Joanne 9919's forum posts
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I forgot the Alpine Strawberries. I have sown those too. I didn't have much luck with them last year though, they didn't germinate for me at all so I thought I would give it another go this year.
I've also sown some flower seeds as well as edibles so we'll see how they get on.
The Honesty seeds you so kindly sent me last year were sown in the cold greenhouse. After taking your advice I have left them to it all winter. I checked on them on Saturday and they are now coming into growth, they have got an extra couple of leaves than the seed leaves so I'm hoping for great things from them! I want those beautiful silver seed heads!!!!
- Posted: Sun. 22nd February 2009 20:44
I have started my seeds off in a propagator on the lounge windowsill. Once they are up I will prick them out and then they will go onto my son's bedroom windowsill which is south facing and gets lots of light.
I have got one of those mini-7 propogators and it's fab. The seed trays are only a quarter of the size of full seed trays and it's long rather than wide so fits a windowsill perfectly.
I have heard of people bringing their mini greenhouse's indoors before to start off their seeds. The only problem with this is that once they are up they will need good light to prevent them from getting leggy.
What are you sowing?
- Posted: Sun. 22nd February 2009 20:39
Thanks Marissa. That's a fully comprehensive answer.
Should I feed the tree throughout the season or just feed now?
- Posted: Sun. 22nd February 2009 20:25
Just wondering when everyone starts off their seeds?
I have sown some sweet pepper and aubergine seeds already, mainly because these need a long growing season.
I will be sowing the majority of my seeds in March when the weather has warmed up a little.
- Posted: Sun. 22nd February 2009 10:15
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I grow my potatoes in containers, but my containers are larger than flower buckets. I place three tubers in each container.
I would advise one seed potato in each flower bucket.
I have had mine chitting for about three weeks now, and they have already started to sprout. I won't plant them out though until around the end of March.
- Posted: Sun. 22nd February 2009 10:12
I bought a Stella cherry tree last year on dwarf rootstock and planted it in a half-barrel.
When should I feed it and what should I feed it with?
- Posted: Sat. 21st February 2009 20:47
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Do you know that Wilkinson's sell seed potatoes in packs of 5 for the gardener with the smaller plot?
I have started chitting mine now, but have kept some back and put them in the salad drawer in the fridge. If they store there ok I will plant them out later in the year to hopefully have new potatoes with Christmas dinner.
I grow my potatoes in containers, three tubers to each container and earth up as they grow.
- Posted: Sat. 21st February 2009 19:53
There is an article in this months Grow Your Own about Mulberry trees which actually says that they thrive in a large container.
It says that they are slow growing and long-lived, self-fertile and hassle-free, ideal for a beginner gardener.
I don't have experience of them myself, but hope this might help.
- Posted: Sat. 21st February 2009 19:43
I would nip back the side shoots too as it will encourage the plant to grow more bushy and give it an overall better shape.
- Posted: Sat. 21st February 2009 19:37