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    Spinach
    Lettuce
    Broadies
    Cornflowers

    Have all germinated in an unheated greenhouse over the past 3 weeks.

    I was beginning to get worried there!

    The peas have rotted, so I'm tipping the compost out, picking out the manky bits and will resow - particularly as it is actually quite warm in there today.

    Has anyone else got stuff sown since the New Year outdoors that is starting to grow?


  • #2
    Only caulis in the heated prop................nothing else wants to show just yet.
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    • #3
      All I've actually started in the unheated greenhouse, is my exhibition shallots in trays of compost. They have thrown roots and the green shoots are now starting to show. In the sunshine, which there hasn't been much of, the temperature has been up as far as seventy celcius - which is not cold. The heated propogator for seed germination at this time of year is definitely the road to go.
      Last edited by Aberdeenplotter; 04-02-2011, 03:12 PM. Reason: correction of typing errors

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      • #4
        Crimson broad beans are just starting to push there way through. I'm surprised all 2 dozen have survived really because we had another freeze the other night.

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        • #5
          I'm chitting broad beans and peas in a bag of compost this weekend, want to get a fair few started off now....

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          • #6
            I haven't been able to try anything outside yet, especially since the blowaways blew away. I'm kind of glad I resisted the temptation to get some more last week, the felt on the shed roof blew off overnight, so they would definitely have gone the same way! I have got caulis and peas on the windowsills that are about an inch high. Hoping to start some more off this weekend.
            Granny on the Game

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            • #7
              This fierce wind has blown a window out of my greenhouse today! Glad there's nowt in there yet!
              Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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              • #8
                I'm still starting things off inside then moving them , not brave enough yet to try germinating in the gh ........
                S*d the housework I have a lottie to dig
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by binley100 View Post
                  I'm still starting things off inside then moving them , not brave enough yet to try germinating in the gh ........
                  That's the equivalent of using a heated propogator so we're in the same boat

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                  • #10
                    I just have some broad beans on the go so far, four different varieties (a crimson one, sutton, another one called green something and some aquadulce outside. All are showing signs of life.

                    I also have some nasturtiums and weeds growing under lights for the tortoise for next month.

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                    • #11
                      My hardy stuff is in the conservatory which is frost free and that's about it, greenhouse is a might bit chilly at the moment and involves having to go outside to check on stuff which isn't great on dark nights. Mind you the broadies, peas, onions, caulis and cabbages have all now started germinating so they'll be out there soon

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                      • #12
                        I started some broad beans today and they are on the windowsill.
                        I thought I might have been a bit early but it appears from this thread that I am not :-)
                        jbm

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                        • #13
                          I had one of my greenhouse panes blow out last night too.
                          Woke up to find that the wife had rescued it (it's perspex), so I stuck it back together and need to brace it in the middle until I get some new glass on Monday.
                          Never heard of this happening before.
                          Needed to do a quick fix so my Garlic, Onions and leeks didn't get blown away.
                          Last edited by smc999; 05-02-2011, 11:14 AM.

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                          • #14
                            I tend to start stuff inside then put out as soon as it's showing. Got lettuce in modules, leeks and onions. Broadies I pre-chitted a few weeks back and I think one is starting to poke through. Haven't started any brassicas, peas or hardy flowers yet... must get a move on.
                            Last edited by Shadylane; 05-02-2011, 04:28 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Nothing been planted outside in the way of seeds, ground still far to cold. Have some broad beans to go out this week under a large cloche. Autumn garlic and onions outside doing well and more garlic to go out this week (in pots at moment).

                              Ian

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