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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:07 pm 
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In response to today's shameful deterioration of the on bored banter i said "fudge this" and went out to sow some veggies.

Today I planted:

Broccoli (my first time planting it. I don't know anything about growing it).
Asparagus (also a first, and I wont be able to harvest it for two years all going well).
Carrots (two varieties).
Onions (just a single line between the carrots to keep the flies away).
Sweetcorn (went ok last year but hoping for an improvement this time).

It's nice work if you can get it.


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Got a little vegetable patch going for the last month.
Beans. Carrots. Pumpkin. Tomatoes. Onions. Radish. Watermelon. Lettuce. Sage. Parsley. Chillies. Peppers. Squash.

Bean plants have flowered. Tomatoe has buds. Think its too late for the Watermelon.


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Planted one lot of potatoes last week, another lot plus radishes and spring onions will go in this week (only have a small space :( )

One chilli plant overwintered plus a new seedling coming up. Sowing tomatoes before the month's end then carrots and florence fennel later in the spring.


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Ewinkum wrote:
In response to today's shameful deterioration of the on bored banter i said "fudge this" and went out to sow some veggies.

Today I planted:

Broccoli (my first time planting it. I don't know anything about growing it).
Asparagus (also a first, and I wont be able to harvest it for two years all going well).
Carrots (two varieties).
Onions (just a single line between the carrots to keep the flies away).
Sweetcorn (went ok last year but hoping for an improvement this time).

It's nice work if you can get it.


You just got to rake this shit up! plum.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:28 pm 
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You're well ahead Sards. I wish I'd started a month ago given the weather we've had, but hindsight is great and it might not have worked out.

The fennel is great stuff Tabascoboy. I had some last year, but like you I only have a small space, and asparagus got the nod this year.


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I planted rhubarb seeds last year and do you know what's just started sprouting in the garden? It's only motherfucking rhubarb!


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You're well ahead Sards. I wish I'd started a month ago given the weather we've had, but hindsight is great and it might not have worked out.

The fennel is great stuff Tabascoboy. I had some last year, but like you I only have a small space, and asparagus got the nod this year.

I hope the asparagus turns out well for you, not much veg better than fresh spears with butter :thumbup:


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You're well ahead Sards. I wish I'd started a month ago given the weather we've had, but hindsight is great and it might not have worked out.

The fennel is great stuff Tabascoboy. I had some last year, but like you I only have a small space, and asparagus got the nod this year.

I hope the asparagus turns out well for you, not much veg better than fresh spears with butter :thumbup:


It's unbeatable. Long wait though. Nothing this year, One spear per plant next year, then a gluttonous asparagus orgy every year thereafter.


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Ewinkum wrote:
In response to today's shameful deterioration of the on bored banter i said "fudge this" and went out to sow some veggies.

Today I planted:

Broccoli (my first time planting it. I don't know anything about growing it).
Asparagus (also a first, and I wont be able to harvest it for two years all going well).
Carrots (two varieties).
Onions (just a single line between the carrots to keep the flies away).
Sweetcorn (went ok last year but hoping for an improvement this time).

It's nice work if you can get it.

The leeks are conspicuous by their absence.


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got some bonsai seeds as a gift, planted them following the instructions but no sign of a tree. i don't know what i'm doing. i've some seeds left. anyone got a way of making this work?


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alliswell wrote:
got some bonsai seeds as a gift, planted them following the instructions but no sign of a tree. i don't know what i'm doing. i've some seeds left. anyone got a way of making this work?

Some tree seeds need a process of stratification, basically a period of below freezing temps to allow them to germinate. Probably a bit late now, but you could try sticking them in the freezer for a month.


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Gavin Duffy wrote:
The leeks are conspicuous by their absence.


Great vegetables the leeks.


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I don't know where to start. So I shall not.


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I planted a Galtee cheese slice this weekend. I’m just hoping it’s a little more successful than the sausage seeds I planted this time last year.


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Red Chopper wrote:
alliswell wrote:
got some bonsai seeds as a gift, planted them following the instructions but no sign of a tree. i don't know what i'm doing. i've some seeds left. anyone got a way of making this work?

Some tree seeds need a process of stratification, basically a period of below freezing temps to allow them to germinate. Probably a bit late now, but you could try sticking them in the freezer for a month.

there was a sticking it in the fridge period (couple of weeks). should i bang it in the freezer now? cheers btw. unless this is some elaborate piss take to get an idiot to put a plant pot in a freezer.


