Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Vegetables Appearing In "Portugal" My Polytunnel.

 Things are starting to happen in the polytunnel:



Spudatoes appear in the compost filled fish box.



Osteospermum cuttings I made last Autumn have flower buds forming.  You can also see my onions sets sprouting.

Peas growing in compost filled modules.  There's also beetroots seedlings at the top of the picture.

More onion sets.  They like to be started off in compost in the micro climate of  the polytunnel.

Things are progressing nicely.  Have you started sowing your vegetables  yet?





22 comments:

  1. Sounds marvellous. I've only got a patio now after years of growing lots of fruit and veg. I will be growing salad leaf and chard in troughs.

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    1. Hi Jean. I once grew potatoes on an upstairs flat window sill. You can grow a lot in containers and grow bags. Thanks.

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  2. No but I am still sowing my wild oats like Benny Hill.

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    1. Ha,ha.😊 He must have worn Brut or Old Spice aftershave. Those girls chased him everywhere. I found him very funny. A comic legend.

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    2. His humour was too subtle for my liking. re. aftershave, I prefer "Hai Karate". Remember that?

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    3. I do remember Hai Karate YP.

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  3. I'll have 3lb of spuds and half a dozen beetroot please, when you're ready.

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  4. Onions and lettuces are growing nicely but that's all. An early basil and the mint, parsley, chives, oregano, celery and thyme are thriving. Tomatoes have not appeared yet. I may try a different seed .
    The weather has changed again here. It's winter again. 10oC.

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    1. Hi Linda. Sounds like you have got a bumper crop to look forward to harvesting. Windy and showers here today. Thanks.

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    1. OK then. I'll have to eat Pot Noodles in the meantime!

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    2. Oh no!🤔 Do you remember Pot Rice? Yuck. You and P should sail over on your yacht. No Pirate flags.😊

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  6. No at all - very tardy on that front. I may try to grow some potatoes in tubs but otherwise we have alovely neighbour with an allotment... and a farmer with eggs...

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    1. You can't beat homegrown new potatoes The bike shed. I use to love my allotments in Blighty. I love the Heath Robinson allotment architecture and the camaraderie you have. Rural living is very isolated. Sounds like you've got some lovely neighbours?

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  7. Hi. I have my potatoes planted. a row of dwarf beans growing nicely, a row of broad beans, up well and being dug up and eten by mice,peas and mangetout are up. Tomatoes(20 types) anf 12 types of sweet peppers, all about3" high and under a light still.3 courgette,I am trying early.kohl rabi,chard, cabbage, lettuce, onions, leekskale,spinachand some chinese veg.asparus, well up and strawberries growing fast. Hope we dont get more severe frosts though.
    Kathy

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  8. Flipping heck. You have been very very busy Kathy. I believe the old country estate gardeners use to soak their peas in paraffin to deter mice from eating them. I believe it's supposed to be a very cold Easter in the UK. Might be worth investing in some garden fleece?

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    1. Good idea. They say the tunnel protects from 1 c and each layer of fleece or glass adds 1c more of protection.
      Kathy

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  9. I am always amazed the warmth of the polytunnel plastic makes when I shelter from a passing shower.

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  10. Ah man. You're killing me. It won't be wise to begin planting root vegetables until maybe mid-April. It's supposed to snow the first week of April here. But I got a card table full of goodies in front of the eastern window. Pretty much everything has sprouted and that makes me happy.

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    1. Hi Debby. It's great to see things sprouting even if it's too cold and soon to plant them outside.

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  11. Veg artist - for the third time!!!
    2nd earlies chitting, red and brown onions in modules, kale, globe artichokes, sweet peas, nasturtiums, french marigolds and sunflowers sown.
    Have you ever grown globe artichokes? Any tips?

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  12. Hi Veg artist. Good to read how busy you have been. Globe artichokes are members of the Thistle family. So they must be pretty hardy. We've grown Jerusalem artichokes in the past.

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