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Spanish Dagger

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:28

Hi Edd were going for the seeds, being a late summer plant when would you start the seeds ( in greenhouse i suppose ) 

 

Fig Tree

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:26

Alison,when i do plant figs in the ground the pit needs to be about 2 feet x 2 feet restricted by slabs etc open rubble bottom for good drainage for a fig to settle and fruit, big pots are good also perhaps a bigger (one size up is normal) or if fig is well established a 24 inch and heavier pot, or tie the tree to wall or stake depending where its going, my last years cuttings are being potted on to 12 inch pots for the first year then bigger ones or pits, next year ,re-positioned figs can sometimes suffer from shock loss of leaves etc but do recover.  good luck.

Growing mealworms for beginners.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:01

cheers Edd

Spanish Dagger

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 11:57

Edd high matey ,do you mean i can collect seeds to grow from the stem,im asking this as i cant actually get to the plant myself and need to explain to my partner what to do to either cut down or get seeds. 

Spanish Dagger

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 12:26

I have inherited 2 Spanish Daggers, not antique ones you understand, these are 3 foot serious looking plants that have just finished flowering and are sitting there each with a long large thick flowerless stem , do i trim out the stem or no, this is a very new new to me ,the flowers were stunning WOT 2do now please,from SUNNY Norfolk thanks Alan

containers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:56

Tried and tested bubble wrap ,all my fig cuttings and first year tree came through with bubble wrap and r rearing to go all in unheated greenhouse, im well happy ,of course just moved house so iv got boxes of the stuff,glad i didnt throw it away ,its just the job 

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:49

Hi Lori73,  i found a brilliant chap on u tube (HOW TO PLANT BLUEBERRIES BY JEFF) just the kind of real info your looking for, he would be great on TV and talks sense ,by the way it seems all blueberries are fairly self fertile but do far better mixed as he shows in his vid well worth a look, iv also ordered Spartan ,a friend advised they are really good fruiters along with 2 others hope this helps ,good luck.

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:07

Hi Edd would it be possible to start your explanation for mealworm with that heading please so we dont mix them up.

Growing mealworms for beginners.

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:30

Edd thanks for this im onto it, now does temperature mean anything as i want to do the worm farm and mealworm in the garage that has no heat.

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:12

Last year a friend bought me a LIDL fig,i fed it on a little nettle juice and well chopped up seaweed for 3 months, it is absolutely a beauty now and ready to go into a pit ,so sometimes the Lidl  stuffs good as well as cheap,, my Blues  will be in ordinary 12 " pots as it seems they dont like big pots too soon, and lots of people here recommend pots better than open ground and it solves the soil composition as they say ericaccous is the one. good luck matey

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