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alliswell wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
alliswell wrote:
got some bonsai seeds as a gift, planted them following the instructions but no sign of a tree. i don't know what i'm doing. i've some seeds left. anyone got a way of making this work?

Some tree seeds need a process of stratification, basically a period of below freezing temps to allow them to germinate. Probably a bit late now, but you could try sticking them in the freezer for a month.

there was a sticking it in the fridge period (couple of weeks). should i bang it in the freezer now? cheers btw. unless this is some elaborate piss take to get an idiot to put a plant pot in a freezer.[/quote]

:lol: Perish the thought, I wouldn't be that cruel. Couple of weeks in the fridge wouldn't really be long enough TBH, a couple of months is more usual, and in the freezer rather than the fridge.
BTW, you only need to freeze the seeds before you plant them - it's not essential to put the seed tray/pot in the freezer. :lol:


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alliswell wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
alliswell wrote:
got some bonsai seeds as a gift, planted them following the instructions but no sign of a tree. i don't know what i'm doing. i've some seeds left. anyone got a way of making this work?

Some tree seeds need a process of stratification, basically a period of below freezing temps to allow them to germinate. Probably a bit late now, but you could try sticking them in the freezer for a month.

there was a sticking it in the fridge period (couple of weeks). should i bang it in the freezer now? cheers btw. unless this is some elaborate piss take to get an idiot to put a plant pot in a freezer.


I thought you were taking the piss, and now I'm not sure. :uhoh:


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Red Chopper wrote:
alliswell wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
alliswell wrote:
got some bonsai seeds as a gift, planted them following the instructions but no sign of a tree. i don't know what i'm doing. i've some seeds left. anyone got a way of making this work?

Some tree seeds need a process of stratification, basically a period of below freezing temps to allow them to germinate. Probably a bit late now, but you could try sticking them in the freezer for a month.

there was a sticking it in the fridge period (couple of weeks). should i bang it in the freezer now? cheers btw. unless this is some elaborate piss take to get an idiot to put a plant pot in a freezer.[/quote]

:lol: Perish the thought, I wouldn't be that cruel. Couple of weeks in the fridge wouldn't really be long enough TBH, a couple of months is more usual, and in the freezer rather than the fridge.
BTW, you only need to freeze the seeds before you plant them - it's not essential to put the seed tray/pot in the freezer. :lol:

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I'll get in on this.

My vege garden currently contains:

Chives
Thyme
Parsley (Italian)
Rosemary
Oregano
Sage
Basil (Sweet)
Lettuce (Fancy)
Weeds (many and varied)
Grasshoppers (these fuckers)

So more of a herb garden, really. I've been neglecting it.

What I really want is some sort of website/calendar/app that tells me when it's a good time to plant seeds/seedlings based on my climate. You know, because I'm a lazy plum.

Any recommendations?


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Oh, that gardening.


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18ChinsOfChinatown wrote:
I planted a Galtee cheese slice this weekend. I’m just hoping it’s a little more successful than the sausage seeds I planted this time last year.


Are you watering it with a Barium solution? Because if you're not, you're going to be disappointed.


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Dagless wrote:
I'll get in on this.

My vege garden currently contains:

Chives
Thyme
Parsley (Italian)
Rosemary
Oregano
Sage
Basil (Sweet)
Lettuce (Fancy)
Weeds (many and varied)
Grasshoppers (these fuckers)

So more of a herb garden, really. I've been neglecting it.

What I really want is some sort of website/calendar/app that tells me when it's a good time to plant seeds/seedlings based on my climate. You know, because I'm a lazy plum.

Any recommendations?


Those f**king plum! They are devouring my lemonade tree. I don't know how to stop them other than physically squishing them. I've even got my son into the act. I taught him to put the caterpillars on an ants nest and let the ants slowly eat the caterpillar alive. My missus thinks I am breeding a serial killer. I told her to shut up she's not the boss of me don't you tell me what to do bitch or I'll cut your pretty face.


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My first stab at this veggies/greens gardening thing, kind of inherited it in the new place I moved to, also I added a bit.

Broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, beetroot, spinach, 'purple' basil, spring onions, carrots, potatoes, baby marrow, butter-nut, some other pumpkin thing and sweet-potatoes.

The mice are enjoying themselves though, so I do not know how much I will get from it.


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Thomas wrote:
Those f**king plum! They are devouring my lemonade tree. I don't know how to stop them other than physically squishing them. I've even got my son into the act. I taught him to put the caterpillars on an ants nest and let the ants slowly eat the caterpillar alive. My missus thinks I am breeding a serial killer. I told her to shut up she's not the boss of me don't you tell me what to do bitch or I'll cut your pretty face.

