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Thunderbirds are go....
« on: March 10, 2024, 16:48:57 »
Despite a broken arm and a wet weekend I have started the major sowing season...
4 types of sweet pepper, 5 chilli's and 6 different aubergines... oh and a few Jicama yesterday, another 15 varieties of HSL tomatoes... now all safely tucked up in the heated propagator in the spare bedroom...  :wave:

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2024, 17:17:30 »
Best of Luck!

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2024, 20:06:56 »
Wet weekends are for sewing and sowing but how did you get a broken arm??
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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2024, 10:28:47 »
Planned surgery... once this one is healed they are going to do the other one...

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2024, 17:58:26 »
Best of luck with all hat then and I hope you get some good physiotherapy sessions.
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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2024, 09:14:53 »
Still peering hopefully into the heated propagator....
Shouldn't need much, still able to take OH coffee and toast in the mornings, from day one...  :wave:

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2024, 09:15:12 »
Still peering hopefully into the heated propagator....
Shouldn't need much, still able to take OH coffee and toast in the mornings, from day one...  :wave:

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2024, 11:44:20 »
Good luck with the surgery. Hope Physio goes well.  Season starting.  Seeds coming up in the propagator.  soon everywidnowsill will be full of trays.  Your arms should be healed well up for the early summer stint. Hope you get help with the watering if you are porting.  XXX
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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2024, 13:03:23 »
I’ve had great germination of my tomatoes including some new HSL ones, but my chillies and peppers have been pretty slow and patchy after three weeks in my Vitopod propagator with some FTG so far….that’s slower than usual. Might risk a resow or buy a few baby plants if I have to……
If it's not pouring with rain, I'm either in the garden or at the lottie! Probably still there in the rain as well TBH....🥴

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2024, 23:03:43 »
Will you do a few tom spares for the Open Day?
We may have some spare chillis  :wave:

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2024, 21:29:19 »
Saddad - Hope you are feeling more comfortable very soon . 🌿🌿🌿
Trespassers will be composted !

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2024, 13:19:59 »
Will you do a few tom spares for the Open Day?
We may have some spare chillis  :wave:

Yes I’ve done some spare toms, not quite as many as last year though as I’m not going to be around for the 28th May plant sale as it clashes with Bearded Theory so we’re away.
A few more of my peppers have shown themselves but there are still much  slower than usual despite being in a thermostatically controlled propagator…🙄
If it's not pouring with rain, I'm either in the garden or at the lottie! Probably still there in the rain as well TBH....🥴

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2024, 10:13:16 »
Following a good week of germination a weekend of pricking out ahead, unless the weather turns too cold. Only cold greenhouses to bring them on in and it looks dodgy.... probably just running up and down to the greenhouse in the mornings and evenings to stop them getting too leggy!

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2024, 19:18:03 »
Started tomatoes and peppers off two weeks ago in  a Vitopod with LED lights. Tomatoes came through first and peppers now starting to come up. They are always later! Still a couple of weeks at least before I can prick them out.

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2024, 20:01:12 »
Haven't started mine yet as it's been so grey and dark here with interminable grey clouds and rain and cold.

Bit busy this weelend but hope to get some swon on Monday.
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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2024, 12:58:08 »
I've resown some of my Bush tomatoes as they were too leggy when I transplanted them and I'm struggling to find enough room in the cold greenhouse with so much waiting to be hardened off outside.
Just as I was thinking I was ahead of my scheduled sowing list for the first time!
If it's not pouring with rain, I'm either in the garden or at the lottie! Probably still there in the rain as well TBH....🥴

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2024, 10:20:15 »
Al., spent hours pricking out yesterday, so we are off to get some more compost today!  :wave:

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2024, 11:58:07 »
Monday was so horrid here I declined getting soaked going down to the polytunnel.

Home alone today so I brought compost and coir pots etc into the kitchen and have sown 20 varieties of chilli, tomatoes, squashes and a cucumber.  They're all now on a heat mat in a bright window in the annex.   I've watered them with a solutio of aloe vera and baking soda to see if it helps withe germination and subsequent growth.
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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2024, 12:37:33 »
Quote; I've watered them with a solutio of aloe vera and baking soda

That’s a new one on me. I would be interested to hear what you expect to achieve by it ?

The only time. I have been involved with baking soda in the garden was for soil testing.

The other ingredient was Vinegar which I also used for soil testing.

I look forward to learning something new.

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Re: Thunderbirds are go....
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2024, 12:53:30 »
I read a post online in another forum about aloe vera helping seeds germinate and another where baking soda is beneficial in dealing with fungi such as the one that causes damping off.  It's also supposed to make tomatoes sweeter if added to teh soil when planting so I'll be trying that too.

I'll let you know how I get on.
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