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Bargain Hunting

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 13:45
All great ideas. Really got the gardening juices flowing!!

Any top tips on water collection when you don't have a water butt. Anyone save water in milk containers etc? Water meter says I shouldn't be watering but I need to in spring summer. Wish I had a water butt but they are costly and involve cutting my guttering!

Bargain Hunting

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 07:50
You buy tubs from the tip???

Bargain Hunting

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 21:46
Green tooth, v lovely and would look great in my garden. How much do you think these have cost in materials. What plastic do you use and where from??

Bargain Hunting

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 20:19
Thanks all. I saw a plastic trough on ebay. It's 36cm deep by 66 cm in diameter and 90ltrs. It's ??20.50 after postage. Didn't know if its deep enough but also its quite costly.

I didn't really fancy making anything as I have so many other 'home' projects to do. I know that seems slack but I want to do so many little bits in the garden and home and by the time I make them it will probably be past the time to plant.

Bargain Hunting

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:23
I'm looking for tubs/troughs to place in the back garden to suppliment my raised bed. I have a dog bath which I planted with perennials last year whilst preparing my flower beds. I will use this for carrots this year. I do however need more economy tubs/troughs that will last more than one year. I have builders buckets but they are usually for my tomatos. Anyone got any contacts or cheap ideas. I need something for climbing French beans and sugar snap peas. Courgette, potatos and greens will go in the raised bed. Thanks in anticipation

Potato confusion

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 15:34
I have tried swift but was weak flavour. Vivaldi was nice. Charlotte and Nicola were nice salad types. But that was on sandy soil at a previous house. I literally planted what my dad couldn't fit in.

With our new raised bed we only have 12x13ft and then tubs so we really want to make the most!

Def doing Nantes carrots in my dog bath, French beans in tubs up a obelisk. Courgette, sugarsnps have been ordered so they will be going in! (If I get them to germinate !)

Just seems that seed tatties on the web seem so expensive if your wanting to pick a variety! I like a bargain but can't seem to find Anything on the tattie front!!

Potato confusion

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 15:02
Ha ha, I mean to put a block or couple if rows!! Need to be economical to get as much as I can.

Still have some purple sprouting taking up part of my bed, will have to work round it!

Potato confusion

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 14:15
I'm just playing with 13x12ft so don't want to fill with potatoes, prob just under half then courgette and sugarsnap peas.

French beans in a tub and carrots in a deep dog bath. Not sure maybe a cabbage or 2

Potato confusion

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:48
Thankyou. There is a massive postage difference too so may go with the 2.5kg as the postage is half.

Just really undecided on a variety. We have raised beds and they were installed last year. Really liked the description of it being extremely blight resistant. Any other hint or tips on varieties would be great. Thanks

Potato confusion

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 23:25
Hi all I'm just looking in my catalogues and Internet and have come across a seed tattie called Orla. Anyone had this before, how have you found it. Also I'm finding conflicting sites, some selling by no of tubers 20 for 4.99 plus 5 postage. Another selling 2.5kg for about 5pounda if I recall. Am I better buying by number or weight, I have no idea how many seed potatos are approximately in a 2.5kg. Any clues???

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