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(06-12-2018, 10:07 PM)Pure Rock Fury Wrote: BLAM!  Round one done. [Image: 3ogCr83.jpg]

Looks yummy! What all is in there? 1dunno1
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(06-12-2018, 02:44 PM)Guest Wrote: Is it too late to put sunflower seeds in.

I've got flowers on one of my cougettes.

You won't know unless you try it.

I planted potatoes 2 months late. The sprouts were from a bag of potatoes I bought at Aldi that were destined for the compost bin anyway so it was an experiment.

They grew beautiful plants above the ground, made pretty flowers, then died back when the hot temps came. I thought for sure I had fooled the garden gods.
I dug them up yesterday. Every plant had 2 -4 disappointingly small tubers. I planted about 5 pounds of cut up sprouted pieces and harvested about 5 pounds of small potatoes. Not a total failure.
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(06-13-2018, 04:45 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(06-12-2018, 02:44 PM)Guest Wrote: Is it too late to put sunflower seeds in.

I've got flowers on one of my cougettes.

You won't know unless you try it.

I planted potatoes 2 months late. The sprouts were from a bag of potatoes I bought at Aldi that were destined for the compost bin anyway so it was an experiment.

They grew beautiful plants above the ground, made pretty flowers, then died back when the hot temps came. I thought for sure I had fooled the garden gods.
I dug them up yesterday. Every plant had 2 -4 disappointingly small tubers. I planted about 5 pounds of cut up sprouted pieces and harvested about 5 pounds of small potatoes. Not a total failure.

True, I'm going to try today. I watched a British video last night, and it said they should go in by the end of May, as it's only a couple of weeks after that, I think it's worth a try.

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Gardeners came today, they cleared more space, to give me more space for gardening. So sweet there were, I chatted about putting some plants in front of lounge window, and they said that would be fine, they will cut around it. They said you are the only one that is gardening, they like it.
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Bought another courgette and and cucumber today, as the others are strong enough to be outside now. Hoping they're going to be OK. Borlotti beans are also outside now. Fingers crossed!

I also got another dianthus reduced to £1.20. The flowers in my garden are all carnations and fuchsia so far this year, as the ones that I bought last year came back lovely.

Got some Pak Choi and will repot tomorrow. Growing Pak Choi could be fun.

Put my chili and sweet pepper in bigger pots. They look happier now and chili is flowering. Courgette is flowering, and lily is flowering from last year, although I've brought the Lily in doors, because the pests like the Lily.

Cut some fresh white carnations to have on my computer desk, as they smell so lovely.

Everything is rearranged, as that which doesn't require full sun I've put at the back of the garden, where it gets the sun when the sun comes up for a few hours in the morning. I've put the established celery, beetroot and rainbow chard together. Cucumber that has really grown is part-covered in the temporary greenhouse.

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(06-12-2018, 10:10 PM)bigD111 Wrote:
(06-12-2018, 10:07 PM)Pure Rock Fury Wrote: BLAM!  Round one done. [Image: 3ogCr83.jpg]

Looks yummy!  What all is in there? 1dunno1

Cabbage, some other things. Grandma's recipe that I am blessed to carry on with tradition. Can't give out the recipe as it is a thing with my dad that it is a family recipe thing. Been asked. Would like to. A respect thing. I have been known to send a jar or two on occasion to folks. Don't tell anyone, though. Secret insider shit.
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(06-13-2018, 04:22 PM)Guest Wrote: Bought another courgette and and cucumber today, as the others are strong enough to be outside now. Hoping they're going to be OK. Borlotti beans are also outside now. Fingers crossed!

I also got another dianthus reduced to £1.20. The flowers in my garden are all carnations and fuchsia so far this year, as the ones that I bought last year came back lovely.

Got some Pak Choi and will repot tomorrow. Growing Pak Choi could be fun.

Put my chili and sweet pepper in bigger pots. They look happier now and chili is flowering. Courgette is flowering, and lily is flowering from last year, although I've brought the Lily in doors, because the pests like the Lily.

Cut some fresh white carnations to have on my computer desk, as they smell so lovely.

Everything is rearranged, as that which doesn't require full sun I've put at the back of the garden, where it gets the sun when the sun comes up for a few hours in the morning. I've put the established celery, beetroot and rainbow chard together. Cucumber that has really grown is part-covered in the temporary greenhouse.

Heartflowers

Had to look up Courgette. Zucchini here in the States, yeah? Same thing? If so, that is the good stuff. Summer squash in the grill, or fried, or baked, or raw, or in a marinara sauce or...
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(06-13-2018, 09:22 PM)Pure Rock Fury Wrote:
(06-13-2018, 04:22 PM)Guest Wrote: Bought another courgette and and cucumber today, as the others are strong enough to be outside now. Hoping they're going to be OK. Borlotti beans are also outside now. Fingers crossed!

I also got another dianthus reduced to £1.20. The flowers in my garden are all carnations and fuchsia so far this year, as the ones that I bought last year came back lovely.

Got some Pak Choi and will repot tomorrow. Growing Pak Choi could be fun.

Put my chili and sweet pepper in bigger pots. They look happier now and chili is flowering. Courgette is flowering, and lily is flowering from last year, although I've brought the Lily in doors, because the pests like the Lily.

Cut some fresh white carnations to have on my computer desk, as they smell so lovely.

Everything is rearranged, as that which doesn't require full sun I've put at the back of the garden, where it gets the sun when the sun comes up for a few hours in the morning. I've put the established celery, beetroot and rainbow chard together. Cucumber that has really grown is part-covered in the temporary greenhouse.

Heartflowers

Had to look up Courgette.  Zucchini here in the States, yeah?  Same thing?  If so, that is the good stuff.  Summer squash in the grill, or fried, or baked, or raw, or in a marinara sauce or...

Yeah, I plant one straightneck and one zuchinni and we have all we want. Give tons away!
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I just reseeded carrots. I had used old seed the first time, because I am cheap, and also reseeded a few corn, bean, and peas. Something is eating my peas, some insect, but I don't see any? Replanted spinach too, then seeded some lettuce. Potatoes are looking good. Squash have grown a little, but not much. Seeing Acorn squash making fruit, but the plant is only 2 feet around so far. Slow start because thus far it's been a cool summer, and not enough rain. V6sRZf4
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(06-13-2018, 09:57 PM)bigD111 Wrote: I just reseeded carrots.  I had used old seed the first time, because I am cheap, and also reseeded a few corn, bean, and peas.  Something is eating my peas, some insect, but I don't see any?  Replanted spinach too, then seeded some lettuce.  Potatoes are looking good.  Squash have grown a little, but not much.  Seeing Acorn squash making fruit, but the plant is only 2 feet around so far.  Slow start because thus far it's been a cool summer, and not enough rain. V6sRZf4

Weather is also impacting on the UK.
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