Yeah, grabbing and squishing seems to be the done thing for the grasshoppers. First thing in the morning they're supposed to be easier to catch.

I see where you're going with the caterpillars, but I despise ants even more. So I'd recommend gently catching and gutting the 'pillars, filling them with Ant Rid (or similar), sewing them back up with cotton and then depositing them on the nest.

It's like wot they done wiv the pheasants in 'Danny the Champion of the World', innit?


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Those f**king plum! They are devouring my lemonade tree. I don't know how to stop them other than physically squishing them. I've even got my son into the act. I taught him to put the caterpillars on an ants nest and let the ants slowly eat the caterpillar alive. My missus thinks I am breeding a serial killer. I told her to shut up she's not the boss of me don't you tell me what to do bitch or I'll cut your pretty face.

Yeah, grabbing and squishing seems to be the done thing for the grasshoppers. First thing in the morning they're supposed to be easier to catch.

I see where you're going with the caterpillars, but I despise ants even more. So I'd recommend gently catching and gutting the 'pillars, filling them with Ant Rid (or similar), sewing them back up with cotton and then depositing them on the nest.

It's like wot they done wiv the pheasants in 'Danny the Champion of the World', innit?


I can do this.

We also have these motherfucking huge aphids that spray stinking stuff on you when you disturb them. Pro-tip: hitting them with a stick is disturbing them.


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I got tired of throwing veggies out. Thought it better to just pick/dig up what you need. First attempt. But learnt to plant directly in soil. Transplanting from seedlings is a mare.


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Good to see some are cultivating their own herbs.


We have quite a few growing:mint, basil, curry leaves, rosemary.
All the wifes department..I just mow the lawn.


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Thomas wrote:
18ChinsOfChinatown wrote:
I planted a Galtee cheese slice this weekend. I’m just hoping it’s a little more successful than the sausage seeds I planted this time last year.


Are you watering it with a Barium solution? Because if you're not, you're going to be disappointed.


I was thinking of going down the electroconvulsive therapy route this year.


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I got tired of throwing veggies out. Thought it better to just pick/dig up what you need. First attempt. But learnt to plant directly in soil. Transplanting from seedlings is a mare.


Get a couple of sheep, a few oinkers, some cattle and a few chcikens and you're sorted.


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Ewinkum wrote:
In response to today's shameful deterioration of the on bored banter i said "fudge this" and went out to sow some veggies.

Today I planted:

Broccoli (my first time planting it. I don't know anything about growing it).
Asparagus (also a first, and I wont be able to harvest it for two years all going well).
Carrots (two varieties).
Onions (just a single line between the carrots to keep the flies away).
Sweetcorn (went ok last year but hoping for an improvement this time).

It's nice work if you can get it.



I have forwarded this thread to my gardener, he will respond on my behalf!!


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Waiting for the expected rain to pour and go to start using the bushcutter. A pal will lend me a tiller afterwards. Horse manure and ashes are already at hand.
Then I'll plant an apricot-tree, two blackberries plants for a test, and some raspberries and strawberries.
Planned this year: cuor di toro tomatoes -waiting for the seeds, cherry tomatoes (two kinds), black peppers, eggplants, zucchini (long and round), potatoes (two kinds plus three for tests), three kinds of onions, rucola, "moroccan" salad, pumpkins, three kinds of beans, two kinds of chilies, carrots, corn (forage for the pal's sheep and donkeys), swiss chards.


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I have 6 chilli plants (a mix of Hungarian Wax and Cayenne) here in my 4th floor flat that have wintered over - one has been producing right through the winter and a couple of others have started up again. I repotted and loaded them up with fresh soil and compost last weekend so I am expecting a bumper crop this year.


Openside wrote:
Ewinkum wrote:
In response to today's shameful deterioration of the on bored banter i said "fudge this" and went out to sow some veggies.

Today I planted:

Broccoli (my first time planting it. I don't know anything about growing it).
Asparagus (also a first, and I wont be able to harvest it for two years all going well).
Carrots (two varieties).
Onions (just a single line between the carrots to keep the flies away).
Sweetcorn (went ok last year but hoping for an improvement this time).

It's nice work if you can get it.



I have forwarded this thread to my gardener, he will respond on my behalf!!


Uphill?


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I started my spring lawn treatment a little early this year. We had quite a wet autumn and winter, so the lawn is riddled with moss. Got some lawn sand on a couple of weeks ago, which has burnt up the moss nicely, so gave it a good raking yesterday, and went over it with my new aerator. Wonderful stuff.

