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Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 12:54
Thank you

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:01
Brilliant discodave thanks. Another project to get going with. May have to be in my conservatory however its unheated, hope this will work!

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 08:01
I will try mine tonight If I'm home in decent time!!

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:50
What seed compost do you use. Are the cheaper brands ok or go with John innes? The gazania came from ebay so no details are in English on the pack, the rest are taken from my garden incase I lost my newly planted perennials. Insurance policy if you will, even if I don't know when or how to sow them!

Some of my cuttings have come through, but some are looking rather de shrivelled!

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:19
I lifted mine and stored in shredded paper. Do I bury in compost, or leave a but poking out?? Some are hard and some are softer, is it worth trying them all or just the rock solid ones??

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:48
I have posted on the veg threads and will be trying carrots in some of my old compost. However has anyone sown perennial seeds in used compost, does it work!? I'm wanting to sow my gazania kiss series seeds soon (not sure when and how yet). This will be the first year I have sown my own seed and some bought seed. I have: Marigold Gazania Salvia Coreopsis Dahlia Liatris Verbena Echinacea Lobelia queen Victoria Scabiosa Beaujolais bonnets. Any handy hints tips And timings on these would be much appreciated.

Raised beds and pots

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:29
Will a piece that you have in the fridge work??? Do I keep indoors or out. I may just give this another go. Thanks

Raised beds and pots

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 19:46
Thankyou Chica, last time I tried that I got nothing at all and when I looked at the ginger it had gone to mush!

We had kale in the raised bed this year. I stole 2 plants from my dad and they have been amazing. I have no idea on the variety and neither does dad. So feel free to suggest good varieties. It's a curly leaf and very mild greens flavour.

My main worry/annoyance is getting hold of plants (veg) the shops stock them in packs of 6-8 and v expensive.

I remember as a child pulling up at houses with signs on the road selling greens and leeks ready to plant in your beds at v decent prices.

How do you all do it. Peas, beans, carrots, parsnips, potatoes we have grown from seed and down direct but I'm lost in what else I can do from seed but won't waste the remainder of the pack before it goes off.

Any help would be appreciated. Or prolific cropping climbing French bean as I don't like stringy beans.


Raised beds and pots

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:42
The drive goes up one side and the other us about 60ft x 20ft. With a bed at top next to house, circular in the centre and a corder bed by the drive entrance. Was going to out perennials - evergreens in here to give colour!

I have a large pop up greenhouse about 6ft x 8 ft so will put that up in the back garden where its more sheltered.

Raised beds and pots

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 14:20
Well I Agree totally but we only had a concrete patch of 10ft square and the wood we had access to was this size. We put and across to access it! I wish I had more space but not at the back, we only have a small back garden but most of our space is at the front. I haven't yet look to change this to veg as I'm worried it will make the front of the house look messy. If I knew how to put a picture on here I would show you my garden.

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