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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Some tender vegetables for moving out in June..

14 May 2010 10:02:23
Home grown Carrots 2010.[Umbelliferae family]

Home grown Carrots 2010.[Umbelliferae family]

Crops such as Runner beans and French beans both [Leguminosae] are tender.They will have been sown under cover in pots from the last month [April].Now hardening off will be called upon to have them ready for planting out in June.You can keep them in a coldframe with the top off,or open during the days.Once frost is forecast,and we have received enough of that earlier in the week,make sure to cover the frame with either fleece or if not available then an old blanket.

Spent just a fast few minutes in the tunnel late last night looking over all.All going well,then complete time will be spent between both places [tunnel and vegetable garden] as early as possible this evening.No plans for tomorrow yet.


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LNolan LNolan 14 May 2010 10:22:45

Carrots looking well John. Is that an onion growing in the bucket with them?

My own carrots in the pot have made an appearance. I did what you told me and soaked the bucket in water after it was drying out and soil cracking. Just noticed the seedlings appearing yesterday evening. Thanks for the advice.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 14 May 2010 11:19:36

found out to my cost that runner beans are tender as they look like they've had it with the frost the other night. Must sow some direct to replace the others Oh the joys of gardening.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 14 May 2010 17:37:54

The onions are there Liam,to ward off carrot fly and in return the carrots will do similar again onion fly.One will help the other.The scent is off-putting for both pests.

Your welcome Liam,glad it helped along the way.Good luck with all the other vegetable plantings.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 14 May 2010 17:41:56

The joys of gardening for sure Cloncaw.If we could only defeat weather.Broad beans are hardy,but both French,and Runner beans are tender.


Johndamian Johndamian 14 May 2010 20:54:55

Oh Oh! I've planted out my beans. They are for the school garden and I was afraid that if I didn't plant them out soon the children would have gone on their holidays without seeing them. At least they will learn what damage frost can do.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 15 May 2010 08:34:27

Good luck to all the school with the vegetable garden.Fair play to you John.You still have until late May for the Runner,and early June for the French beans.Congrats,again.


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