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Carrots in pots

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 20:11


Stay in Glasgow and sowed carrot seeds ten days ago in a large 38" plant pot with poor compost/sand mix. I have left it outside, uncovered, and while the frosts seem to have stopped I am wondering if a have been a bit quick...should I have started it inside, do they need a bit of heat to get going? It has been pretty mild here, if wet and windy.



Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:02

Get em in the ground of the few things I knew prior to planting was that they needed a good period of cold weather, otherwise, you may get a bulb, however, the bulb may not split into cloves....this is why they should normally be planted in Autumn for harvesting the following year. For what its worth, two days without a fleece and no probs....fingers crossed.



Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:30

Thanks folks, fleece is off, so I'll see how they do



Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:43



My garlic have shoots about 3/4 inches long poking through the soil. I have had fleece on them since the first night when, I'm presuming birds, pulled the "seed" bulbs clean out from under the soil.  However, a couple of the shoots look a little tired already and I'm concerned that the fleece is preventing enough light etc getting through....(the best looking shoot was just outside the fleece)......should I just do away with the fleece, or are they still in danger of getting picked by birds?


Thanks for any help



Posted: 27/03/2013 at 18:07

Thanks for the replies fols, apparently we will have another month of cold winter weather! So will maybe wait a couple more weeks then prune. Meant to say the Roses are just plants in the flower bed, not climbers etc

Thanks again


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 17:45

Due to the snow and cold I havent done much pruning to my roses which are probably far too tall as I didnt prune last autumn either (new to gardening). Is it too late to prune them as they are no longer dormant? Would it do more harm than good?


Any advice would be appreciated. Ta. 


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 21:30

Franks that's magic...its great to get in depth knowledge...I watch Monty's videos but they tend to be short and only give you a rough idea...thanks to everyone

The Beechgove Garden

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 23:13

Woof!! What a stramash!!!! Aye Davie, Motson & Co just aren't the same....

The Beechgove Garden

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 22:43

Beechgrove has been shown up here for at least 25 used to be shown on a Saturday night right before Sportscene (our Match of the Day) and I used to hate it when I was a boy waiting for the footy to come on! Now my folks laugh when I tell them I dont miss it!!


Posted: 18/03/2013 at 22:31

Thanks everyone...I'll check the stem and if OK I'll feed and give a good mulch.  Grade 2 for pruning I'm sure so will check that too..thanks again

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