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The summer has sort of come back to NE Scotland, which typically means anything could happen and usually does.. Temperatures are key, now to get the last tomatoes ripe along with the sweetcorn, it was 9.8 in the greenhouse over night, don't want it going any lower for at least another  month, but we often get a frost in September, so I need to dig the potatoes out next.
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At last some forecast sunshine from Saturday for at least a week. The summer weather has been frustrating to say the least. Most crops have done well but our runner beans have suffered from, we think, lack of warmth allowing the flowers to form - the result is having a crop for August only when we normally are pulling until the end of September. 

Our sweet peppers are pretty slow maturing but hopefully this coming week will help. As I said most veg have done well with best crops being achieved for leeks, swede, cauliflowers, tomatoes & cucumbers. As always in gardening winning more than losing is perfectly acceptable.
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OK the 2024 vegetable season is well & truly with us. Over the past few years we have had great results with Autumn planting cauliflowers, broccoli, garlic & broad beans. Diane has been for the past few weeks starting plants off. We have a propagator & lights which speed up the germination & helps strong initial root growth. 

Plants are now ready to go into the polytunnel in beds recently vacated by sweetcorn, melons & aubergines. We will be harvesting April/May. Still having 20-30C days in the polytunnel with the lowest this Autumn 3-4c so far. 
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I shall be sowing Onion seeds in the next week or so in my electric propagator, I prefer using seeds rather than sets and had some good results this last season.
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Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

I shall be sowing Onion seeds in the next week or so in my electric propagator, I prefer using seeds rather than sets and had some good results this last season.

Interestingly we tried onions from seed this year for the first time & had decent results.
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Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

I shall be sowing Onion seeds in the next week or so in my electric propagator, I prefer using seeds rather than sets and had some good results this last season.

Interestingly we tried onions from seed this year for the first time & had decent results.

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Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

I shall be sowing Onion seeds in the next week or so in my electric propagator, I prefer using seeds rather than sets and had some good results this last season.
How're you getting on generally?
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Originally posted by scarletpimp scarletpimp wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

I shall be sowing Onion seeds in the next week or so in my electric propagator, I prefer using seeds rather than sets and had some good results this last season.

Interestingly we tried onions from seed this year for the first time & had decent results.

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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

I shall be sowing Onion seeds in the next week or so in my electric propagator, I prefer using seeds rather than sets and had some good results this last season.
How're you getting on generally?
I'm fine thanks, just don't mention rugby, health is pretty good, how about you, fit and raring to go into the season ahead?
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Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

I shall be sowing Onion seeds in the next week or so in my electric propagator, I prefer using seeds rather than sets and had some good results this last season.
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I'm fine thanks, just don't mention rugby, health is pretty good, how about you, fit and raring to go into the season ahead?
Thanks TB. That’s great to know on the health front.

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Those Onion seeds are growing well, will be moving them out of the propagator and into the greenhouse in the next week or so, then potting them on from cells into used yoghurt pots.
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Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

Those Onion seeds are growing well, will be moving them out of the propagator and into the greenhouse in the next week or so, then potting them on from cells into used yoghurt pots.

We grew onions from seed instead of sets for the first time last year with good results. This season still in propagator. Autumn planted broccoli, cauliflower & broad beans doing will in the polytunnel. Pretty mild winter so far with only a couple of weeks of cold weather helps. 
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Frosts most nights here means nothing going on outside the house, greenhouse has everything under fleece(mostly pots of Strawberries in pots, I grow the perpetual ones).
Onion seeds are now off the heat but still in a propagator, Chillies will go in to the heated prop in the next week or so.
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Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

Frosts most nights here means nothing going on outside the house, greenhouse has everything under fleece(mostly pots of Strawberries in pots, I grow the perpetual ones).
Onion seeds are now off the heat but still in a propagator, Chillies will go in to the heated prop in the next week or so.

You surprise me about frosts. This winter so far we have probably only had a dozen nights of minus temps. Expecting one tonight but thats it for the next 14 days according to the BBC.  Fleeces are always at the ready of course. 

On to rugby - young Reffell had a stormer yesterday. He has added to his game & if he continues playing like that Jac Morgan will struggle to get his shirt back. He was clearly MOM but this habit of giving it to a member of the winning side is nonsense. 
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Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. 
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[QUOTE=GPR - Rochester]Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. [/QUOT
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