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terrier

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PSB
« on: July 17, 2017, 17:27:11 »
Is it too late to sow PSB seeds now. I put out all my young plants and they have been blitzed, nothing was left apart from the stalks about one inch above the ground :(  Probably wishful thinking mid July but just wondered if anyone had tried.

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Re: PSB
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 17:37:34 »
if you have spare seeds then give it a go you havent got much to loose and maybe buy 6 plants for backup from the garden centre  id give it a go
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Re: PSB
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 17:38:09 »
I have done PSB sown this late before and they don't really get very big before the winter ... they do then grow a bit in the spring but the yield is not what you'd expect from purple sprouting and it comes quite late.

A good site to get PSB and other winter greens plants from at this time of year is Robinsons (www.mammothonion.co.uk) ... they do 5 plants for 7.50 and I was very successful with them the one year my own sowings failed.

terrier

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Re: PSB
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 17:42:47 »
I've put the seeds in a deep tray of compost out in the sunshine, I'm hoping for an extended Summer, maybe until mid November  :sunny:

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Re: PSB
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 17:44:36 »
I've put the seeds in a deep tray of compost out in the sunshine, I'm hoping for an extended Summer, maybe until mid November  :sunny:
thats the ticket positive thinking lol
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: PSB
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 19:07:17 »
Only a couple of weeks late in some respects so I am sure they should be okay ...let us know how they get on.
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Re: PSB
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 00:46:00 »

A good site to get PSB and other winter greens plants from at this time of year is Robinsons (www.mammothonion.co.uk) ... they do 5 plants for 7.50 and I was very successful with them the one year my own sowings failed.

I thought you had made a mistake with the price you typed for 5 PSB plants, Squeezyjohn, but I was amazed when I went into your link and saw that they were indeed 7.50 for 5.  I always thought they were expensive in our local garden centre where they sell 8 for 2.99. 

I would certainly think it worth sowing some seeds now than paying an arm and a leg for them. 

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Re: PSB
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 16:30:59 »
   my local HOMEBASE had 10 PSB plants last week for 1.97 as well as a range of other veg . 

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Re: PSB
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