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Dwarf bean germination

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 14:23
Hi Forester2 I have been useing it for about 3 years now with the same success.

Dwarf bean germination

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:16
I have read that the germination rate for Dwarf Bean seeds can only be about 75%. So to increase the rate I chit my seeds between two damp sheets of kitchen paper and then pot up into 3" pots. Out of 30 seeds chitted 29 produced roots and carried on to the planting out stage and produced a good crop.

Storing onions

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:10
Thanks Philippa I am trying to use them up quickly as there never seems to be a day that passes without using an onion. But I still have had to compost quite a lot so they are eventually going back into the soil.

Storing onions

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 13:50
Help. Can anyone give me advice concerning storing onions? My crop are laid out on my greenhouse shelves as I don't have a shed and some especially the red onions have turned mouldy and are starting to rot.

Lifted onion sets

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:15
Thanks all for your suggestions I will do the cane and string idea now and start them off in modules next year.

Lifted onion sets

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 14:13
Has anyone got a solution to prevent birds lifting my onion sets?

Over wintered bugs

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:26
Any that may have over wintered.

Over wintered bugs

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:58
I read a tip on this site which suggested that hanging fatballs among roses will also encourage birds to eat bugs that have over wintered. The birds have certainly eaten the fatball but I cannot vouch for any decline in bugs.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:48
Thanks for all your advice and my bin is standing on soil which I fork over each time I empty the bin. The compost is quite damp as I do water it from time to time especially during hot weather, my soil is quite alkaline as I garden in the north pennines and according to local knowledge we have lime stone quarries around us which maybe worms don't like. But I have used a lot of composted stable manure on the garden.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:35
I know this subject has been approached before but I need a sensible and intelligent answer. Right, for many years now as I dig over my veg patches and empty the contents of my compost bin there are no worms. Can anyone tell me why and what can I do to remedy this problem? Thank you.
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Discussions started by dambuster

Dwarf bean germination

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Last Post: 11/05/2015 at 14:23

Storing onions

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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 14:52

Lifted onion sets

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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 09:15

Over wintered bugs

Fatballs among roses 
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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 15:44

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Lack of worms 
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Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 14:48

Snowdrops

Starting in pots 
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Last Post: 02/12/2012 at 15:52

cats

cats messing on my garden 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 08:42
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