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in The potting shed
and not to mention twee gifts like nail sets haha oh dear lord if you saw my dirty nails and calloused hands!!!!!
Hi Guy's!! First day back at work today! n it nearly killed me!! They say don't take time off work because ya come back to an abundance!! How true!! Lol!! Really ready for an Horlicks n bed!! (only 46! How bad is that!!) Ha! Ha! But cheers Sandra! I now know the meaning of a "rod" Thanks! Sad that I want to know, but my knowledge as been expanded!! n Rosie! Ya not mad!! Just concider yourself as one of the chosen few! Bet ya love sitting in the back garden listening to the bird song too!! With a cold glass of wine of coarse!!!! He! He! n Emma! Living in the North, I am holding back for planting out!! I have a boat load of stuff to go out, but waiting for a friend to do me some spikes for the raised beds so I can cover my crops as soon as they go in to to try save em from the cabbage white!!
Just out of interest, guys, and talking of creepy-crawlies, how do you kill slugs? I have all manner of ways of catching them - traps etc, but it really gives me the creeps to squash 'em, especially the big fat brown ones. What do you do?
I find a sharp pair of scissors does the trick! Just snip em in half into a bucket! qiute brutal but effective. But if a tad squemish, drop em in a bucket of salted water!
Yick!! No - I really couldn't cut 'em in half. But I need to do something - my lettuces are a shadow of what they were a week ago...
Ha! Ha! Well the salted bucket seem's your only answer! As well as a torch n night time patrol's!! Good luck with it!!
Okay - night time patrols and salty bucket it is then...
In other news, if the rain holds off I should be able to get shelves in my new shed today - then I can move my tools out of the cold frame (where they've been rather insecurely stored) and actually use the cold frame for plants. Huzzah!
What has everyone else got planned for this weekend?
Ha - your leeks must be further developed than mine - they look pathetic at the moment.
Best way to plant leeks - use a thick dibber - I use the end of an old broom. Make a nice deep hole and drop single leeks into each one so the top's sticking out, then water them in - don't bother back-filling the holes. It looks a bit odd but persevere!
I think they should be fine. I'm having to turn my toms on a daily basis as they keep growing towards the light. They'd better be bloomin' worth it. Last year the whole allotment got blight, so this year I'm trying a blight resistant one, which is frankly a bit weedy so far.
I've heard Gardener's Delight is the one to go for - but as I say I'm using blight resistant Ferline F1 - no idea what it will taste like.
Bury 'em up to their armpits, eh. Good thinking.
moneymaker is a good one newleaf..well established..and burying them is really successful if they have gone leggy
Rosie Plum - how small do they have to be to benefit from being buried? Mine are about three inches high now, but most of that's 'leg'. I'd like to repot with most of the stem under soil - would you say that would help at this stage?
Hi! !Guys!! My tomatoes on the kitchen windowsill are doing fine! got Gardeners delight! Cherry Tom!! Lovely taste!! Money Maker! Medium sized! n San Marzano! Plum! Type, which is a first for me!! See how we go!! n Sandra! Unfortuanatly for me I will be going away this weekend to sort my ol man's caravan! He sadly passed our way a few weeks back!! But on a plus note! my friend is gunna take over the allotment for this weekend n do me some fencing!! Bless him!!!
Oh! Sandra!! Got sidetracked!! Once they start growing there true leaf is a good time!!
How to Kill slugs..... Well, I use CHICKENS, yes, they eat slugs anad snails and bugs and anything else that crawls, wriggles, slimes but the chickens will also eat your plants, so make sure they are covered up before you let the chickens run riot on your garden or allotment.
hello everybody i am just asking about my cherry toms i am growing sweet baby for my hanging basket now today i read that i can not plant out untill they flower or i will only have green leaves no fruit so now i dont no which way to go can anybody advise me please thanks