Talkback: 'Grow Your Own' Week: Getting started
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Thanks for the advice. I'm a complete novice but I started with a compost bin last year and now the compost looks good. I've just bought my first raised bed to sow veg in. I've bought plugs of broccoli, leeks, cauliflower & sweetcorn. But I have bought some potatoes to sow and carrot & parsnip seeds. I'm going to give it a go and as you said any mistakes I make will be part of the learning experience. Thanks.
I've grown some tomatoes from seed this year for my allotment, they are now about 6" high and need potting on into individual pots, can anyone let me know if I can put in an unheated greenhouse to grow on. I dont have a heated greenhouse over my allotment and very limited space at home.
I really dont want to run the risk of them dying but what can I do. Its the beginning of April and I live quite near to Heathrow Airport London.
Can anyone advise me please.
This year though, with all my newfound experience and knowledge and my greenhouse which is coming next week and my plants which are all growing indoors under lights (couldn't wait), fingers crossed I will be inundated with great stuff to eat and spare to share.
Planted way too many courgettes (friends start avoiding you when you try to give them yet another batch!)
Also found out about successional sowing - am now sowing half rows of everything like salad to try and avoid the glut.
Have found the carrot seeds on a tape the best invention ever - almost total germination and nicely spaced carrots.
Alos love the gro pots which are featured in this months magazine for Tomatoes - got the best crop I had ever had last year with these. Saw in the magazine to plant a marigold next to each plant in the pot so will definitely try that this year.
Now if I could only stop my strawberries getting vine weevil then the world would be a better place!
However it gives me such pleasure to grow everything and each year you work out ways to improve things.