35 thoughts on “Sean's Allotment Garden 681: January Y2 – Bulbs, Seeds and Fruit

    gayla gavin

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I am late to the party, but I am sure the bulbs are fine. I have planted as late as Jan/Feb when I lived I the south and forced them first by a few months in the refrigerator. For straight planting In the ground , probably December is the latest I have done, but I think you could do as late as January, poss Feb, with no trouble, esp if they have been stored in an unheated location. Worst case scenario is that they wouldn't bloom well thisyear, but would still put out leaves and store energy for next year, but I don't think you need to worry.

    1twilight9

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Its always nice to hear the sparrows chirping, lovely : )

    Colin King

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Ive always used cardboard. Planted all my fruit bushes and trees the same as you, then added several layers of card board and either mulched or wood chips on top. I always find it works.

    Sajad Ahmed

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Hi Sean happy planting. Just hope we get good summer.

    Cathy West

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Hi There! The latest I have done bulbs is January, and they did fine! I am on the North West coast of Oregon, a half mile South of the Columbia River. Very rainy here, Feb is usually our worst month. I just set up my light and heat mat in place and am starting peppers both sweets and hots, onions leeks and shallots, sweet peas and TPS (True Potato Seeds). Yes, potatoes from seeds taken from those little tomatoey looking balls on the potato vines!

    Allotmentals Allotment

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I'd put weed membrane down rather than cardboard as I tried that and the cardboard soon disappears 😢.

    Bethan's Kitchen & Garden

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Look forward to seeing how your bulbs grow Sean, particularly the sea holly. I planted some daffodils and tulips early January too so hopefully both of ours will show up this spring 😊👍

    Steven Dowden

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    smashing video

    tim jaynes

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I've got my leeks, early peas (meteor) and cauliflower(i'm determined to get a good one this year) sown…just waiting for something to show. i'm hoping the sudden drop in temp isn't going to wipe them out.

    Nebraska Dave

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Sean, yeah, it's really bone chilling cold here in Nebraska as well. Thank goodness for warm houses. I haven't really started with planting seeds just yet but will start the first part of February. Your Lasagna method of tulips and crocus was quite interesting. I have a spring flower bed that …. well …. looks a little anemic. I always try to row crop farm flowers which never looks good. I've discovered that flowers are always better crowded together. They are social plants and do well touching each other. It's difficult to change my planting ideas but I'm working on it. I'm betting that all your bulbs will do just fine.

    Have a great seed planting day.

    Nebraska Dave

    Peter Cresswell

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Interesting to watch you just tip the crocus into the pot, in my novice naivety I thought they needing placing out so good to know I don't have to spend an age doing that.

    -1 I dream of that on our -5 Cumbria hill (yep in know that's summery compared to some places)

    Love the videos, I'm still learning so glad of all the UK gardening youtubers who taught me so much last year by watching by heir videos.

    Thanks again, look forward to the next "lesson"

    Linda Penney

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Awesome update thank you for your time in making these videos for us all and your self

    Ac S

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    The cardboard with bark chippings will look much nicer in your fruit garden Sean (in my humble opinion). Nice shed find! I just potted spring bulbs 2 weeks ago. I'm hoping that's going to work too. Fingers crossed!🤞🏻 LOL! I laughed so hard when you said very very very cold at -1! We've been getting -30! 🥶 I suspect you recall this cold from the days when you lived in Toronto? That's a stunning Amaryllis!

    Agribelle naturellement

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I've just seen your video, Here in France (in the north not so far from Calais), I didn't put my narcissus yet 😮 but tulip are in place since december.

    Hello Sean, fruit garden going to be really nice, don't have many bulbs, but the snowdrops are coming into there own and with the changing seasons plant them whenever you want, they willgrow when ready.

    ♻️Happy Gardening……..Terry King.

    Nick's Allotment Diary

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Sean, I had great success last year with bulbs placed in a planter in January. They all bloomed later than normal but put on a good show in late March and through April. Haven’t started any seeds yet but will start peppers off in February. Take care. Nick

    Weekend Lake Cabin

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I have planted spring bulbs in March, had them in the fridge for a week. They all came up first year.

    Ann matthews

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Great video Sean

    pete T.

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Hello Sean.

    At 7.00 you have black plant labels with white writing. What are the labels made from and what have you used to write with. I have had no end of problems using the standard white plastic labels as the jackdaws and magpies seem to be attracted to them have great fun pulling the lables out and scattering them around.

    Best wishes Pete

    Anne Scott

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Hi Sean I will let you know what happens to them when we get snow I'm sure they will slow down ☺

    Tracey Pye

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    It’s been a mild winter up to now February looking cold so hopefully they’ll bloom later for you. As you say it’ll be interesting to watch the development. I love all the birds singing around you.

    Biblical

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Looks great sean.

    Mary McAndrew

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I hope you show us an update when they're in full bloom! I planted a few new bulbs this autumn and get so excited to see them coming up, they're starting to show now. I love tulips and bought a few new ones from Wilko, had great luck with some from there last year. Can't wait to see them up!

    UPGardenr

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    -1c=30.8f is not cold

    Anne Scott

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Hi Sean great wee vidio nice wee collection of bulbs I am sure they will pop up I planted bulbs before at the end of December and they came up a wee bit later I have daffodils up about six inches with the heads on just now not sure what will happen it has been so frosty here in Scotland the ground is solid I'm sure they will be ok love your amaryllis it is beautiful well done .hope your getting on ok with you wwdiet take care Sean stay safe Anne Scott from Scotland

    Methuselah the Basin Bristlecone Pine

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Dear Sean thank you for the beautiful flowers that you are doing this year. i watch many garden makeover shows and feel that we should also get the diggers to do the land for us in domestic and allotment too. love the different seeds and bulbs you are doing this year. I have orchids growing in my window. Bulbs are still in ground. God bless.

    florie Brown

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    The fruit forest is coming on, I have a lot of snow drops that has come up and the daffodils are about to open. That is a very good tip to put the label slanted. I am about to sow my peppers I use a heated propagator. Than I sow the tomatoes. The amaryllis is beautiful I love them. Thanks for the video.

    The Swiss Plot

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    It feels like I’m so far behind but the weather is just far too cold here

    Pacific Northwest Gardener

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Trees in..check, found surprise spring bulbs planted..check, starting seed woot! Great update Sean😀

    Tracy's Little Patch of Dirt.

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Amerylis looks lovely beautiful colour.

    Andrew Martin

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    Might be wise to put the rhubarb in the corner – as, IIRC, currants like to get the air around them, and those big rhubarb leaves might restrict that a bit depending on how you do it.

    G&B Allotment Vlogs

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I will be uploading my seed order and setting up my grow room this weekend.

    Tracy L

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I find daffodils only require about 7-8 weeks of good hard chill to bloom. Tulips require more, about 10-12 weeks, and hyacinths somewhere in between.

    G&B Allotment Vlogs

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    If you have access to a mower I would leave the grass and weeds it looks so much neater if you can mow between the fruit and beds. Then put your raised beds up and put weed suppressant at the bottom, that’s how I do mine.

    November's Child

    (August 2, 2019 - 8:25 pm)

    I hope the late bulb planting experiment works. Your amaryllis is gorgeous!

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