involve much capital out lay - Do they need to be grown under netting.  Can they be started off in trays/pots in cold frame?

I keep reading so much a the moment I'm getting totaly confused!  Don't want to take on too much either....  My boyfriend has just pipped up to ask if we've some radishes growing as he likes them (but not I don't!), he also wants a chilli plant - where I'm going to buy one from I don't know yet?

Thanks for listenening

H :)



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Re: I think my growing plan is wrong?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 15:50 »

Bit late for spring greens, tis already spring.  They are normally planted in the late summer autumn.   But the rest, why not give it a go.    There isn't a big nasty man  person going to berate you for trying, that's what so good about gardening.   

GIVE IT A GO.        :D        Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: I think my growing plan is wrong?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 16:09 »
I grow spring greens all year, sowing them in batches every 4 weeks or so.

As Kleftiwallah says, give it a go  :)
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Re: I think my growing plan is wrong?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 17:51 »
your second list of things can all be brought as seeds and started now ready for next year, they will need netting from the cabbage white butterfly and also pigeons, I am still harvesting my purple sprouting broccoli that I planted late summer last year (its usually ready for harvest around march/April onwards and I am getting tons of of just 2 plants as every one says give it a go.
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Re: I think my growing plan is wrong?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 20:16 »
Get a chilli pepper and sow the seeds if you can't buy a plant.

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