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plotstoeat

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WHAT HAVE YOU SEWN TODAY?
« on: February 21, 2020, 15:32:35 »
Okay it's time to get ahead of the game. I have sewn tomatoes, sugar snap peas, lolla rosso, and sunflowers in my cold greenhouse. More in hope than expectation but if they dont germinate there's time to try again but , if they do, well .........

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WHAT HAVE YOU SEWN TODAY?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 18:15:41 »
Well I have tomatoes various lettuce and geraniums on the go at home all the lettuce have germinated and a couple of the tomatoes also the geraniums so as you say if the toms dont all germinate there is still time to sow more I still have to sow cucumbers, peppers and runner beans but running out of room with potatoes chitting also loads of onions planted in trays so roll on spring
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2020, 19:13:03 »
Today, lettuce, 3 varieties. The previously sown batches germinated quickly but are sitting looking a 'little perplexed', due to the generally grey overcast days . i do have a UV light which is intended to add 4 hours to each day, set at 70 lumens. It has been coming on and off throughout recent days as each band of showers arrive!
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Re: WHAT HAVE YOU SEWN TODAY?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 11:08:41 »
I am still waiting to sow anything other than chilies\peppers.
I have some lettuce I overwintered for an early crop and then i buy those little trays of cut and come again from sainsburies - normally get more plants than I need for an early crop.  I'll give it another 2-3 weeks.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 11:41:25 »
Crap weather today and tomorrow and it's sewing club day so Swiss embroidery to finish for me and then carry on with Sashiko.

Hoping the weather will be kinder on Wednesday so I can sow some leafy veg and salads and herbs.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 13:20:22 »
Nothing at all - haven't even had a look in my seed box yet. This constant wet and windy weather has robbed me of my mojo this  year :hmh: .

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 11:20:14 »
Crap weather today and tomorrow and it's sewing club day so Swiss embroidery to finish for me and then carry on with Sashiko.

Hoping the weather will be kinder on Wednesday so I can sow some leafy veg and salads and herbs.
Your post made me realise I had used "sewn" not sown. I knew it looked wrong. Embarassing as I used to be vg at spelling. Blame it on ageing brain!

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 12:43:09 »
Happens to the best of us - senior moments.

Our weather has changed to "crap" for the foreseeable once this brief sunny spell is over.  Good job I have indoor hobbies too!

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 15:02:59 »
Happens to the best of us - senior moments.

Our weather has changed to "crap" for the foreseeable once this brief sunny spell is over.  Good job I have indoor hobbies too!


Always good to have options for days when weather or energy are limiting factors. Painting and drawing is my usual one but today it was painting the inside wall of the garage. Not much fun!

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2020, 15:47:46 »
Good luck with that.  Sewing, patchwork, embroidery, mosaic, picture framing (new) for me plus the usual DIY and decorating that needs doing.
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2020, 18:13:56 »
We have built a propagator so I have started sowing lots of salad leaves, brassicas and tomatoes, peas.

Last year's tomatoes were put into a cup to ferment the seeds.  But nothing then happened they got totally ignored.
Feeling guilty I fished them out of the smelly pots and chucked them on some homemade compost.

I think everyone germinated!
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 19:31:22 »
We have built a propagator so I have started sowing lots of salad leaves, brassicas and tomatoes, peas.

Last year's tomatoes were put into a cup to ferment the seeds.  But nothing then happened they got totally ignored.
Feeling guilty I fished them out of the smelly pots and chucked them on some homemade compost.

I think everyone germinated!

It's great when that happens. I did a similar thing two years ago and got over 60 seedlings!