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tomatoes-growbags or not growbags?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 09:02

Thankyou very much. That was a thought that I had , but I guess it is just good to have someone elses confirmation. I have grown in bags before and I always think that there never seems to be enough room for the plants to spread their roots properly or as you said, the bags can get very dry if not constantly watched. 

I must admit I am very much of the Idea, that perhaps we do tend to fuss to much about plants sometimes. I do just like to plonk things in  and just let them get on with it and as a rule things mosly do alright, with just a gentle nurturing here and there.

tomatoes-growbags or not growbags?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 08:37

Can anybody tell me whether it is a better idea to grow tomatoes outside in a growbag or, can the crop be just as good, if you grow directly into the ground.

can nasturtium plants go out in the garden yet ?

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 14:42

Well thats fine then, I am now going to put them out .Many thanks !! Its sometimes good to just have somebody elses comments to reassure !

can nasturtium plants go out in the garden yet ?

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 14:23

Is it o.k. to put my my nasturtim plants out yet? Will the frost, if we get any, kill them off ?


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 20:36

I just cut up my old plastic milk containers into strips, then use a permanent black marker pen to write the name on, Doesn't cost a penny and are reusable!!

getting rid of slugs

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 16:30

Thankyou all very much for the many methods, which I will give a try. 

getting rid of slugs

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 11:56

Has anyone got any good tips on keeping slugs at bay,without using harsh chemicals.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 19:27

Its quite showery here in Norfolk, but we seemed to have skipped the real heavy ones. Been quite sunny in between . Good growing weather!!

planting out runner beans

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 19:19

Thankyou, I did think I was perhaps a little early. I might just put them out in a sheltered position in their pots and just see if they survive, then resow in a few weeks.

planting out runner beans

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 13:20

Hi there, I just wondered whether anyone could tell me, whether it would be alright to plant out my runner beans soon, as they are beginning to take over my window sill, and Tilly the terrier is getting a little bit keen to get back on her window sill, to sunbathe !! I am in the South Norfolk area , so would you think it would be okay frost wise. 

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