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seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:30



This year I have decided to try saving some seed potatoes for next year.

I have just lifted my rows of Romano and selected some smaller ones for seed, what is the best way to store them over the winter months please


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:46

Thanks Pat E

I don't suppose you are in Australia by any chance with you saying over there in the UK.

My wife tried it this year whilst visiting family in Melbourne thats why I am trying to source seed for next year


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 14:29

Many thanks to all for the info


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 15:08

Thanks for that Kef


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 14:53



Does anybody know of a seed supplier that has Broccolini seed in stock, apparently it is a cross between Broccoli and Chinese Chard and is delicious.

lawn invader

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 15:34

What colour are the flowers? if yellow it is black medic which is easily removed by tracing the runners back to the stem and then using a knife to cut off under the surface


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 14:31

I chop the leaves and stems into small pieces and as Dave said put them into a container of water  and stir daily, when the bubbles stop I use at the ratio of 1 part comfrey to 10 parts water.

I leave the material in the water and top up with more plant and water as required


Old petrol mower wont run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:30

Sounds like you may have dirt in the carburetor main jet. so the carb will have to be completely stripped and cleaned and also the fuel tank will need to be flushed out as this is the source of dirt in the carb

Fritiallaria Imperialis

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 15:52


Last year i bought two Fritillaria  Imperialis at a garden show, they were both in flower when purchased, I planted them as instructed by the seller this year both bulbs have put out two shoots approx two foot six inches high but neither has flowered.

Has anybody had similar problems or can give advice to make them flower next year.




Posted: 14/04/2015 at 16:17

Yes I have just sen my first swallows this year in Farndale in North Yorks today also

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