Notes From the Allotment Sowing & Growing Record 2019
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Common Name
SpeciesVarietySupplier
Seed Sown
Germ Pos
1st Germ
Prick Out
Pot'd On
Plant Out
Final Position
First Harvest
Notes
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Chilli pepperCapsicum annuumBolivian RainbowPennard Plants12.01.1924C propagator20.01.1927.02.19n/a01.05.19Home greenhouse
Just under half lost due to etiolation before replacement lighting kit arrived. 6 growing v. strongly by mid-Feb under growlights.Small pots 27.02, back in propagator. x2 air-pots 1st May, 1 spare in regular 15cm pot.
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Chilli pepperCapsicum annuumTrifettiHeritage Seed Library12.01.1924C propagator19.01.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILAll lost due to etiolation before replacement lighting kit arrived.
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Goji BerryLycium ruthenicumBlack PearlPlant World Seeds12.01.1924C propagator17.01.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAIL
Only 2 seeds germinated by 30.01, v weak, 1 failed by 2.2. Remaining moved to cool prop 19.02. Too weedy to bother with
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Potato OnionAllium cepa (var. aggragatum?)Dakota Redvia Alex Taylor12.01.1924C propagator15.01.1919.02.1909.06.19Germinated well. Second batch to follow in March. P/Out to modules, g/hse.
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Chilli pepperCapsicum annuumTrifettiHeritage Seed Library02.02.1924C propagator10.02.1912.03.19n/a01.05.19Home greenhouse
Re-sow x6, 4x strong germination. Grown into good plants. x2 in air-pots 1st May, 1 spare in standard 15cm pot.
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ParsleyPetroselinum crispum Plain Leaved 2Jekka's Herb Seeds02.02.1924C propagator13.02.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILEtiolated - sown too early.
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ParsleyPetroselinum crispum Triple CurledPlant World Seeds02.02.1924C propagator13.02.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILOld seed, etiolated - sown too early.
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Garlic ChivesAllium tuberosumn/aMr Fothergill's02.02.1924C propagator11.02.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILV poor germination by 19.02, moved to cool prop
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ChervilAnthriscus cerefoliumSimpleMr Fothergill's02.02.1924C propagator11.02.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILV poor germination by 19.02, moved to cool prop
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AgrettiSalsola sodaRoscanoChiltern Seeds05.02.1924C propagatorDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNG
1yr old seed, short viability, low germination rate expectated. 48hr soak prior to sowing. Rotted away...
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Broad BeanVicia fabaStereoSuttons JW GFF07.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
DNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGbest by 2016 - seed rotted off pre-germination
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Broad Bean Vicia fabaMartock BeanPennard Plants07.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.02.19n/an/a30.03.19Allotment bed
100% germination. Affected by bean weevil after planting out but grew on beyond the damage. Harvest not great.
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OnionAllium cepa Red BaronMr Fothergill's23.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
08.03.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAIL
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OnionAllium cepa Ailsa CraigKing's Seeds23.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
07.03.1910.04.19n/a20.05.19Onion bed
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OnionAllium cepa LiliaGroseeds23.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
07.03.1910.04.19n/a20.06.19Onion bed
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OnionAllium cepa Bedfordshire ChampionMr Fothergill's23.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
07.03.1909.04.19n/a20.05.19Onion bed
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LeekAllium porrumMusselburghMr Fothergill's23.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
07.03.1925.04.19n/aOnion bedStarted off in seed trays, pricked out to deep trays.
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LeekAllium porrumLyon 2 (Prizetaker)Mr Fothergill's23.02.19
Unheated G/Hse
08.03.1928.05.19n/aOnion bedx48 pricked out to deep tray (slower growing than Musselburgh)
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TomatoSolanum lycopersiconMaghrebiHeritage Seed Library12.03.1920C propagator15.03.19n/a31.03.1927.05.19Allot greenhouse3 day germination. x4 in slyvagrow / growbags for trials. x4 to go in greenhouse floor bed.
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TomatoSolanum lycopersiconIldi F1 Mr Fothergill's12.03.1920C propagator15.03.19n/a31.03.1904.06.19Home greenhouse3 day germination. Potted in medium tubs, 75/25 sylvagrow / dalesfoot fruit & veg mix.
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TomatoSolanum lycopersiconSan Marzano red plumKing's Seeds12.03.1920C propagator15.03.19n/a31.03.1903.06.19Home greenhouse3 day germination. Potted in medium tubs, 75/25 sylvagrow / dalesfoot fruit & veg mix.
