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Started by JennyRad on Jan 1, 2021 12:05:04 AM
Happy in My Garden III

Our 2021 gardens - anything gardening or allotmenting or even farming-related.

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WibbleAgain - 01 Jan 2021 00:17:47 (#1 of 362)

Happy new year, gardeners!

Well done, Jenny.

JennyRad - 01 Jan 2021 00:20:37 (#2 of 362)

Thanks, Wibble, and happy new year! If I'd known you were awake I'd have got you to do it.

At this point I'm debating late-ordering seed garlic (as opposed to letting my most convenient beds have some garlic-down-time) and worrying about whether enough tomato, pea and chilli seeds/seedlings will be available. But not worrying very much before morning!

WibbleAgain - 01 Jan 2021 00:25:22 (#3 of 362)

There should be plenty enough seeds for you, I'm sure. You can certainly collect your own tomato and chilli seeds, from your favourite supermarket bought varieties. This way you know they'll taste good.

A quick google shows bulbs/sets for spring planting are available, as are tomato and chilli seeds:

artant - 01 Jan 2021 00:25:52 (#4 of 362)

Happy 2021 gardeners! I hope to garden better this year.

JennyRad - 01 Jan 2021 00:33:57 (#5 of 362)

Good point, wibble - I am worrying a bit about supermarket-harvested seeds not breeding true if they're the wrong sort of hybrid, but I'm sure we'll get something out. The Garlic Farm is advertising at me, so I know I have a few weeks to act on the garlic front.

WibbleAgain - 01 Jan 2021 00:36:33 (#6 of 362)

Do you not like buying from Sutton, etc.?

WibbleAgain - 01 Jan 2021 00:41:26 (#7 of 362)

I'm hoping not to have to start chilli plants and the overwintering in the greenhouse is successful, fingers crossed. They're on the hotbench, and been covered with fleece for a few weeks. Just occurred to me I haven't checking watering for a fortnight. Oops.

JennyRad - 01 Jan 2021 00:42:12 (#8 of 362)

Sorry, no, I expressed that badly - apologies, I'm half concentrating on a new-year-online-gaming session. If I accidentally fail to buy on time, I mean - hopefully that won't be the case.

Actually my chillis are surviving the winter so far so I may well not need to get any new.

NotACloggie - 01 Jan 2021 00:56:45 (#9 of 362)

Happy new thread!

WibbleAgain - 01 Jan 2021 00:57:49 (#10 of 362)

Good to see you, Cloggie! Happy new year!

NotACloggie - 01 Jan 2021 00:59:18 (#11 of 362)

Happy new year to you too, Wibble.

Tricyrtis - 01 Jan 2021 09:50:24 (#12 of 362)

Thanks, Jenny! Happy new thread and here's hoping we get decent gardening weather this year.

Anchorman - 01 Jan 2021 13:41:02 (#13 of 362)

Happy new year clodbusters!

NotACloggie - 01 Jan 2021 15:56:47 (#14 of 362)

New year, new seeds and plant ideas are growing in my head.

Spent a pleasant hour or so this afternoon browsing my favourite seed/plant supplier's website.

Veg ordered (beans, rainbow chard, beets, coriander cress, dwarf beans, courgette (zephyr - pale yellow body, with a green tip (looks like it's been dipped in paint), perpetual spinach (palak), runner and french beans). I was also intending on ordering parsnips, but a Hamburg Root Parsley caught my eye, so I ordered that too - it apparently tastes like a mixture of carrot and celeriac. In the shopping basket you go!

Also ordered a few plants whilst I was at it - Russian Sage, Cardoon, Cosmos (apricot lemonade).

Delivery time is 1-3 weeks = one happy me.

FionaD - 01 Jan 2021 16:18:14 (#15 of 362)

Happy New Year!

That sounds good, Cloggie. You can buy parsley root here at the greengrocer's, but I've never tried it. And I shall look out for the zephyr courgette.

Tricyrtis - 01 Jan 2021 16:22:10 (#16 of 362)

HNY threadsters!

Good haul, Cloggie. We grew root parsley this year and it's good, a bit like carrot and a bit like parsnip. A slightly more mealy texture, but very pleasant. Roasts well and the tops are just like parsley.

NotACloggie - 01 Jan 2021 16:42:28 (#17 of 362)

Sounds good, Tricy.

If I saw it on sale here, Fiona, I'd be very tempted to try it.

FionaD - 01 Jan 2021 17:13:34 (#18 of 362)

I shall buy some next time I see it and try it out.

NotACloggie - 01 Jan 2021 20:17:22 (#19 of 362)

Ooh,let me know if you liked it!

NotACloggie - 01 Jan 2021 20:17:34 (#20 of 362)

And also if you don't...

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