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One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:43
Carrots are in a big dog bath that I prepped with used compost, new compost and sharp sand then fleeced over.

Only seeds not up now are the sweet peas. Only thing left to sue is my beans but may weekend is my date and I'm sticking to what my grandad always told me !

My lettuce are in a pop bottle and are now about an inch tall!!! Yay!!! Just neeeeeeeed to get my plastic greenhouse up now!!!

Oh and my perennial seed is not up but only set about 4 days ago!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:37
That made me smile!!! Would just turn up in my jodhpurs and riding boots, that may do the trick!! You know I have no idea how big tyres or the inside but are, so no clue if would sit on top.

Does earthing up make for bigger crops or just shield from the frost. Mine are in the conservatory and will then go in my plastic greenhouse, so hopefully won't get frost damaged!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:01
Don't seem to have time to watch tv so no clue if blue Peter is on.

Question for you all. I planted tatties in builders buckets and they are just showing. I fancied earthing up but how do I make my buckets taller withou spending lots on equipment. If not poss then I won't earth up. Just wondered if it would increase my crop. Any views or ideas??

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:32
I. 'Borrowed' some from mum but they never made it back!!! I would appreciate knowing how to make drip feed water solutions for everyday or while I'm away!

More ideas please everyone, lets share and inspire each other. Especially if it saves us money!!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:23
I'm loving it. This year I made some paper pots and I'm waiting for my sweet peas to germinate in them.

I also save the plastic tubs that meat, fish and mushrooms etc come in! I can either stand things in them or make holes and use as seed trays etc!

Why spend more than we have to! Just wish my bottles were more so similar size to my pots. I have round cloche on a square pot, but I'm trying!!!! The cutting seems to have perked up since I put in the bottle!!! Tx

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:18
Why thankyou, I think I'm blushing! Although I accompanied my sister in a horsey blast around the village tracks rather than gardening today! Although returned home to one if my courgettes being up and 2 sugarsnap peas. So they took 7 days!

Not that I was counting!

It's raining here so just hoop my little carrots under fleece will be ok. Although not germinated yet!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:47
I have plopped one over a dahlia cutting, took the lid off and left it to its own devices!! Spray in the hole at the top to keep the leaves moist! Fingers crossed!

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:44
Once again a veritable feast of facts. Thanks!!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 23:22
A picture if a couple of mine. Lettuce are up, tomatos aren't as yet!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 23:18
Anyone out there save and use pop bottles to made propogators, cloches etc?? I have for the first ever time. I have also used one to put over a fresh dahlia cutting. Do throwing it out there, good, bad, uses. Does it help in rooting cuttings?

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