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Carrots, Parsnips - Manure?

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:20

Mark, manure is fine, it just needs to be well rottedand NOT fresh. If you get fresh manure, put it to one side to rot down and mature. Do not use it on root crops, ( carrots, parsnips, swedes or turnips ) Use well rotted manure on onions, garlic and the like and any peas and beans. If you want decent rootcrops use superphosphate.


Cats in the graden

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:08

There are several ways to prevent cats coming into your garden. 1, get your own cat, A/ it should keep the neighbourhood cats away, B, it shouldn`t poop in it`s own garden. 2, get an ordinary hand sprayer, fill it with CLEAN water and use it on the cat, DON`T use a pressure sprayer. And a warning, if you were to use Jeyes Fluid to offend cats, you would be breaking the law.

Onions sets in modules

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:50

I have onions and shallots in modules, They are all growing well on the patio and will go in the allotment once it has dried out enough to dig it.lol lol

Raised veg beds next to hedge

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 20:02

You should also leave room between the hedge and beds so as you can maintain both. If it were me, I would leave about a metre between hedge and bed.

Manure or not to manure!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:00

If it`s fresh manure stack it somewhere to age until this coming autumn.

River sand ??

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:35

Ruth, horticultural sand from the local garden centre will do the same job, or you could use sieved soil. The way I`ve grown them before is to make the conical holes, with an iron bar in the garden. The holes need to be about 3ft or 1m deep, I then filled the holes with sieved general purpose compost. When you`ve done that, sow 4 or 5 seeds per hole. Thin out the weakest ones and leave the strongest to give you your prize winning carrots.

Replacing a rose

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 20:00

As it has not died from disease, I would just replace it and hope for the best.

Ooops! My bad!

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 21:19

To be honest, I prefer to give my money to local garden centres.

Runner Beans

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 21:01

As with all peas and beans, runner beans trap nitrogen from the atmosphere, hence the swollen roots. Put them in the compost bin and grow fresh this year.

damp garden

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:07

tsuzmir, why did you wrap the stone in weedfibre?

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