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Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:32

Never had a problem yet, get them whilst they are cheap, its only a growing medium as you have to feed them during the growing season, I always love a bargin, just store them in your Greenhouse making sure they do not dry out.

Autumn sown onions

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:24

Hi Lottie,

Frosts mid Oct and all those seedlings, you didnt say wether they were already in their final growing position or in a seed bed & spacings? Personally & to my knowledge of my neighbours allotments only put sets in because of the colder area we live in here in the North East & they have a far better chance of them getting through the Winter espacally if it is a bad one.

All I can suggest is leave the strongest and thin out to 4" apart and cover in fleece, it they are very close together try transplanting and covering with a closh to protect them & encourage some more growth of whats left of our warm sunshine.

Happy gardening

what are these on my spud plant ?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 10:24

I left mine on and my main crop of Cara were huge and lots of them also they are a month early

Cabbage Bolting

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 07:58

Hi Stephanie

Thought I was the only person with this problem, Yes that's where mine went minus the roots as not sure if they had a bit of club root  but I will not give up will give them another chance, keep you informed of my progress 

Cabbage Bolting

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:46

For a change this year thought I would try Chinese Cabbage & Pac Choi both germinated really well where they would grow, kept them well watered and started to have amazing results (plenty of growth) then yesterday I noticed that they had bolted and set seed, I planted them out later as the ground wasn't that warm, but the last three weeks have been extremely warm up here with little or no rain hence the watering.

Has anyone else had this problm with them bolting? my mate in the next garden recons they went in to early and maybe try them again in July or August as they are very fast growers, I checked out some books and they said sow later than the packet says.

Help empty broad beans!

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 10:15

Have you pinched the tops out on your Autumn plants? then the the energy will go into pod prouduction and not top growth, you can pick them when they are a few inches long and cook them whole, (I finish mine of in the pan with some good smoked chopped bacon & green garlic yum) so no wastage and it frees the ground up for your next plants, then leave your later crop to fully develop, happy gardening.


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 16:40

Hi There mine are the same put in small pots germinated them in my propergater when 2" tall removed them to my very cool GH and seem to be fine, in fact I left a couple in the warmth to see any difference in growth and they all seem to be about the same and are already setting their second leaves.


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 10:21

Just bought some verbena as my mate says they are a bootful flower but looking at the instructions germination takes 3-4 weeks at 19deg, and just to be sowed in the normal way in a seed tray or a pot in good seed compost.

My sweet peas are planted in home made cardboard tubes 8-10 long 2" dia, I just use ordinary general compost and leave them in the green house & mist them with my sprayer from time to time to keep the cardboard damp, mine are well on with good roots at the bottom & really need to go in the ground but as the weather is so bad will just have to stay where they are for the time been, looking out of the window and has started to snow Yipeeeeeeeeeeee

Plant direct or seed tray

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:26

Palaisglide, Funny you should say about using large pots, before I had my allotment I used buckets with compost mixed with sharp sand on the patio with no attacks and a wonderful crop, I think that will be my way forward this season with a fleece barrier or I have been told net curtains, but to be on the safe side I will go back to some buckets or large pots on the patio because there is nothing like a freshly picked carrot.

Plant direct or seed tray

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:24

Thank you for that Miss Becks

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