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Posted: Tuesday 20 February, 2007

by Rosemary at 7:40pm in Gardening 3 comments Add your own

I sowed some more seeds this weekend - cucumber "Rocky F1", pepper "Marconi Rossa", pease "Greenshaft" and broad beans "Aquadulce Claudia" - plus some salad (which is already sprouting two days later).

I'm particularly pleased with the peas and beans. We lost a major part of the crop last year to pea and bean weevil so I'm starting under glass this year. I've sown into guttering, cut to the length of the raised bed, so the transplanting will be a case of sliding the seedlings straight into the bed, in the existing compost.

Pea and bean frame

Dan built me a frame to hold the guttering - it's just to have more holders fitted once I've been to the builders' merchants. I think it will hold 10 lengths of guttering, which will be enough to get on with. I will direct sow peas and beans later in the year, but hopefully this will get them off to a flying start.

Comments

Wanda

Wednesday 21 February, 2007 at 10:47pm

Hey! You have been busy! Some of what you have planted does not seem familiar to me; so I am VERY anxious to read on your blog as things progress!! COME ON WARM WEATHER!!!!!! It is snowing very hard here.

What a neat idea(your gutter frame) Good Job!!

Sue

Friday 23 February, 2007 at 8:18pm

What a neat idea for any seeds that are not keen on having their roots disturbed - beetroot for example. I will give this a try when either growing plants for the polytunnel or outdoor raised bed. Thank you!

Frankie

Monday 5 March, 2007 at 9:12am

Fab idea which will be stolen and used next weekend - thanks!

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