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Expat Badger

we're off and running!

i have now planted my seeds and they are busy germinating away (i hope) in the spare room in their little mini plastic greenhouses.

Will harden them up and then plant them out in the veg patch at the end of May if the weather is kind (have to be careful of night frosts)

have carrots, beets, onions, leeks, peas, all sorts. Quite excited that spring is on the way now

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SonyaK

we're off and running!

Hi Expat B.
Haven't 'seen' you on the forums so much of late - good you're still here.
Your plans for the veg patch sound great - May makes it a late spring, but I guess you have a good summer and a short spring.

We don't have a veg. patch at present - steep garden and very shady, so not much good. We just have a few large pots with cherry tomatoes!!
Looking forward to moving to our 4 acre block and setting up a proper vegie garden again.

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Expat Badger

we're off and running

horrid time at work jan-mar so been too busy to be online (boo hoo)

your move sounds exciting- 4 acres - wow!

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Expat Badger

we're off and running!

yes our spring takes a while to get going and is a bit short - can still be v cold at night every now and again so they recommend not planting anything till late may to avoid everything keeling over!

then suddenly it's boiling hot for three months, and then winter arrives with a bang again!

that's how it seems....

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sam from worthing

Seedlings

I too have over filling windowsills. I really need to move some stuff into the greenhouse, but, i can;t risk it yet as we are still having frosts overnight.

I have my Runner beans in, Broad beans, tomoatoes, BNS, Aubergines, Courgettes, Peppers am also trying yellow and orange peppers as well as the red and green ones this year, Carrots, Radish, and Lettuces.

I can see some tom's and peppers poking little green shoots through the soil, but everything else is still under soil.

my Gazenias, marigolds and nasturtians are going great guns - its them i really need to move they are getting very big.

Have horse poo'ed my veggie plot and got some steaming in the corner of the garden to have some soil forked through for my pots and containers.

greenhouse has been jeyes fluided down, and de bugged, the exterior glass got a wash - then a flock of sodding seagulls decided to open the bomb doors not only hitting my nice shiney clean greenhouse glass, but, a washing line full of cream bedding !!!!****^^^&&" ggers.

grass has been mown and strimmed (in fact the day i mowed the lawn, i had my milk bottles out aka legs in shorts, it was a glorious day), the daff's are coming as are the tulips - spring is certainly coming - thank goodness.

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Expat Badger

we're off and running

oh Sam that post did make me laugh!

you are certainly way ahead of us - we still have a garden full of snow so nothing doing outside yet. First thing for us will be a bag 'o' poo too for the veg patch.

the seedlings have gone bonkers - the peas are about 2 inches high already - yikes! Can't plant anything for 2 months so i'm now worried i was a bit previous and will have to stake them with pencils!!!

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sam from worthing

Badger

ooo nothing like home grown peas - but such a lot of work AND water for not a lot of cropping - grow them to eat while gardening, lol.

if your pea shoots are that big already, and given your climate where you are - i would re pot into larger pots and stake with little pea canes over 'ere in uk, they are about pencil thickness and come in 2 heights about a foot and 2 foot and painted green. and tie them up with that bendy wire (the sort that comes with freezer bags). I grow my peas in our old re-cycling boxes - we now have a wheelie bin, just drilled a few more drainage holes in the bottom - so if you have something similar you could plant your peas up straight away but keep in doors or in heated greenhouse - if yu have one.

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Expat Badger

peas

yes i might have to pot them up and keep them indoors - might look a bit odd in the dining room but such is life...no greenhouse (the garden's not big enough)

we had about 6 plants last year and i loved picking the peas - though a lot did get eaten before they made it indoors!!

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Expat Badger

peas

OH loves marrowfat peas (especially canned ones - gah!) but i like the smaller normal ones...

we had ours trained up a fine soft plastic mesh that they hang onto with their curly bits up against the back fence - not enough of them to form a hedge really

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Expat Badger

mowing the lawn

you're way ahead of us - only just starting to see the lawn as we've been having a melt...but it's snowing a bit today so slowly covering up again

a bit of yoga on your freshly cut lawn should sort you out Bolas


peas are now in their own little flowerpots with a stick each to hang on to as they got too big - lord knows what i'll do in a months time with them...hope they slow down a bit

I think the larger of the baby plastic greenhouses was too wet as some seeds have done nothing and a couple of the soil 'pods' look a bit furry so have tipped all the water out and letting them dry off before having another go. only 2 of my lupins have sprouted....

 
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