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NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,808

Im sure I am not alone in thinking  " When can I plant all my seeds on my Lottie "

Just had 2 days of sunshine but also more showers here in Bristol

I appreciate that its pointless sowing in water logged or saturated soil

? Any thoughts friends

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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    The main suggestion I keep seeing is to cover the ground with plastic sheeting for a couple of weeks to allow it to dry out. Also the magazines list some things that you can start off in modules, most things that don't have tap roots, can be done this way

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,062

    I remember one TV or maybe radio gardener saying if it's too cold and wet to sit on the soil with your bare bum it's too cold to sow seeds.

    Be patient.  Seeds will germinate and grow way fast enough when the conditions are right.  Do it too soon and you'll just have to do it again because your seeds or seedlings will struggle and fail.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,384
    obelixx wrote (see)

    I remember one TV or maybe radio gardener saying if it's too cold and wet to sit on the soil with your bare bum it's too cold to sow seeds..........

    There's a theory that this is the way farmers used to  tell if the ground was fit to sow the corn - well, coming from a farming family, and knowing several farmers quite well, all I can say is, "Thank the heavens for the existence of modern Agronomists so that we are now spared from that sight when travelling around the countryside!"

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,808

    What is the technical name for a Field Of Bare Bottomed Farmers ?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,062

    A moonbeam of farmers?

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  • GolarneGolarne PembrokeshirePosts: 48

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,808

    A Rural Flash Dance

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,179

    I'm shocked at the turn this thread has taken....I'm a laydeee ...image

    Someone else had a similar thread and I'd suggested the same as Fleurisa. Difficult if it's a large area though.

    A Butt of Farmers...image

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,808

    Now had 3 days of sunshine BUT frosty nights due all this week

     

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