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Revitalise spent compost - how??

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 21:12

Think the carrot sandy mix will be bagged up over winter and used for potatos when I have added some fish and bone stuff I bought today.

the beans compost will go for next years carrots.

 

the potato and tomato will mulch round my beds?? How does that sound? Anything that is left I will add more new compost to and use for French beans. 

am-i-insane-or-a-genius-or-neither---seeds

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 21:06

I found some 3" pots so now have 32 lupins in those. Operation pansies on Monday when I have gathered some modular pots from friends and family. 

is-this-the-year-of-the-dahlia

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 22:42

Is there an easy way of telling if your dahlia seed from bought plants will be fertile??

Japanese anemones

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 22:17

Mine was planted in June and no flowers yet but there are buds. My farther leaves his but I have noticed he only gets the one flush of flowers with this method, a waste I think!! I will def leave the last few flowers when I get them hoping for some self down gems

am-i-insane-or-a-genius-or-neither---seeds

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 20:30

Lupins are due to be potted up tomorrow, I have about 30 and I'm wondering what size pots to overwinter, any ideas. 

Also my pansies have true leaves so they are going to be potted for winter, what size pots???

Revitalise spent compost - how??

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 20:25

Thanks verdun. Yes only carrots and they did Well and didn't suffer with pests. I really hoped I could use this for my carrots again but maybe not you think??

I know I want potatos carrots tomato and climbing French beans in tubs next year. Can any of those go back into this compost if I mix together and fertilise with ??????

 

is-this-the-year-of-the-dahlia

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:43

Love dahlias, my cuttings rooted easily this spring, i managed to pot on 357 self collected seed for my parents and they have an incredible mixed show. Def a must for next Year. Do cheap when you save tubers or set your own seed. I hope I keep my mini dahlia and we bought a new red one this year I am in love with, I hope I keep it through the winter. See pictures...

large ball red one http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/373213818567917568/photo/1

 

small red one(hence my name) http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/373214056976375808/photo/1

Centaureas

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:32

I stole one from my dads bed, oops!!! It was self sown and his looked Doo good enmass. No idea of variety but its a purple/lilac

Revitalise spent compost - how??

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:28

Hi all I am thinking ahead for next year.... This year I had tubs with potato, some French beans, carrots, tomato. 

 

what I need to know is how to revitalise this for next year???? The carot bed was a big cement tub 4ft x2ft by 2.5ft deep. This was spent compost, new compost and sand. I dont really want to waste this mix especially as the sand sealant cheap. What should I do??

the beans, potato and soon I will have tomato spent, how can I revitalise???

potato-blight

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 19:09

I seem to get blight so before I hachange ce I chopped off my tops and left the tatties In the ground blight didn't hit us this year!!! Yay!!! I would burn or bin tops and keep compost away from veg or tomatoes. I try not to water my tops I water soil to stop the humidity issue that people says brings on blight!!

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