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I have grown from seed Radish - Carrots - Beetroot - and Spring Onions in my small
garden. The foliage grew strongly but with only a thin 'straddle' of root to show for my effort from each of the above.
My first attempt, never tried 'em before, what on earth did I do wrong?
Any 'help' most appreciated.
I had a similar problem with a cat, so I obtaied a cat-litter tray and placed it in the garden. The cat used that in preference to the garden soil.
Worth a try?
John from north London. wrote (see)
I have grown from seed Radish - Carrots - Beetroot - and Spring Onions in my small garden. The foliage grew strongly but with only a thin 'straddle' of root to show for my effort from each of the above. My first attempt, never tried 'em before, what on earth did I do wrong? Any 'help' most appreciated.
John, how much direct sun did they get? They all need as much as possible. Carrots, in particular, also need very friable soil without lumps, stones or any other obstacles.
dambuster wrote (see)
Can anyone give me advice on deterring cats from messing on my garden. It doesn't matter if it is freshly dug soil or not they will find a spot. Thank you.
Slight irrelevant to the topic being discussed-you would be best to start a new discussion-then you will get replies from cat-lovers and cat-haters or search the forum for previous discussions
Hello, and thanks Italophile and Passionate.
I did all that and still had a poor result. I purchased a rectangular 'Wicker' container and half filled it with 'Grow-Bag' soil. Placed in a sunny(ish) spot and the seeds were deep enough in the container in order to avoid carrot-fly and other 'enemies.' Planted in late April maybe we had too much rain and cool weather? They are still within the container, maybe we'll have lovely fresh carrots for Christmas lunch...!!!
Thanks for you advice and help, I will 'take on board' everything you suggested again next year.
Please translate "bump"?!
I think Pash is 'bumping' the threads up to try to push the spam down.
hi all I grow my carrots in header tanks ( the tank in toilet when you flush) put a few bricks in base cover with old membrain put sprinkle slug pellets in base incase slugs get in holes (also drilla few holes in bottom so to much water can drain away ) mix good soil with a good compost b/f/b mix make the lines for seeds I have I seed container that you just tap jently and 1or2 seeds drop out saves waste cover firm down with a home made press water with a good spray head so water in fine not a big flush to wash seeds away put a few slug pellets on top put tanks on top of water barrels about 4ft of ground so far good carrots ( some people say a lot of fussing about for nothing ) but I useualy have better crop than them and it keeps me mind working Michael