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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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Vegetable seeds ordered

29 December 2009 21:32:53

After several nights spend reading about different seeds, I decided that if I didn't make some type of decision, I wouldn't get any seeds ordered.  So decisions were made.

I ordered vegetables which are suitable to Irish outdoor growing conditions.  I have ordered "Irish Green Pea", "Golden Bantam" (corn), "Early Nantes" (carrots), "Marketmore" (cucumber) and "Ushiki Kuri" (squash).  

 

That will get me started.  After that, leeks and brussel sprouts but I have a bit more time for them.

Flower-wise, I think I will use what I have already and see how I get on with the greenhouse.  That's the plan at the moment - but I will have to pass by pages of flowers to get to the vegetable seeds at the back........


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Myrtle Myrtle 29 December 2009 21:45:42

My sister brought a David Austen catalogue for me to have a look and as she is ordering some sure I just had to get one too! Me that has resisted roses and only had one for sentimental reasons! These catalogues are soooooooo tempting!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 29 December 2009 22:10:18

Good luck with all the vegetable seed sowing Mairin.A good start is half the battle.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 30 December 2009 00:03:44

By the looks of it I'm lagging behind as everyone seems to be organised with their seed orders. David Austin rose book is very tempting just wondering if I should get some for pots as they would hopefully provide colour and scent in time for Caroline's June wedding.


Rachel Rachel 30 December 2009 00:08:43

Catalogues are so dangerous at this time of year. I just want them all : )


Rachel Rachel 30 December 2009 00:08:43

Catalogues are so dangerous at this time of year. I just want them all : )


Mairin Mairin 30 December 2009 00:10:17

Myrtle, I got the David Beales rose catalogue.  They are so tempting that you would need an acre just for roses alone!

Thanks John.  I'll be looking for advise once I get going so beware!!!!

Cloncaw,  I bought the David Beales DVD which I put on every time I am ironing - which says a lot about my ironing.  According to him, there is absolutely no reason why roses can't be grown in containers.  They need the usual care as any other container.  Roses in containers would be lovely.  If you order now, you will get bare root plants which would be in flower next summer. 


Jacinta Jacinta 30 December 2009 05:06:06

Sounds like this is the 'planning' season. And it seems like I am not the only one dying to get stuck in. Can't wait to see how well you do with your choices.


Lìga Lìga 30 December 2009 17:33:19

I grow my rose"Sweet dream"in pot,it was growing better like now in flower bed

"Ushiki Kuri",,its very good squash ,small ad very healty.


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