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Old 31-03-20, 09:09 PM   #21
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GROOOOAAAN! But good work!

You're a sucker for punishment aren't you?!
Haha, I know it seems that way Chris but I find the whole process really quite therapeutic. And knowing that I'll be eating all that home grown produce as well as filling the freezer with it later on helps too
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Old 31-03-20, 09:29 PM   #22
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I've tried to order more seeds. Nothing available locally as all indie places are closed. Tried to get some from B&Q as they're able to do click and collect in our local one still. Only the option to buy them is greyed out on the website as they're seen as not essential? Surely they're future food (?) and B&Q is still open to sell other stuff anyway.



Then went online to other sellers to find that people are now charging 8 for 10 courgette seeds and other crazy prices and most don't have stock until an estimated September time!
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Old 31-03-20, 09:40 PM   #23
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I've planted all my courgette seeds now Adam, but I'll have a look around and see if I can find any around here for you.
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Adam.....https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391305445093
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Old 01-04-20, 09:20 AM   #25
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Cheers. Seller is away until 24th April. Probably longer I'd imagine if the lockdown continues.
I have planted a few courgette seeds I found in the box from last year, but from memory they weren't that great last year. Hopefully we'll have more luck with them this year and they weren't just dodgy seeds.


We do have lots of homemade compost that is good to use this year, so that might be a help with the few seeds we do have.
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Reasons to be cheerful....

1. Twelve bags of well rotted horse poo.


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2. A nicely filled compost bin.


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3. Top bed built, dug, and raked.


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Old 02-04-20, 06:22 PM   #27
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Cheers. Seller is away until 24th April. Probably longer I'd imagine if the lockdown continues.
I have planted a few courgette seeds I found in the box from last year, but from memory they weren't that great last year. Hopefully we'll have more luck with them this year and they weren't just dodgy seeds.


We do have lots of homemade compost that is good to use this year, so that might be a help with the few seeds we do have.


The Range near us had seeds today, don't know if you have one near you? I don't know when we'll need to go back there again but I can see if there is anything left and try and grab you some.


Same offer for anyone, just don't hold your breath as we've got enough stuff for a while.


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Old 02-04-20, 08:21 PM   #28
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Cheers. I'll check the one in Bristol.


My wife did find a packet of courgette seeds today that she'd got me for Christmas, so we have at least 10 in date courgette seeds. No sign of life yet with the sugar snaps.
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Glad you found some seeds Adam. They need to go in this weekend really, give you the longest possible growing season.

Sioned and I were out doing these this afternoon.


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Our potato towers. We were only going to do three of them originally, but I was given more seed potatoes and we now have six towers with another two to be added tomorrow.
Great space saver for growing spuds. Pack the tyres with dead bracken or straw first, then plant the seed potatoes in a mix of well rotted horse poo and compost. Cover with more of the same, and when the shoots come through add another tyre treated the same way as the first one. I reckon we'll get to about six or seven tyres high before we harvest the spuds.

Sioned potted on all the tomato plants today and my little greenhouse is getting a bit full. I may need to buy another one at this rate!


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Old 04-04-20, 01:28 PM   #30
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I'll be sowing the parsnips seeds this weekend. My toms are already nearly ready to pot on but not quite but I set mine off later than you Gary.
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