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Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 07:00

Im chitting mine at the min, i grow mine in 3 Potato Buckets and usually do well with good yields.  apart from last year Blight!  so fingers crossed

Talkback: Protect cordyline for winter

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 19:48
will standing in its pot in a plastic greenhous be sufficient? do i open door/window during the day?

Thank You

Has anyone made their own greenhouse staging?

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 16:40

My partner and his sons built me staging out ot pallets, sawed them up and nailed them together for a long staging down one side about 4ft high on legs used from pallets - its lasted the summer and still standing 

Do i 'Grow' or 'Cover'??

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 19:23

Thank You all for your comments - some gave me a giggle     i will take some piccys and post if i can.  Time to bring out the Voltarol i think!!!     Sonia

ripening tomatoes

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 19:16

or in a drawer  

Do i 'Grow' or 'Cover'??

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 19:03

   Thank You All so much, your comments and suggestions have helped alot.  I will definately take before and after piccys, i suffer with arthritis in my legs/knees, so it will be a bit-daily im afraid, depending on our lovely weather, as i know that digging is not recommended in a downpour.  I am learning alot from Gardners World, both the magazine and the show, i have a selection of Alan Titchmarsh's how to Garden series books, but i know talking to keen Gardeners is a must for hints n tips and gardening knowledge.  Sonia

Do i 'Grow' or 'Cover'??

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 16:06

     Thank You Alina W.  shall i still grow green manure on the open soil or leave it bare untill i cover and warm it up for spring. 

Do i 'Grow' or 'Cover'??

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:39

I have for the 1st time moved to a little bungalow with a Garden (my previous home had a very small back yard)  the Garden i have now, is coverd with weed suppressing membrane and lots and lots of Gravel stones complete with a surrounding path and stepping stones in between. I have taken up the path one side of the garden and bagged all the stones, the soil underneath has not seen the light of day for many years and is very compact, obviously no weeds or not even one worm!  i am in  the proccess of breaking it down, digging it over and adding manure ready for spring, my dilemma is, i dont know whether to then cover it to warm the soil or leave it open and plant seeds for green manure to dig in, in the spring. Would the ground benefit from air and light growing green manure or should i keep it covered?? any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank You.  Sonia

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Do i 'Grow' or 'Cover'??

A Learning Gardner with a new Border to fill! 
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