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new veg troughs-help please

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:22

thanks folk been to see progress today & buy wood treatment.  Whoohoo radish have started coming up & one salad leaf Guy said he is going to cut all wood & build them in situ.  i have pebbles for bottom & thick liner feeling very happy to be growing again!

new veg troughs-help please

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:21
hopefully it will look a bit like this

new veg troughs-help please

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:17

Hi all i am very excited to be gettting 2 large troughs this weekend to plant veg in.  I haven't grown veg since ill health meant I had to give up my allotment 5 years ago. A king retired neighbour is making them out of old pallets the troughs are the type with legs (very expensive in the magazine) about 1-2 metres wide and 1-11/2 metres across and an inverted triangular prism shape.  my question for anyone is what soil do i need i was thinking i'd need some topsoil mixed with compost.  I planted seeds in anticipation beetroot, radish, mangetout, salad & spring cabbage just in pots.

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 19:46

Great fairygirl I'll stop sanding it down now!!

environmental responsiblity

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 19:29

hi obelixx the neighbour is unapproachable and often rude so I can't have a quiet word.  I did phone the council's environmental officer and she said they are powerless even with the product ban!!  it would have to be a private procecution and i'd have to prove detriment/affects on my garden/plants/wildlife.  I lose faith in the council more each dayx

environmental responsiblity

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:59

 point taken gold1locks but just need to share it's now raining and i wondered if the run-off will affect the soil and slugs etc for when the birds start feeding their young.  What do you think?  Also I have popped a reminder notice through the neighbours door about the creasote ban so feel that i have tried.

Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:56

Don't give up Dan,  it's an exceptionally slow year so things are lagging behind the usual progress at this time.  Just a word on watering it's easier to cover seedling with a lid, propagator or clingfilm as they don't need excessive water-just to stay dampish keep them in the warmth and check every couple of days.  when they are up expose to light and air and pot on as soon as u can handle them.  Good luck and happy planting the rewards are huge

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:48

great stories I puyt up anew birdbox 6 weeks ago and two bluetits have been interested since.  They both appear to be pecking the entrance hole mayb to enlarge it and they haven't nested yet.  What's wrong should i make the hole bigger ?

environmental responsiblity

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:36

My neighbour has used creasote about 20 ft away from our pond full of frog spawn and nesting birds.  It smells aweful and leaves a film on the pond.  This product was banned in 2003 for gardeners and must be the worst product ever used in gardens.  please can i ask that you think about our native wildlife, frogs, bees, birds badgers etc when treating wood?  we don't fully know the extent that the careless use of poducts has had on our species but we do realise now that we have to save them from decline and extinction

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:06

hi all

Verdon, I don't have signs of my hostas yet but when they do i spray my garlic concoction and it seems to help but early in the season it may be worth slug pellets and then the spray to keep them off.  i have planted in terracotta and plastic and don't have a preference unless we get a sunny summer then plastic as it won't dry out as quickly as clay.  my best container to deter slug damage is a copper planter i was given and only use it on my tender specimens when all else fails i have looked for some more but they are pricey. Hope you are enjoying the thaw

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