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Compost composition review

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:44
Thanks Edd

Will have a read

Compost composition review

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 16:25

If I some where to do I'd make my own, the wormery takes ages to make compost so I've given in and bought verve seed compost it's rated no3 by which? and contains slightly less peat 40% compared to the "best" compost that has 80% peat.

Compost composition review

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 13:32

I'm looking for a good seed compost and it has to be peat free, according to the which? Review B&Q verve is the best for results but it's mostly peat 

has anybody found a good peat free alternative ?

Talkback: Wormery composters

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 10:41

I bought the wriggly wrigglere can of worms a few years ago and last year decided to restart it so I ordered the worms and supplement food treat and got it going again,  I've had gallons of "worm tea"  for fertiliser so hopefully a good year for tomatoes ....

But I have a problem with flies, I don't add anything citrus or any onion it is wet and smelly despite having a tarpaulin over and I have bought Diatomaceous Earth to puff around the inside which hasn't made a lot of differnce. I am now adding shredded. Paper to try and soak up the moisture. 

Any ideas what else I can try to get rid of the flies without harming the worms ? They seem perfectly happy in the bottom tray and survived the mild winter In South Wales

When can I start sowing ?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:54

never too late ! I'm just a little early 

When can I start sowing ?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:51

Thank you 

When can I start sowing ?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 08:08

Thank you

i think I might do a batch of tomatoes chilli pepper and aubergine sweet peas and find a space indoors  to get them going then move them to the green houseand leave some for when it's a bit warmer sow the rest in the greenhouse 

When can I start sowing ?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:06

Hi folks I'm determined to make 2015 a better year I've chosen the Which?'s recommend peat free seed compost and I have a handful of seed packets so I'm wondering is it too soon to start sowing tomatoes chilli aubergine basil sweet peas and dill in an unheated green house which is lined with bubble wrap? 

I don't want to heat the green house and I  haven't got any big window sills, I'm in South Wales and the outside temp has been around 4-9c in the day ?


Any thoughts ?

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:44

thank you 

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:18

Thanks Verdun, I've lost a few begonias after discovering they were full of holes but the blooming things I have them drying out in the corner of the green house, is there anything i can do to the tubers before potting them on to ensure they are bug free ? would washing them be sufficient ?

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