Jump to content

Gardening


muggle not
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 264
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Purchased a Dragon fruit from Tesco about 2 months ago and sprogs wanted to plant the seeds which looked like frogspawn!

 

They have sprouted very well indeed so I potted them on yesterday:lol:

 

 

Must try that - my daughter wanted me to buy some exotic fruit so I'll plant the seeds afterwards. I planted an avocado stone that took ages to sprout but now that it has it's shooting up at a rapid rate!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My snap peas and sweetcorn have all popped their heads up today - it's very exciting! :D

Vegetable gardens are really exciting and fun. I have 7 tomato plants, 8 pepper plants, and today I planted seed for cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash, and a sweet basil, a lemon basil, and an Italian parsley. Oh yeah, I also planted some more spinach seed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've planted some mixed lettuce seeds, and they are doing quite well. :D Well, they've only just started sprouting, but I consider that good news. ;) My chives, coriander and parsley and growing strong, though they aren't quite ready yet. I can't wait to add more veggies - it'll help me eat healthier too. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've planted some mixed lettuce seeds, and they are doing quite well. :D

 

I planted the free lettuce seeds that came with my Gardener's World magazine - they're doing well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got my revenge on the pesky weeds in my nice new borders today by mixing up enough path clear to cover a 10 square foot area in a spray bottle and zapped them all individually, if they survive that i really don't know what I'm going to do! ( I was very careful not to go anywhere near any plants that i wanted to survive!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Vegetable gardens are really exciting and fun. I have 7 tomato plants, 8 pepper plants, and today I planted seed for cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash, and a sweet basil, a lemon basil, and an Italian parsley. Oh yeah, I also planted some more spinach seed.

Wow, my cucumber seeds are already up. I can't believe that it only took them 5 days to sprout from seed. I planted 3 packs of seed and will train them to grow up a trellis that I have put in the garden.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tackled the front garden today, it was begining to resemble a jungle.....I have been concentrating so much on the back that i forgot all about the front :D .

 

I have decided that I am going to dig it all up and put slate down with a few "no maintenance" plants!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some advice is needed. :D

 

Is it normal for coriander to be all spindly and collapsing under it's own weight? :( I've been growing them for maybe 2 weeks, and while they've grown quickly, they are all droopy and most of them are lying flat on the soil. :D Did I not plant the seeds deep enough, or will they eventually strenthen and stand upright? ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Angel. I've got them growing in a greenhouse. If it's a nice day, I leave the greenhouse open so some sun can get in; otherwise I keep it closed. It has gotten a fair bit of sun, since the weather's been so nice for the last 2 weeks. Maybe that's why they've shot up so quick.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tackled the front garden today, it was begining to resemble a jungle.....I have been concentrating so much on the back that i forgot all about the front :D .

 

I have decided that I am going to dig it all up and put slate down with a few "no maintenance" plants!

 

Photos please - sounds like a good idea. My mum did her front garden with just white (flowers) plants and interesting shapes. We've gone low maintainance - life's a lot easier!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Photos please - sounds like a good idea. My mum did her front garden with just white (flowers) plants and interesting shapes. We've gone low maintainance - life's a lot easier!

 

It will be a couple of months before i can do it as i need Dad's help so I will have to wait until he gets back from doing the Inca Trail (just incase he does himself an injury!) But of course I will post some photos :D

 

I think front gardens are better to be low maintenance as they do tend to get neglected...(well mine does anyway!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ahhh, thanks for the advice muggle not. :D My mother in law said that the reason they were so spindly was because they were growing too fast, but I don't know how to slow them down. :D I'll keep the stake idea in mind. ;)

Too much shade also makes plants tall and spindly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My grandson helped me plant up a hanging basket at the weekend. We carried it over to the bracket, and the chain broke! Compost and slightly shocked petunias everywhere, Adrian has learnt a new word too.:D We bundled it all back together, and they seem to have survived.:D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh Wicci :D !! A similar thing happened to me a couple of years ago - I'd copied Alan Titchmarsh by putting a couple a clay pots in a much larger one and planted up some strawberries - it looked very nice - but the large pot slipped in my hands with the weight of it and I ended up breaking 3 pots :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I wish that we would get some rain. I planted a Shasta Daisy called "Broadway Lights" and a yellow Cone Flower recently. I also planted a Roma tomato plant in the veggie garden for use in pasta sauce. This is what the Shasta Daisy is supposed to look like when mature.

 

4xvrk1y.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...