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Growing => Vegetables => Topic started by: daniellestocks on May 21, 2010, 06:45:23 pm

Title: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: daniellestocks on May 21, 2010, 06:45:23 pm
Well i got some peas, potatoes, carrots, few herbs and brocoli going outside but the broccoli got killed by the late frosts we had  :(
But on a good note the rest have survived and got pleanty more variety stuff seeded ready to got out so hopefully we should have a good harvest this year  ???  maybe a little later than expected :-\
Did anyone else lose anything?
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Padge on May 21, 2010, 06:47:10 pm
not lost anything   just blinkin late starting ;D
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Rosemary on May 21, 2010, 08:47:33 pm
We've just planted our main crop spuds, we've got earlies in pots, runner and french beans and peas in gutters ready to go out tomorrow and tomatoes, cucumber and courgettes in the greenhouse. Tess, our collie, sat on some of the tomatoes. This year's going to be odd because of the house move. By the looks of the trees around, we won't be short of apples, though.
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: little blue on May 21, 2010, 09:20:10 pm
nothing lost as I sowed late!
Beans ready to go in the ground, also... erm... sweetcorn, corgettes, peas, brussels. kale and cabbage just showing through.  cant remember what else!

plenty of fruit bloosom, so hopefully they'll do better than last year.  strawbarries flowering, had loads of rhubarb already
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: egglady on May 21, 2010, 09:59:52 pm
picked and ate (yum, yum) my first 3 strawberries today.  nothing tastes as good as grow your own does it?
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: CameronS on May 22, 2010, 11:30:51 pm
not growing anything much at home this year, but i have growing at school, Broad Beans, Runner Beans, carrots, 3types of potato, Onions, salad leaves, herbs, radish,  tomato seedlings and sunflower, and more salad in the greenhouse.
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Daveravey on May 23, 2010, 01:12:35 am
Lots of cabbages, kale, onions, tatties in those horrible bags, toms on the window sills alongside the peppers, peas, peas & even more peas   ::)

I think we've got some wild strawbs in as well 
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: daniellestocks on May 23, 2010, 09:07:11 pm
I'm definitely investing in a butterfly net this year we got hammered with caterpillars last year!!!
I would love an orchard rosemary, with apple trees and plums and gooseberries definitely on my future to do list!  :)
I also seeded some strawberries totally forgot about them  ::)
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Greenerlife on May 25, 2010, 10:49:45 am
48 of my potatoes are up (and yes, I count them every day!  ;D)  Lost my first few gooseberries to the birds as I lost my fruit cage under the weight of snow and haven't had the time or money to re-net  :-[  Can't wait for my broad beans - probably my second favourite veg (artichokes being the first - long time to wait for those)  Days like these enthuse you to get out there don't they?
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: dixie on May 25, 2010, 10:57:04 am
Another late starter here too! I got potatoes, onions, garlic, cauli, beetroot in the veg patch. Then for 7.99 I bought a plastic greenhouse thingy! In that I have seed trays and pots with, carrots, cauli, broccoli, salad leaves, frnch bean, butternut squash, peppers and strawberries! Will have to think about planting some out this weekend if they are big enough! Oh and 3 tomatoe plants too!
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: egbert on May 25, 2010, 04:36:03 pm
Well as it is my 1st time growing my own, and I intended to keep it simple, try a few things and see how I got on, it may have got a little out of hand . . .  :o

In the pots we have strawberries, pepper, melon, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and various herbs

In the veg bed we have carrots (went in too early and not doing well so some new seed planted last week), 1st early potatoes, main crop potatoes, sprouts, pumpkin, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower and parsnips, peas, onions and a few leeks - the garlic and shallots failed completely.

In the house - a jalapeno!

Then, as the weird gardening bug hit me, I have planted gladioli, peacock orchids, sweetpea, lavender, lupin, hollyhock, sunflowers, bleeding hearts, daisy, tiger eyes, weird red bush I cant remember the name of, a few other bushes, marigolds hanging baskets, and then put in some fence posts, strung up some wire and inserted some honeysuckle, jasmine and another climber I can't remember.  :P

I know you were only asking about veg, but I am a little amazed at myself for all this since last year you would not have got me in the garden except to find the BBQ. I fear its a side effect of maternity leave and will all end when I go back to work!  ;D
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Rosemary on May 25, 2010, 07:24:33 pm
Nah, you've got the bug  :)
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Sharondp on May 25, 2010, 07:28:34 pm
Planted out the sweetcorn and courgettes today!

Anyone else growing cayenne peppers?
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: little blue on May 25, 2010, 07:39:02 pm
got some growing at work, which we sell to gullible members of staff and to the unsuspecting public!
don't think I'll bother myself though.   how high are yours Sharon?!
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Sharondp on May 26, 2010, 12:03:40 pm
Only a couple of inches - got a free packet of seeds with a mag so thought I'd try them - thing is, I've only ever had dried cayenne pepper in a jar before!
Title: Re: What has everyone go growing?
Post by: Moregin on June 01, 2010, 09:01:14 pm
First year with a Polytunnel (built in the beginning of May) so we had a friend start stuff early in the greeenhouse to get us a headstart but the tunnel seeds went in three weeks ago and are racing to catch up.  Salad stuff all coming on great now including Tomatoes, Courgettes, Cucumber, Peppers, Chillies and Aubergines, Spring Onions and Radishes.

We have got the garden running with Spuds, Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Turnips, Carrots, Sweetcorn, Runner Beans, Broad Bean's, 3 pea varieties, Beetroot, Red and White Onions, Shallots, Spinach, Brussels, Garlic and Leeks.

Been a busy boy recently but I am trying to collect brownie points for later in the year!!!