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spuds in ?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:15

I sowed my first early swift yesterday they are now under eight or nine inches of soil so I doubt that the frost will have much effect. I'll be getting the second early and maincrop in as soon as I can get the ground dug over, the sooner they're in the sooner they will grow.

Cats.........stop them from messing in my garden!!!

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:11

If I had 50p for every time a cat did it's business in my garden I'd be richer.

spuds under polythene

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 16:01

I generally dig a trench about 6in deep place the seed potato and give them a covering with compost and a few slug pellets for good measure then refill the trench with the removed soil taking a bit extra from the ground at either side of the edge of the trench, this builds the trench covering up to about 6 to 8 inches high, that is generally about all the earthing up that is necessary but as the buds show through I just scrape a bit of soil up and cover them over and that's as far as my earthing up goes and I've never had any problems.

Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:26

Does your garden get much sun as all veg need plenty of sun to do well? For the tomatoes and aubergines you could try growbags or pots.

Cold frames

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 10:36

Wouldn't there be a danger of them becoming too hot? Mine got up to about 25c the other day with the sun on it.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 15:55

I change my mind so much I'm glad that I never had a tattoo because I'm sure that I would hate it and myself for having one if I had.

Checking up on my garlic..

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:29

Very pleased with my first attempt at growing garlic, solent wight planted in the allotment last October growing well and some shop bought garlic apparently a product of china which were started off in pots undercover and then transplanted into the allotment in February are now growing very strongly.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:08

Great view of it over Northampton I have seen one of about the same magnitude in 99 while on holiday in Cyprus.

mantis tiller

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:02

My allotment has all been dug over a couple of times now so the mantis should cope well.

mantis tiller

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 08:56

Thanks all I haven't heard a bad word said about the mantis so it's looking like the one for me.

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is it worth the cost 
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