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Advise for the Nettle/Comfrey users

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 14:03
Hi all im only putting this on as it might help to understand how it works it helped me,its of the net www.RuralMuse.co.uk Nutrients breakdown for plant food/teas N.P.K = Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium Comfrey N 1.8 Nettles N 1.7 P 0.5 P 0.6 K 5.3 K 4.5 Is Nettle Fertilizer Suitable for All Vegetables? N= Nitrogen Leaf and Stem Growth P= Phosphorous Roots and Buds K= Potassium or Potash Fruit and Flowers And so this brings us to the question of nettle feed and its suitability. As already mentioned, nettle feed is a rich fertilizer, and helps to promote all aspects of growth. Nettles are nitrogen-rich plants, but the fertilizer acts as a good all-round general fertilizer too. In particular, nettle feed will also benefit dark green, leafy plants such as brassicas. So it???s fair to say that generally, many plants will benefit in some capacity from a dose of nettle feed. But it???s also fair to say that different plants will thrive on different amounts of NPK, depending on their growing requirements. For instance, flowering or fruiting plants need the right nutrients to help sustain the growth of the bloom or the fruit. They need phosphorus to promote growth of the root and buds, as well as relatively larger volumes of potash to encourage healthy fruit or flower production. If you give flowering or fruiting plants too much nitrogen, the chances are that you???ll just encourage an abundance of leafy growth ??? and not much more. Not ideal for promoting flower blooms or a heavy fruit yield! long but only the once Alan4711

Hydrangeas

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 12:27
Hi this is good for advise on the Hydrangea colours its theR.H.S advise http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?PID=122Hi
good luck Alan

GERSEY ROYALS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 11:55
Nice one Fidge and a J not a G i notice ,sorry about that,rubbish at spelling also he tells me "dont leave em in till the flowers are done as the spuds are too big", he ups them just when the flowers start when they are the right size to get the good taste so he says, International Kidney it is next year ,many ofem , Alan

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 11:25
Im told Microwave the seeds a short time and they cant grow iv not tried it as i hav,nt had the problem YET
Alan

birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 11:21
For the greenhouse were using the old fashioned beaded curtain or the plastic strip sort is good as it lets plenty of fresh air through Argos do a poshish one for ??15 for the house doorways ,the plastic ones are much much cheaper and work ok,hope it helps mateys

Alan

GERSEY ROYALS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 11:11
Hi all just talking to one of our allotmenteers who informs me that Gersey Royals are available in Blighty but under another name but he doesnt know the name . So Anybody got any info on G Royals here please .

Swimming slow-worm

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 14:09
our ex slow worms used to live in a darkish damp corner next to the hedge and under the darlec composter they often would be seen going through the lawn which we used to leave a little longer than normal,often when they spotted us they would do a pretend dead act, it was all very interesting and some of them were a stunning golden colour some silver greenish also bronzy were planning a similar patch in our new garden when we move ,be nice to have them around again, im told they love compost heaps with a piece of corrugated sheet to hide under on hot days,excellent for slug control and a protected species im told, pity next doors Cat cant read,

Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:57
http://www.growveggies.net/harvesting_and_storing/freezing_vegetables_a_to_z/
this is really good for advise for freezing i dont know how to make it into a straight forward connection like others do when you click on it but its a good one

Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:42
Hi Steve,love the idea of jams pickles ,all of it but earlier this site got some good advise about garlic in oil as i wanted to do it also,sorry i cant remember who it was but apparently it can be very dangerous,its not the same as the garlic and oil we buy, one i did do went very wrong and was chucked,have a bit of a check for safety mate, but for the rest of it im getting all the info i can and still looking for a good jam pan,decided not to buy one of the new electric ones.and got all mi recipes ready to go.
Good luck Alan

Bee hotel full!

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:29
Rasp you perhaps need to get an annex next year and charge a bit more for the holiday season
Alan

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