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RadishRaphanus sativusSparkler 3Mr Fothergill's12.03.19
Unheated G/Hse
22.03.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILDeep seed tray for growth to harvest? Thinned 24.03.19. BOLTED
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CarrotDaucus carota subsp. sativusEarly Nantes 2Thompson & Morgan20.03.19
Allotment bin #1
09.04.19n/an/an/aAllotment bin #1Direct sow. Good germination. Thinned out mid June.
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ParsnipPastanica sativaStudentKing's Seeds20.03.19Allotment bedDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNG
Fresh seed. Direct sow in ground. Station, 2 per, 7 - 10cm apart. Assume too cold when sown.
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Root ParsleyPetroselinum crispum tuberosumAtikaRealSeeds21.03.19Allotment bed20.04.19n/an/an/a21.03.19Direct sow in ground. Station, cluster per, 5 - 8cm apart. Old seed.
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BeetrootBeta vulgarisBoldor F1King's Seeds21.03.19Allotment bed10.04.19n/an/an/a21.03.19Direct sow in ground. Station, 2 per, 7 - 10cm apart. Half-row.
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BeetrootBeta vulgarisDetroit 2Johnson's21.03.19Allotment bed07.04.19n/an/an/a21.03.1921.07.19Direct sow in ground. Station, 2 per, 7 - 10cm apart. Half-row.
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Potato OnionAllium cepa (var. aggragatum?)Dakota Redvia Alex Taylor09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
19.04.19n/an/aSecond sowing. Tray + propagator lid.10 germinated.
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Pea, MangetoutPisum sativumShirazThompson & Morgan09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.04.1924.04.19n/a10.05.19Allotment pea frame30.06.19
x12 all germinated, all planted out. Growth fairly poor due to bad weather in May, harvest mediocre.
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Pea, MangetoutPisum sativumGolden SweetThompson & Morgan09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.04.1924.04.19n/a10.05.19Allotment pea frame30.06.19
x12 all germinated, all planted out. Growth fairly poor due to bad weather in May, harvest mediocre.
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Pea, MaincropPisum sativumTelephoneReal Seed Catalogue09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.04.1924.04.19n/a10.05.19Allotment pea frame15.07.19
x24 sown. About 18 germinated. 12 planted out. Vigorous, large pods, 8-10 peas in some. V tasty.
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Squash, patty panCucurbita pepoGreen & White Stripedvia Sophie Brompton09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
25.04.19n/a12.05.1905.06.19Allotment hugel bedFAIL
x3 very old seed, v slow germination. x3 planted out, base of hugelkultur bed, allotment. All killed by slugs
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Squash, patty panCucurbita pepoSunburst F1Mr Fothergill's09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
19.04.19n/a02.05.1905.06.19Allotment hugel bed
x9 germinated. x4 planted out, base of hugelkultur bed, allotment. 1 killed by slugs. Other 3 v lush after warm & wet July.
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OnionAllium cepaSilverskin de ParisJohnson's09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
DNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDeep seed tray for growth to harvest? V. poor germination. Old seed?
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CeleriacApium graveolens var. rapaceumPrinz F1Sow Seeds09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
20.04.1928.05.19n/a23.06.19Allotment bedTiny seed, surface sown. Tray + propagator lid.
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Cape GooseberryPhysalis peruvianaGolden BerryMr Fothergill's09.04.1920C propagator20.04.1928.05.19FAILFAILFAILFAIL
x8 small pot for pricking out, 4 tiny seedlings germinated eventually, but barely any onward growth
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Cabbage, SweetheartBrassica oleraceaJersey WakefieldThompson & Morgan09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
20.04.1923.05.19n/a16.06.19Allotment bedx60, small modules
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Cabbage, SummerBrassica oleraceaGolden Acre (Primo II)Mr Fothergill's09.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.04.1923.05.19n/a16.06.19Allotment bedx60, small modules
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TomatoSolanum lycopersiconPatio Plum (perennial)Pennard Plants09.04.1920C propagator20.04.19FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILx6, small tray 3 germinated, v weak, poor growth. Disappointing.
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CucumberCucumis sativusBeth AlphaMr Fothergill's13.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
DNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNG0/8 germination
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SweetcornZea maysMirai White F1Suttons JW GFF13.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
20.04.19n/an/a09.06.19Allotment bedx20, 1 per root trainer module. Only 8 germinated.
