Dairmuid Meredith

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Square foot gardening

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 09:08

Hi there i run a garden project and we are using the square foot garden method for an area of our garden. Mel bartholomew's book on the subject is a very good read. In a 4 foot by 3 foot section divided into 12 blocks we have mixed fruit (strawberries) with veg (lettuce, radish, beetroot, cabbage) and herbs (rosemary, lavender) alongside flowers (sunflower, lupins, calendula). As a trial we have planted 1 cabbage to a block and about 8 lettuce or radish in their respective blocks. The mix of plants seems to work well and the added colour of the flowers should be very appealing to the eyes!

When do you plant seeds taken from this years plants....

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 10:57

I've tried sowing Atrantia seeds for the past two years but so far with no success. Up until now i have always sown in the spring but this year i am going to sow in the next couple of weeks and keep in a polytunnel to see if this makes a difference. 

I've found that Lupins, Delphiniums and Campanula (alba) can all do well being sown in the spring and have seen flowers on 1st year plants quite often. Other successes have been Quince, Polemonium, and Aquilegia.

Tomato plants

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 20:04

Thanks. they will make a good contribution to compost heap.

Tomato plants

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 19:48

Cheers compost heap it will be! 

Tomato plants

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 19:29

Hi all this may seem a strange question but i was wondering about keeping tomato plants for a second year. The reason behind this is i manage a garden project and we havd a large polytunnel with several tomato plants in it. Some of the plant stems are  sending out what appear to be roots. I wondered if layering one would result in new plants growing from the old stem? Can anyone advise or enlighten me?

many thanks



Posted: 08/03/2012 at 10:34

Hi Denise

I have two areas of lawn that have been a nightmare to try and sort out. Both suffered years of neglect before I moved here and had a lot of bare parches, moss and fungus in abundance. I treated one with a recomended solution which had no effect. I decided that regular cutting, scarifying and keeping them free from debris was the best, and the cheapest!, way to go about restoring them. Now after 3 years of this i am begining to see signs of both revival and growth. there is far less moss and fungus and only about one barish part left.

Hope this is of some use.


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Tomato plants

Can you keep tomato plants for a second year? 
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