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Posted: 04/11/2012 at 16:14

I seem to be hijacking threats and posts when I have a perfectly good one here, sorry all,but on the other hand its the same people who reply so thanks to you all.

 

Anyway next question is what can I plant now,well in a few days when im finished digging the growings patch? I will be doing to above but what beans ect can I put in the ground this week?

 

Paul

Winter Veg

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 16:07

Dove from above,

As it will take a while for the sets and garlic to produce shoots can they be covered for a while then slit to allow the shoots to come through to natural light?

Im thinking if it can keep the soil warm then they should produce green shoots early on and by sliting them to allow them through then best of both worlds. warm soil and light.

 

Paul

New to the website

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 19:45

Sotongeoff,

 

Many thanks.Ill be using that soon ish.

 

Paul

Winter Veg

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 19:42

With regards to winter sowing I have been told that fleece can be substituted by thick black bags cut along the seems and earthed over to hold them in. Now as I have never done this before I cant comment on its effectiveness but does anyone see this as being wrong. In a few days ill be putting in some red and white onion sets and some garlic cloves and covering them up in the above way.

 

Am I wrong,Paul

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 19:05

Iain,

Strange you say that. I did see on the TV ages ago a 3 bean salad that looked easy to make so I thought Id grow some beans and copy it. Thinking of doing a couple of courgette plants too as from pretzel's suggestion.

Im thinking on the idea of organic as best I can so I want to protect main crops by growing some pungent attractants,so to speak.

 

As another idea, is there a way I can attach pictures to this post so I can display whats going on in the garden?

 

Paul,

 

And thanks for all the ideas,dare I say it,food for thought..!!

 

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 17:11

Just to keep the children entertained, I have dicided to use some of my garden for planting. I will dig a 3m x 4m patch and line it with wood planks so I can put walk boards on itto help watering duties. In here will go Garlic, Red  and white onions, Leaks, Sring Onions, Carrots and Parsnips. (yes i have just returned from the garden center) I have some Radish and Beetroot seeds for quick growing between rows too. What else could/should I be looking at to grow?

 

Paul

New to the website

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 22:19

Hi all and thanks for the replies.

Still undicided on greenhouse 2. I think I should consider getting some tables in it to grow things on first,ill keep you all up to date .

Greenhouse 1 will be dug into the ground about 6 inchs down.The earth will be turned over and i hope to get some kind of fertilizer in it.Even if its just pellets.I'll put in some slabs  down the middle for something to stand on. So, whats left, right and front will be where i do the growing.Tomatoes,chillis and peppers are are on list for keeps.

 

I'll look into the rest and fire up some ideas

Paul

Growing garlic

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 21:54

I got some from a garden center,dont know the variety sorry.To prep the soil i got some 3 for £10 bags of compost from asda of all places and put it in 1mx1m wooden framed raised beds. simply crumbled in the compost to break it up a bit and put in the cloves pointy bit up and about 6inchs between them.Then covered them all over with just over an inch of more compost.All of them came up and produced wonderfull garlics.

Enjoy

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:09

Thanks for the replies,I really do need some help and advice on this so everything is welcome. Im lucky to have been given some Mr F seeds.tomatoes are money maker and there are a few more packets that I cant recall of hand. I was wondering if its better to grow straight in the ground,or in raised beds.And yes that is under the green house.

Paul

New to the website

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 20:47

Hi all,As a complete novice to the garden Im after some advice.I preety much planted a few "fire and forget" crops this year.but didnt do too well,although the parsnips are still in(are they really suposed to be in for this long,seeded on 11/3/12). In the sales I got 2 pop up green houses 8ft x 6ft to help me next year. I supose im after some friendly pointers on what to put in them and how to look after them. I was thinking in 1.tomatoes,peppers,chillis and cucumber as i seem to think from reading that they can all be grown at the same time and looked after in the same way ie use tomatoe feed for all of them. house no2 im not so sure off, was thinking along the lines of beans and peas.

Im open to advice sugestions and anything that can help.

 

Paul

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