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CucamelonMelothria scabraMexican GherkinKing's Seeds13.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
20.04.19n/an/a09.06.19Allotment framex9, in 4 root trainer modules. Not very vigorous through July.
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MelonCucumis meloPetit Gris de RennesThomas Etty13.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
19.04.19n/a19.05.1909.06.192 in allot greenhouseMoved to propagator post-germinaion to grow on. V weak, spindly plants. Not much hope.
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CourgetteCucurbita pepoRomanescoMr Fothergill's13.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
20.04.19n/a12.05.1925.05.19 x2Allotment bed23.07.19x6, 2 per 7cm pot. x4 germinated. Moved to propagator post-germinaion to grow on
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CourgetteCucurbita pepoBlack BeautyMr Fothergill's13.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
17.04.19n/a12.05.1925.05.19 x3Allotment bedx4, 2 per 7cm pot. x3 germinated. Moved to propagator post-germinaion to grow on
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CourgetteCucurbita pepoJaguar F1Unwins Gro-Sure13.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.04.19n/a12.05.1925.05.19 x2Allotment bed23.07.19x4, 2 per 7cm pot. x2 germinated. Moved to propagator post-germinaion to grow on
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CarrotDaucus carota subsp. sativusNantes 5Mr Fothergill's17.04.19
Allotment bin #2
03.05.19n/an/an/aAllotment bin #2Direct sow in carrot bin #2.
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ParsnipPastanica sativaGladiator F1Sow Seeds17.04.19Allotment bed11.05.19n/an/an/aAllotment bedDirect sow in ground. Station, 2 per, 7 - 10cm apart.
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BasilOcimum basilicumMrs Burns LemonJekka's Herb Seeds18.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
22.04.1908.06.19n/aPots in home g/hseFast germination - heatwave
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BasilOcimum basilicumSweet GenoveseMr Fothergill's20.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.04.1908.06.19n/aPots in home g/hseFast germination - heatwave
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LettuceLactuca sativaLollo RossaSow Seeds24.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
02.05.19n/an/an/aBalconniere tray03.06.19Balconniere tray
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MizunaBrassica rapaMizunaMr Fothergill's24.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
28.04.19n/an/an/aBalconniere tray15.05.19Balconniere tray - mixed
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Red MustardBrassica junceaOriental Ruby StreaksMr Fothergill's24.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
28.04.19n/an/an/aBalconniere tray15.05.19Balconniere tray - mixed
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Corn SaladValerianella locustaMedaillonMr Fothergill's24.04.19
Unheated G/Hse
28.04.19n/an/an/aBalconniere tray???Balconniere tray - mixed
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SquashCucurbita pepoChicago Warted HubbardHeritage Seed Library01.05.1920C propagatorDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGx3, small pots, zero germinated (no idea why...)
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SquashCucurbita pepoUchiki KuriJohnsons01.05.1920C propagatorDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGx8, small pots, zero germinated (no idea why...)
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SquashCucurbita pepoHarlequinPennard Plants01.05.1920C propagatorDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGx4, small pots, zero germinated (no idea why...)
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SquashCucurbita maximaCrown Prince F1Sow Seeds01.05.1920C propagatorDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGx5, small pots, zero germinated (no idea why...)
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CourgetteCucurbita pepoBurpees Golden ZucchiniReal Seed Catalogue01.05.1920C propagator16.05.19n/a19.05.1925.05.19 x1Allotment bedearly Augx4, small pots, 2 per. Only 1 germinated. V poor fruit, hardly any growth.
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisLazy HousewifeHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisSan AntonioHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisTiger BeanHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisCoco BicolourHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisBlue and WhiteHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
16.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisRed Striped Fall BeanHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisVeitch's ClimbingHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
19.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisBlack DelgadoHeritage Seed Library12.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
18.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisBlacksmith's BeanHeritage Seed Library15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.05.19n/an/a16.06.19
Allotment bean frames
early AugRoot trainer + lid. Only 1 germinated, weak seedling (old seed)
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Climbing French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisKentucky Wonder WaxJohnson's15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
DNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGRoot trainer + lid. DNG second year running... crap seed.
