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veg planter

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:41

Hi Brenda

Kale (and other brassicas - other than small cabbages) don't do well in containers - they need to be firmed well in to the soil and often they need staking as well to prevent wind rock.  The compost/soil in containers is never firm enough to do this effectively in my experience.

Potatoes would be better grown in bags as they need a good depth of soil - up to 3 ft, as the deeper you can earth them up the more potatoes you'll get

As for carrots and beetroot, if you choose stump-rooted varieties of carrots and globe varieties of beetroot, you could grow them in a container of about 12" deep.



Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:15

Good morning Verdun - hope the patient is fit and well again soon   I think I'd like to have you as a neighbour


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:06

A minimum of 4.6C overnight and 9.4C now - yesterday's high was 11.2C  - I've put some dried mealworms out for the birds - now for another coffee 


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 07:59

Good morning all   I've not been outside to check the temperature yet - I slept in - I shall go and have a look ......... when I can find some shoes ............


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:11

Pdoc, you should get Verdun to do your haggling - he enjoys it - you can pay him in donuts


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:09

And if you need one temporarily you can put an old window on some blocks


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:06

We have one of these in the kitchen

 I changed the batteries today - now it seems to be selecting which bird's song to play quite randomly, as if it's on shuffle   So now we'll know it's "o'clock" but we won't know which LOL

daffodil bulbs

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 16:33

Pentillie - yes I saw the feature on Pentillie Duke and am so excited - when I was a child on the farm we had a patch of Narcissus pseudonarcissus on the edge of the spinney next to the veg garden, and amonst them was a clump very similar to the Pentillie Duke - the farm was sold 30+ years ago and I've been trying to find a daffodil like it for ages  -  there's even a thread on here somewhere!  


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 15:32

Lesley, I should think we have the equivalent of 6 floor to ceiling book cases of books - we've got rid of some.  Many are art books, also critical theory, philosophy etc, poetry and plays, fiction, cookery, craft and of course, gardening  - we have three and a half floor to ceiling bookcases in the living room, some in the studio and some in the bedrooms.

I never got into Broadchurch - sounds as if it was just as well

Sadly, a lesson not learned!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 15:20

You have to get rid of that rodent!  Mice have been known to eat through electrical wires - it could do serious damage to your car - expensive damage!  Have you any idea how much it costs to have the electrical loom replaced - even part of it !!!

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