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Offline Raymondo

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What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« on: January 06, 2017, 07:44:38 AM »
Happy 2017 to all.
I bought some marked down Anaheim chillies at a local nursery yesterday and will plant them out today. I'll sow some beans in a mong them.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 02:54:19 PM »
I have started sowing my brassicas in trays yesterday. I always like to plant them in summer as they grow better and are mature going into the cold and hold well. For some reason I rarely have much luck with most brassicas when planted in autumn. My root crops will also be going in soon.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 09:25:20 PM »
I sowed some modules of genovese basil, going to plant into spaces in tomato bed and see if I can't make some fresh pesto this season.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 07:12:38 PM »
Planted a few knobs of ginger that had started to develop buds and sowed the last round for the season of sweet corn. The corn planting is an experiment. It was sown in a newly planted hedgerow and will not get any irrigation.
Ray, gardening on an old flood plain with clay loam from 30 to 60 cm deep over clay.

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 09:55:15 AM »
planted the last of the orphan tomatoes, and some plugs of lettuce yesterday, just before the rain came.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 03:53:04 PM »
planted the last of the orphan tomatoes, and some plugs of lettuce yesterday, just before the rain came.
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Good timing!
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 06:39:36 PM »
Some of the blue mini popcorn seeds and snake beans I got for Christmas - possibly a bit late here but plenty left for next season if they fizzle.  Leeks, rocket, lettuce, spring onions, lovage.
When does everyone start their brassicas? Will be first time growing from seed this year, online guides say Feb but seems a bit warm.

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 07:08:22 AM »
It really depends on where you are. For instance, I've already sown my winter brassicas. It gets cold here very quickly and the brassicas need to be a decent size before the cold sets in. My son lives in south east Queensland and doesn't bother sowing until April or May.
Ray, gardening on an old flood plain with clay loam from 30 to 60 cm deep over clay.

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 08:32:57 AM »
Cass, at macedon you might need to start a bit earlier than surrounding towns - its a bit colder there isn't it?
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 05:53:42 AM »
Sowed snap peas for an autumn crop.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 06:54:50 AM »
cleaned a big pile of seed of Mill Creek onion. sowed the reject seed just to see... lots of little onions coming up in the tray  %$% . I'll be doing a strict cull on the little fellas so i don't start selecting for poor vigor.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 01:11:56 PM »
With a bit of cooler weather I got in a tray of kohlrabi and kale, as well as sowed a bed of scorzonera.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 10:23:06 AM »
Seeding time here in France
Winter seems over (in my dreams)
Sweet peppers seeded Last week in the "hot freezer"
Pricked Sweet peppers seeded last month now in the warm freezer
And the last are ready to prick

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 10:19:11 PM »
That reminds me rowan, time to start my winter brassicas. I'm going to start a punnet of cauliflower, mini cabbage, maybe two of pak choy (I have plenty of seeds because I let some go to seed this summer), and some kale. I need to improvise some kind of fine mesh box for them to give them a bit of sun shade as well as protection from cabbage aphids I think. I could try starting them on the balcony but that would probably just result in very leggy seedlings.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 10:45:47 PM »
I could try starting them on the balcony but that would probably just result in very leggy seedlings.

You can buy a LED Tube 20 watt 6400 Kelvin and grow them under that light 14 hours a day
I have good results with tomatoes and sweet peppers
With a trick you can re-build your old fluorescent fixture easy to use the LED tube

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 06:44:48 AM »
I don't really have the garage space (or garden size) to do a grow room type setup. I have some nice north facing windows so they have proven adequate so far.

Started all my winter crops a few days ago and they are starting to germinate. Caluliflower, mini cabbage, wombok, pak choi. I'm keeping them covered with some white plastic that I would guess casts 40% shade.

Also started a couple of new cucumbers. Didn't label anything of course, but I think I'll remember most of what's what or be able to ID it from the seedling.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2017, 08:10:37 PM »
Found some forgotten golden shallots so I broke them up and replanted them. In the same spot I found very small onion bulbs, too small to eat, so they got replanted too, as an experiment. They'll probably do nothing until spring then bolt but they don't take up much space and they might just grow bigger before bolting. Worth a try.
Ray, gardening on an old flood plain with clay loam from 30 to 60 cm deep over clay.

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2017, 08:38:49 PM »
My wife had been saving seeds for me, originally for next season, but they got all mixed up together. So I thought why not, and planted them all in a new bed behind the shed. Surprisingly, nearly all of them have come up, so today I started to spread them around in other beds. Mainly butternut and rockmelon, with a few capsicums. Not too late in my area, with plenty of warm weather to come,

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »
Harvested several bunches of multiplier spring onions and replanted a small number of them to give a continued harvest. Over a season, each will divide into between 4 and 8 new spring onions. Saves all the bother with seeds!
Ray, gardening on an old flood plain with clay loam from 30 to 60 cm deep over clay.

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2017, 07:18:01 PM »
Seeded yesterday the first tomatoes for the season
Does anybody grow local varieties climbing beans or local varieties pumpkins
Of-course not F1 hybrids

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2017, 04:52:19 AM »
Sowed some Japanese turnips. Picked golfball size they are delicious.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2017, 12:33:43 PM »
Which type Ray, are they the ones that you can eat raw in salads.

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2017, 09:16:38 AM »
First Tomatoes in the "Hot Freezer"are popping up
Spring is coming here in France  arroser

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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2017, 10:09:36 AM »
Which type Ray, are they the ones that you can eat raw in salads.
Yes, I call them salad turnips. I haven't tried but I think possibly any turnip harvested young could be eaten this way. The variety I'm growing is just called Japanese, from Green Harvest. I've grown the hybrid Hakurei in the past and they are excellent as salad turnips.
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Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2017
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2017, 10:24:50 AM »
Did a lot of labelling the last days
Killed 4  9999 Dymo Omega's (what a rubbish they make nowadays)
Phoned and wrote Dymo and are waiting for an answer
Good news I am seeding tomorrow Pumpkins , Courgettes and so on  arroser
Pricking almost 100 varieties Tomatoes  %$%
Spring is coming  %$%

Roland