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brussel sprouts

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 13:55

Broccoli forms large plants like Brussels sprouts, so not really suitable for interplanting with them if you're looking to save space.

I've not tried it, but I think that Little Gem lettuces, sown at the same time that you plant out your Brussels sprouts plants next year, would reach maturity quickly and not impede the growth of the sprouts.

brussel sprouts

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 13:20

Hello Micheal

I would always stake Brussel's Sprouts growing in a raised bed - I've never found the soil in a raised to be firm emough for sprouts or broccoli without support.

Monty don new series

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 11:01

Lyn, I think you've misunderstood the premise of this programme - it is not about people buying 'ready made' gardens - they design and make their gardens themselves, over a 12 month period, with Monty giving some initial advice (which is not always taken) and popping in half-way through to lend a hand and answer any queries. 


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:18

Lily we moved in 3 years ago last August.

Verdun - thinking of you - hope all goes well.

Have a good day Panda - It's Wednesday, downhill from here onwards

Solution needed

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:15

My ten year old son pulled mine up - he thought he was weeding

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:13

That's nice Verdun   Apparently there was an earth tremor in the UK last night - although quite a way from you


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:42

Cut the greenery back to just above the top of the carrot.  Don't cut into the carrot.

Carrots can be left to overwinter in the ground - protect from hard frost with some straw under a net. 

Storing in sand can result in tough dry carrots. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:33

Happy Birthday Lilly Pilly!!!



Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:29

Morning Chicky

I meant to say Thanks Folks!   for the salvia advice - I think a bit of protection and some cuttings is the way to go. 

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:25
Cangrandmafixiit wrote (see)

Mike here's my bit. 

I was asked by my daughter while she was still in school ,, a decade ago "mum what is yours and dads song ??" 

Without thinking , I replied.   "Oh that was ....""The Eve of Destruction" "

((We met Friday 13th october, black friday))

So at the end of the school term we got a laugh when reading her choice essays titled " mum met dad to the eve of destruction music "  

Thing is I can't remember now if it was even a song , it just fitted in at the time 

One of the most influential records of the 60s  and sadly nothing seems to have changed much.   Remarkable how the words still fit.

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