Ground is still nice and damp, so I'm getting some grass seed sprinkled on now to thicken out where the moss was.

It's great being middle aged... :)


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Having an allotment / veg plot, it's easy to see why historically man used every method possible to eliminate any perceived threat to his crops. By the time the mice have dug up the peas, pigeons have had the greens, caterpillars the broccoli, carrot fly the, err, carrots and the slugs anything thats left, I sometimes wonder why I bother. That and the fact that I swear that if I rub my eyes the weeds have grown another 3 inches by the time I reopen them. :x
At least if I get failures, I can always go to the shops. Ye Olde Serf didn't have that luxury. Still, it's an old cliche, but when it goes well, you can't beat home-grown veg. :thumbup:


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You guys should add a chicken or two to your little home farms.. Nothing better then eating a home grown chicken. Nom nom nom :nod:


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I have 6 chilli plants (a mix of Hungarian Wax and Cayenne) here in my 4th floor flat that have wintered over - one has been producing right through the winter and a couple of others have started up again. I repotted and loaded them up with fresh soil and compost last weekend so I am expecting a bumper crop this year.


Openside wrote:
Ewinkum wrote:
In response to today's shameful deterioration of the on bored banter i said "fudge this" and went out to sow some veggies.

Today I planted:

Broccoli (my first time planting it. I don't know anything about growing it).
Asparagus (also a first, and I wont be able to harvest it for two years all going well).
Carrots (two varieties).
Onions (just a single line between the carrots to keep the flies away).
Sweetcorn (went ok last year but hoping for an improvement this time).

It's nice work if you can get it.



I have forwarded this thread to my gardener, he will respond on my behalf!!


Uphill?


Would you like it to be??


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Nickdemus wrote:
Sards wrote:
I got tired of throwing veggies out. Thought it better to just pick/dig up what you need. First attempt. But learnt to plant directly in soil. Transplanting from seedlings is a mare.


Get a couple of sheep, a few oinkers, some cattle and a few chcikens and you're sorted.


Sadly, the paperwork involved now takes a lot of the enjoyment out of keeping livestock on a small scale. :(
They haven't enforced regulations on poultry yet, but it's probably only a matter of time.
BTW, I'm assuming that by 'oinkers' you mean pigs and it's not Afrikaans for an onanist. :shock:


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Red Chopper wrote:
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Sards wrote:
I got tired of throwing veggies out. Thought it better to just pick/dig up what you need. First attempt. But learnt to plant directly in soil. Transplanting from seedlings is a mare.


Get a couple of sheep, a few oinkers, some cattle and a few chcikens and you're sorted.


Sadly, the paperwork involved now takes a lot of the enjoyment out of keeping livestock on a small scale. :(
They haven't enforced regulations on poultry yet, but it's probably only a matter of time.
BTW, I'm assuming that by 'oinkers' you mean pigs and it's not Afrikaans for an onanist. :shock:
You do not stay in South Africa, do you?


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I started my spring lawn treatment a little early this year. We had quite a wet autumn and winter, so the lawn is riddled with moss. Got some lawn sand on a couple of weeks ago, which has burnt up the moss nicely, so gave it a good raking yesterday, and went over it with my new aerator. Wonderful stuff.

Ground is still nice and damp, so I'm getting some grass seed sprinkled on now to thicken out where the moss was.

It's great being middle aged... :)

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I am also middle aged and for that reason, lawn maintenance is a no no.

Pulled 80% of the lawn up over December and now my garden is almost maintenance free.

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Nickdemus wrote:
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I got tired of throwing veggies out. Thought it better to just pick/dig up what you need. First attempt. But learnt to plant directly in soil. Transplanting from seedlings is a mare.


Get a couple of sheep, a few oinkers, some cattle and a few chcikens and you're sorted.


Sadly, the paperwork involved now takes a lot of the enjoyment out of keeping livestock on a small scale. :(
They haven't enforced regulations on poultry yet, but it's probably only a matter of time.
BTW, I'm assuming that by 'oinkers' you mean pigs and it's not Afrikaans for an onanist. :shock:
You do not stay in South Africa, do you?


:lol:
Yebo, oinkers are piggies.

My mate bought a "Vienamese Potbellied piglet" a few years back....he was conned. :lol:
Chops grew to be one massive bastard that ate everything in his garden and he had a particular love for pork sausages and bacon.
My mate was living in a residential area and luckily found Chops a home with a female chops on a farm as a pet.


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