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lets all hope for some decent weather soon! I find the trouble with cold frames is the slugs and snails. We have tried pellets, grit, and coffee grounds but nothing seems to work.
Try Vitax Slug-off - it says that it is harmless to pets and wildlife (except presumably slugs and snails!) - also you can dig it into the soil afterwards.
I've sown an array of different coloured podded french/runner beans this year in the hope I'll be able to see them better and pick them before they go stringily long and not nice to eat. I struggle to find all the green podded ones.
Yes Im guilty as well,but I have transplanted my runners into larger pots,to big for the moduals that they were in,there about 6 to 8 inches,now they are in my outside plastic greenhouse,,open in the day,closed at night ,still growing strong,fingers crossedlizzy
Will probably start mine next weekend - in growtubes in the cold frame - we're still getting some sharp frosts here.
i only planted mine last week.. and they are just coming up.. left mine to later this year as so cold.. just got my cosmos up that i planted last week also.. everything bit behind.. seeded so many seeds last week.. my greenhouse is full.. all my summer bedding.
and the weather has been so nice of late.. i hope we dont pay for it later.. everything has come to life with the warmth we have had..even the grass is gowing now.