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Originally posted by Salzburglilly Salzburglilly wrote:

Been growing a big batch of Ghost peppers,Cayene peppers and Carolina Reapers,(love Indian and spicy food).

Side of the house is a bit muddy ,going to put some grass seed down on Monday as we are heading for a week of 20 degrees here,don't know much about lawns,any tips lads ? (apart from Baldy )
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Most of them love the sun and lots of water too , now if you are growing them outside make sure they are well covered as any kind of a frost will kill them all stone dead .
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Originally posted by MayoMark MayoMark wrote:

Originally posted by Salzburglilly Salzburglilly wrote:

Been growing a big batch of Ghost peppers,Cayene peppers and Carolina Reapers,(love Indian and spicy food).

Side of the house is a bit muddy ,going to put some grass seed down on Monday as we are heading for a week of 20 degrees here,don't know much about lawns,any tips lads ? (apart from Baldy )

Depends on what is on the patch. 

Clear it off of any weeds etc, spike it, get some top soil and spread a decent amount of seed 👍 if it's a very wet patch you could do a top soil/sand mix but make sure it's a fairly coarse sand


Cheers Marko, there is some grass already there , i have the seed and top soil,no sand unfortunately , hardware shops shut here ,so water once /twice  daily ?
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Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by Salzburglilly Salzburglilly wrote:

Been growing a big batch of Ghost peppers,Cayene peppers and Carolina Reapers,(love Indian and spicy food).

Side of the house is a bit muddy ,going to put some grass seed down on Monday as we are heading for a week of 20 degrees here,don't know much about lawns,any tips lads ? (apart from Baldy )
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Have you grown peppers before ?
 
Most of them love the sun and lots of water too , now if you are growing them outside make sure they are well covered as any kind of a frost will kill them all stone dead .


I tried and failed last year,better prepared this year,i've been growing them inside by the window since lockdown started 17 days ago,got a greenhouse from Lidl so i plan on moving them out there once it  gets warmer at night.
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Originally posted by Salzburglilly Salzburglilly wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by Salzburglilly Salzburglilly wrote:

Been growing a big batch of Ghost peppers,Cayene peppers and Carolina Reapers,(love Indian and spicy food).

Side of the house is a bit muddy ,going to put some grass seed down on Monday as we are heading for a week of 20 degrees here,don't know much about lawns,any tips lads ? (apart from Baldy )
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Have you grown peppers before ?
 
Most of them love the sun and lots of water too , now if you are growing them outside make sure they are well covered as any kind of a frost will kill them all stone dead .


I tried and failed last year,better prepared this year,i've been growing them inside by the window since lockdown started 17 days ago,got a greenhouse from Lidl so i plan on moving them out there once it  gets warmer at night.
Super took me a couple of years before i got the hang of it then i blew out last year as not sure what happened .
The main thing is when they start to flower much later in the year , next is that they will need to be pollenated with our good friends the bees , so leave the door open during the day the bees will do the rest Thumbs Up
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You need to make sure the seed doesn't dry out so water accordingly but don't overdo it, depending on the weather ye are having. Good luck with it, post up results Thumbs Up
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Also if there is any dead grass or moss on the soil, rake it up first before putting down seed, the seed needs to have good contact with the soil! 
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Have a good grasp of the avocado tree growth process now.

Seeing as it's all about gardening, here are some of the stages
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What are those above?

Planted some courgette and green bean seeds the other day. I've a feeling the magpies have eaten the seeds, so planted more today.

     
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Well yeah. The pip (seed) then the plant at the forefront of each photo is the same pip/seed a few months on.
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Impressive. Going to give that a try and I eat a lot of avocados.
Are you just growing them in your kitchen?


     
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Yeah in the kitchen. It's a long enough process but it's a bitta craic. Take the seed from the avocado, with the pointy side up, stick 3 toothpicks into it as use them as a bridge to suspend the seed in a glass of water. Make sure the point is above water so it can dry out and crack. Eventually the whole thing will begin to crack and you should see a root begin to protrude after a while. 

Leave it in the water until its about 12 inches in height from the stem. Then plant it in a big pot. 

Ps, try a few seeds at a time as not all of them germinate.

Pps, unless we get unseasonable weather it's unlikely it will bear fruit and i think i read that the tree needs to be 7 years before it does. So i dont think you will be munching on your own avocados Horsey. Makes for a nice plant though LOL
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