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Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Useful if you want to know how to sow small seeds but as for growing carrots I will stick to your book, Monty, much more use!

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Thanks Joe, I have sowed tomatoes and was looking for when to prick out. I would have done it too soon had I not watched your clip.

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
very useful - thanks! have had a wildlife pond for years and no problems but have developed excess algae this year. After watching this I had a thought and followed the dog outside. He is weeing and it is running into the pond causing nitrate levels to increase. I have moved him away and also put in some barley straw. Hope the frogs appreciate it!

Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Stuff I have found out - for other gardeners - carrots don't like recently manured soil. Change the soil every year or rotate with brassicas and legumes as you would in the ground. You then manure in the other two years before planting. This helps to reduce the chances of diseases and pests and maintains nutrient levels in the soil. Hope this helps!

Talkback: Healing herbs

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Great article! I have used feverfew for headaches and often use lavender oil for stress relief at bed time - sprinkle a few drops of essential oil on the pillow or in the bath. (you can also use crushed flowers) It also is a useful antiseptic for those of us with sensitive skin or allergies. not keen on the camomile tea (smells like cat wee!) but it does work.

Talkback: How to grow potatoes in a bag

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Have just planted up a few different varieties in bags to see how they do. Do you wait for the foliage to die down before harvesting?
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