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I need my avocado stone to sprout in order to prove a friend wrong

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 05:56

Hi, pansy's method is the only way it will sprout. I  recall  warmth and light was needed and even then it took at least a month before a tiny shoot appeared. Maybe topping up the water instead of  changing it keeps an even temp. You could trial several to see which sprouts first 

Don't be downhearted you haven't agreed a time limit on this  have you? There's still a chance  good luck.

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I need my avocado stone to sprout in order to prove a friend wrong

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 05:50

Hi, pansy's method is the only way it will sprout. As I  recall  warmth and light was needed and even then it took at least a month before a tiny shoot appeared. Don't be downhearted  you haven't agreed a time limit on this trial have you? There's still a chance  good luck.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 04:50

Not having a greenhouse I didn't think of the other insects philippa    . I'm sure GWRS will read this (probably realises already)

Fruitcake     congratulation, sounds just the right size for an extra plot. I thought keeping chickens would  be quite labour intensive, feeding, cleaning out etc, but worth it! Look forward to photos.

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:05

Curious, another allotmenteer grows only purple veg: peas etc, seemingly trouble free.

Yes, I'm sure sticky hanging tape would work in the greenhouse. Worth a try.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:06

Oh, Fruitcake, a whole week    lucky you !

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:04

Re white fly, fellow allotmenteers on my site are plagued too. One has a cordon of string on canes  around his sprouts to which he has attached sticky wide parcel tape along the string. He regularly shakes the plants and any flies fly onto the tape! Says the sprouts are not badly affected and they looked solid, well formed.

A slow week  on my plot. Clearing an area for compost bins. Will start with posts and wire frame until I can get more solid sides. Use one for leaves for now (plenty of those about!)

Dug trench and planted  gooseberry bushes. Reading with interest about required soil for blueberry bushes, mixed recommendations on that thread, so will keep in large pots for now.

This weeks aim is for more ground to be dug, the compost bins in place and decision as to where to have cutting beds.

All looking good 

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 18:42

Yes, and some have to be dipped in boiling water. I watched a few of her video clips (from the ' how to' info on here), also checked her web site for recommended good growers. Have quite a list!

 

 

 

 

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:37

Agree with Fairygirl.

Cangranma, checking www.gov.co.uk there is info about new legislation for dangerous dogs in public places and a section for owners of common land, rights of way etc. Nothing, as far as I can see, for private land.

Legal advice is essential in this case.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 21:40

   thank you Beaus, you're very kind. 

Apologies for late response, have been off-line for a week - all ok now.

Just catching up for now, seems there is a lot going on - all good 

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 07:14

Hello Woo2  and welcome    and good morning.

You will certainly get all help and encouragement here - a great thread!  Look forward to your photos.  

 

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