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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:39 am    Post subject: Shopping list.  Reply with quote

I've been studying the Kings Seed catalogue on line and I've found it very addictive. As well as ordering a few vegetables to grow, I'll also be getting some sweet peas, they're Karen's favourite flowers but have you seen just how much choice they're offering?  

https://www.kingsseeds.com/Products/Vegetables/Squash

Have you got your seeds all safely ordered in? After a break of many years, I'm thinking of growing mangel worzels again. If Kings didn't have just the one variety available, I don't know where else I'd go to get some.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought two pots of perennial sweet peas last week. One for me and one for my next door neighbour. Her husband (who thinks anything that grows higher than grass needs cutting :sigh:) managed to kill the last one that grew between our gardens, and mine foraged some wild seeds for us, but strangely they didn't come up.
Lovely plants, beautiful scent, hardy too.

Himself also bought me some Suttons highly fragrant special variety ordinary sweet peas last week, so I'll need to see about getting them started. 2.50 for 24 seeds though  
Cheaper than a bunch of flowers though

We don't have room for many veggies. I do grow some, but the garden just isn't ideal for them at all. I'd love a quarter acre out the back gate.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always grow Sweet Peas in with my Runner Beans.

I have all my seeds for this year, just sitting on the fence about starting to sow - normally I'd have had peppers/chillies & tommies on during Feb.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chillis and peppers on the window sills - am just over the hills from you Mo. Also sweet peas and celeriac.

The little greenhouse is now erected and ready for action - had something that is nice for benches and some trays to stand the tomato plants that I have been ordered to grow in.

Yeah well as the family paid for it and put it up I suppose that I'd better grow tomatoes!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have tomatoes and chillies in the greenhouse usually grown from seed saved from the previous year, although last year the toms' were given to us from my dad who had bought seeds.
This year we are going to attempt an avocado as well, from saving the seed/nut from one we have just eaten.  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oohhhhhhhhhh? Avocado, that's not one that I've considered, it'll be interesting to see how you get on with that project?  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We and our daughter have grown avocados from 'seeds and do grow well.
Starting to get wintergarden ready now.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or maybe not re the avocado. I've just looked it up on line, it says some may fruit after 3 or 4 years, some take 15 years, others never.  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HonkHonk wrote:
Or maybe not re the avocado. I've just looked it up on line, it says some may fruit after 3 or 4 years, some take 15 years, others never.


True but fun to try that iswhy ours did them
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've recklessly lashed out and spent a whole tenner with Kings this morning. I've bought three different varieties of sweet peas, a packet of Nicotiana and 300 mangel seeds. Anything else that I need will be coming from a free source.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My seed order arrived yesterday and my propagator is at the ready but if I was a clever gardener, when would I plant my seeds in it? I think I'll leave it a bit longer yet but I'm very tempted.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you're late if the chillis and peppers aren't already in and sweet peas - well just about time.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it don't dry up soon , i'm looking for water lily's and rice.!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If it don't dry up soon , i'm looking for water lily's and rice.!!



Me too.

I've been giving serious thought to an edible pond. I already have the reedmace and the watercress, but I'm eyeing up water chestnuts, wild rice, etc.,

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christine wrote:
Chillis and peppers on the window sills - am just over the hills from you Mo. Also sweet peas and celeriac.

The little greenhouse is now erected and ready for action - had something that is nice for benches and some trays to stand the tomato plants that I have been ordered to grow in.

Yeah well as the family paid for it and put it up I suppose that I'd better grow tomatoes!


Got my chillis and peppers in, also sweet peas.
Yesterday was glroius and it was tempting to sow more but I'm wary. Haven't seen any Blackthorn in bloom yet, so there's still a cold snap to come and the forecast for Easter is dire.

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