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THE GROWING THREAD 2018

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

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    Just sown some of these for a friend :)

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      Think I've still got a few seed packets from the Czech Republic, passed to us to use by friends after they started a family and struggled with conflicting youngsters demands and growing aspirations.
       
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        Sown cherry and gogosari peppers sent to me by a friend along with some fridge magnets :)

        Can you guess where from ? :heehee:

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          Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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          Merthyr Tydfil :ideaIPB:
           
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            HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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            What are they and why do they have a red warning triangle on them ?
             
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              Well DERR!!! :shakehead: It's plainly written for all to see ...

              ... they are from: THE KITCHEN GARDEN :slaphead:
               
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                I dunno, was married to a Slovak for 25 years, never learned to speak it :noidea:
                 
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                  тройник :snorky:
                   
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                  • ARMANDII

                    ARMANDII ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

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                    Stop nagging, Ziggy!!:heehee::heehee:
                     
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                      Today at Wilko I noticed they had quite a range of seed Potatoes, ok I know that you shouldn’t plant until the end of March…..My question is, would it worth buying now and chitting them ready or would it be too early. Thanks.
                       
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                        Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                        @john558 I don't grow veg but I did find this info if it helps..till more qualified members can answer :)

                        What to do
                        How to chit
                        • Chitting simply means encouraging the seed potatoes to sprout before planting.
                        • Start chitting from late January in warmer parts of the country or in February in cooler areas, about six weeks before you intend to plant out the potatoes.
                        • Each seed potato has a more rounded, blunt end that has a number of 'eyes'.
                        • Stand the tubers with the blunt end uppermost in trays or old egg boxes, with plenty of natural light.
                        • The potatoes are ready to be planted out when the shoots are 1.5-2.5cm (0.5-1in) long.
                        How to plant
                        • Plant your chitted potatoes when the soil has started to warm up, usually from mid-March or early April. Start by digging a trench 7.5-13cm (3-5in) deep, although the exact depth should vary according to the variety of potato you're planting.
                        • Add a light sprinkling of fertiliser to your trench before you begin planting.
                        • Plant early potatoes about 30cm (12in) apart with 40-50cm (16-20in) between the rows, and second earlies and maincrops about 38cm (15in) apart with 75cm (30in) between the rows.
                        • Handle your chitted tubers with care, gently setting them into the trench with the shoots pointing upwards, being careful not to break the shoots. Cover the potatoes lightly with soil.
                        • As soon as the shoots appear, earth up each plant by covering it with a ridge of soil so that the shoots are just buried.
                        • You need to do this at regular intervals and by the end of the season each plant will have a small mound around it about 15cm (6in) high.
                         
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                          Thanks Gail_68.
                           
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                            Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                            Your [email protected] but take in to account the amount of rain we're having at the moment :)
                             
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                              What about read it? Helpfull hint - they're tomatoes :blue thumb:

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