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Parsnips in plugs

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 23:08

Alan4711. I am going to start some off over the next couple of weeks and am going to try three methods. 1. The toilet roll holders. I have already put some soil in to warm up over the next couple of weeks. 2. use a plug tray and watch for when they start to get close to the bottom. 3. Try to plant 4 or 5 seeds in a deep rose pot. The idea being I can just tip up individual pots and harvest enough for a meal. I will also try a couple of traditional rows on the allotment but make sure I warm the soilup forst with some polythene and reduce risk of seed rotting. This is part of the fun for me trying out different things


Parsnips in plugs

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:51

Thanks Majfran7, when do you sow your seeds in trays?

Parsnips in plugs

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:17

My allotment attempts at parsnips over the last two years have not been as successful as i would have wished. Indeed I think others on the plot have also suffered. This year I am going to try and start them off in a plug tray and see if that increases my success rate. has anyone tried this method with any success and if so what would they advise me?

Talkback: Building bird boxes

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:08
Great idea and I hope they are all up. I have seen increased activity from the blue and great tits in the garden starting to seek out potential sites for nesting. They need to be up now so the birds can get used to them. Suggest people use the RSPB site on positioning of birdboxes.

Talkback: Goldcrest encounter

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:05
One of the highlights for me is the walk to work and down a tree lined avenue in Worthing I am greeted by a variety of birds including chaffinch; great tits; blue tits; robins and the aforementioned GOLDCRESTS. I always carry a monoscope I got off ebay for a tenner in my pocket to get a closer look. It is surprising what close up views you get get.
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