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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???

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 19:00
I hope it doesn't snow As my perennials are just peakin through!!

White fly on greens and aphid on lupin and scabiosa

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 00:12
Fit tips = DIY tips. Seems I can't spell when it gets late. Apologies!

White fly on greens and aphid on lupin and scabiosa

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 00:10
Anyone got any DIY hints on minimising the strange tiny white flys in greens in the veg patch, would appear I still have then even in winter. Also aphid or greenfly on lupin and scabiosa. I seem to recall my dear grandad spraying washing up liquid water but can't remember what this was meant to cure. Any hints and fit tips for safe pesticides. I have a dog so need to watch what chemicals we use.

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:57
Gosh spelling mistakes galore! Sorry

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:55
Got a courgette seed to try too. Beans and carrots, but will sow carrots direct. Just got such joy last year from seeing my plants grow on. I just hope they all overwintered ok. But will still have fun growing and giving!! I have heard that my marigolds may not come the sane as last year. Any views on this. They were about a foot tall and large white or creamy yellow balls. They were planted seperate to minimise cross pollination. But u have been told they may go leggy. I was planning to take out the lead tip when first bid appeared (flower head) do you have any experience or hints/tips??

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:36
Chica and WW thankyou. Some if my cuttings I took late on are coming ok, some just look green and brown. So I wanted to try and top up supplies with seeds. I started my garden last year and bought perennials at quite a cost from garden centres. When the seeds came the scrimper in me couldn't resist!!!

I only have small room available but really fancied sharing with family that have larger gardens. I know the marigold f1 that I took seed from, if I'm successful I will have homes for them!! Just think it will be fun and very satisfying. I have a 6ftx8ft pop up greenhouse but fear its too early to get it out, or is it. Shall I just stick to my unheated conservatory?

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