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Climbing BeanPhaseolus aegypticusPea BeanPennard Plants15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
DNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGRoot trainer + lid. Old seed
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Dwarf French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisAfiaHeritage Seed Library15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.05.19n/an/a18.06.19
Allotment bean frames
01.08.19Root trainer + lid
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Dwarf French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisMontezuma's RedHeritage Seed Library15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.05.19n/an/a18.06.19
Allotment bean frames
01.08.19Root trainer + lid
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Dwarf French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisBlack CocoHeritage Seed Library15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.05.19n/an/a18.06.19
Allotment bean frames
01.08.19Root trainer + lid
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Dwarf French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisBrown SoldierHeritage Seed Library15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
23.05.19n/an/a18.06.19
Allotment bean frames
01.08.19Root trainer + lid
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Dwarf French BeanPhaseolus vulgarisFerrariMr Fothergill's15.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
25.05.19n/an/a18.06.19
Allotment bean frames
01.08.19Root trainer + lid
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ParsnipPastanica sativaTender & TrueThomas Etty16.05.19Allotment bed---n/an/an/a23.05.19
Fresh seed. Direct sow in ground. Station, 2 per, 7 - 10cm apart. Replacement for failed 'Student'.
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SweetcornZea maysMirai White F1Suttons JW GFF23.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
27.05.19n/an/a23.06.19Allotment bed03.09.19Re-sow x16. Pre-soaked. 1 per root trainer module. Only 6 germinated. Smallish cobs.
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Pea (for pea shoots)Pisum sativumKelvedon WonderWilko's27.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
30.05.19n/an/an/aHome GreenhouseJune5 yr old seed. Still germinated.
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SquashCucurbita pepoUchiki KuriPennard Plants30.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
DNGDNGDNGDNGDNGDNGCompsted bark, large module, loose prop. lid on top
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SquashCucurbita pepoInca Gold F1Johnson's30.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
08.06.19n/a02.07.1913.07.19Hugelkultur bed
Composted bark, large module, loose prop. lid on top. x6 potted on. 3 panted, hugeljultur bed climbing frame.
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SquashCucurbita maximaCrown Prince F1Premier Seeds Direct30.05.19
Unheated G/Hse
08.06.19n/a02.07.1913.07.19Main squash bedComposted bark, large module, loose prop. lid on top. x6 potted on.
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SquashCucurbita ficifoliaShark Fin MelonFrom Gordon (OH vol.)???????????????13.07.19Main squash bedx1, gift from Gordon.
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CarrotDaucus carota subsp. sativusPurple SunSuttons JW GFF01.06.19
Allotment bin #3
???n/an/an/aAllotment bin #3Weak germination
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CarrotDaucus carota subsp. sativusCreme de LiteSuttons JW GFF01.06.19
Allotment bin #4
???n/an/an/aAllotment bin #4Early AugustGood germination. Thinning mid July, baby carrots from early August.
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KaleBrassica oleraceaGeorgia Southern CollardHeritage Seed Library02.06.19
Unheated G/Hse
08.06.19n/an/a30.07.19Allotment bedGood germination. Planted out under enviromesh tent.
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KaleBrassica oleraceaMadeleyHeritage Seed Library02.06.19
Unheated G/Hse
06.06.19n/an/a01.08.19Allotment bedGood germination. Planted out under enviromesh tent.
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KaleBrassica oleraceaCurly ScarletMr Fothergill's02.06.19
Unheated G/Hse
08.06.19n/an/a01.08.19Allotment bedGood germination. Planted out under enviromesh tent.
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KaleBrassica oleraceaNero di ToscanaMr Fothergill's02.06.19
Unheated G/Hse
07.06.19n/an/a30.07.19Allotment bedGood germination. Planted out under enviromesh tent.
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AchochaCyclanthera brachyastacha (??)??From Gordon (OH vol.)??????????????????Pot in greenhousex1, gift from Gordon.
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SwedeBrassica napus napobrassicaBest of AllMr Fothergill's26.08.19Direct sow02.09.19n/an/an/aAllotment bedFast (but patchy) germination in warm, moist soil
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SwedeBrassica napus napobrassicaGowrieMr Fothergill's26.08.19Direct sow02.09.19n/an/an/aAllotment bedFast (but patchy) germination in warm, moist soil
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Turnip Brassica rapa rapiferaKaskinaurisHeritage Seed Library26.08.19Direct sow29.08.19n/an/an/aAllotment bedV fast germination in warm, moist soil
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Turnip Brassica rapa rapiferaPetrowskiMr Fothergill's26.08.19Direct sow29.08.19n/an/an/aAllotment bedV fast germination in warm, moist soil
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Turnip Brassica rapa rapiferaPurple Top MilanMr Fothergill's26.08.19Direct sow29.08.19n/an/an/aAllotment bedV fast germination in warm, moist soil
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