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Latest posts by Edd

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 02:44

They grow tall, lanky and die. Then we have it all to do again. If you wish it that way.

No telling some people Frank.  

The energy alone blows me away?


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 02:40

Greenhouse in Winter

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 02:35



Posted: 10/02/2015 at 01:53

A few lonly thoughts. That I needed to put out.

Not one for the other thread so I understand C November. (if that makes sense)


I did a runner, sorry.  Had a bit of a shit time and needed to get away.  I needed to get away and sort my head out. I asked the OH and she said no. So I made a effort and said yes.

  My OH new this but she had gone through a shock again and  that was all down to mother nature and not me. I asked again and we knew that we needed time    Disappointing all round. (but not the first time. or last)   


 The  bothy and the Munros of Beinn a'Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair were identified as my targets. They called me. Again and I went.

I hit Tyndrum. I had done this the first time round on the West Highland Way. ( in summer)   I blagged my way with fantastic folk all the way there. (new kind of  people giving lifts with stories to tell to the point of Achallader Farm road.) All new book titles (optional for me)

A place !  I know.   I soon got droped off and reached the Allt Coire Achaladair which I knew could potentially make for a tricky crossing, especially in the dark and in icy conditions.    The moonlight was far more conducive for seeing by, moonlight, than torch.

At this point  I felt a few heavy " dumps " behind me and looked down to see a lot of lumps of coal falling from the bag. The ice axe had cut the bag and it needed picking up. ( I had too cary my own coal)

It took a good 45 minutes  to back track in the dark, to get sorted, my pack and the bag of coal across in the dark across the river, to pick up again.??? . The bothie which was in darkness and bitterly cold when I got in I got the place lit with a few candles, cracked open a can of beer and hit the fire guard It had obviously been damped down by the previous user and now it was a thick black sludge!!!!!   I spent a couple of hours sitting by the fire which was by now giving off quite some heat, drinking my cans of beer and my couple of drams of alc, before calling it a night at around 12.30 and crawling into my sleeping bag. I slept well until about 4am when the cold woke me and I saw that the fire was dead. No more wood or coal left so I had to tough it out for another couple of hours before porridge and coffee.   Then the wow, Happened. There were no people I was involved with but they turned up with Dogs, and wanted to speak to me, on the way up???   Exsqueeze me if i made a point of not  wanting to know That they knew. When they asked about the way of the footprints?    You will never be asked that in Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Starting to think I hate snow!!! Or just people?????


Forgive me, PLEASE.


Exhibition vases

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 00:29

Can I ask how long you have been showing and what is your passion. please? 


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 00:27

Morning 4thPanda

Perhaps you could start something?

Before they blame me!!!!

Exhibition vases

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 23:13

Try your local allotment society and leek show organisers.

They usually rent them out if need be.


Growing Cabbage in western PA

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 23:08

Hi and welcome Bernie7

Unfortunately pansyface is right most of us are UK and surrounding areas.

But that never stopped us helping other US members.

We need to know about your seasons and  when your winters are + summers and temps. We only get one crop per year ( as we do not have great heat ) but I am sure we can both learn and control your environment to get a great crop. 

Winter is a important month for Brassicas over here and we have plenty of that. 

Looking forward to your reply. What is your growing area like and do you need a greenhouse to germinate.

Kind regards




Posted: 09/02/2015 at 22:46

Stop panicking 1Runnybeak1

The phone (robbing) companies have been charging people using emoticons in their texts and charging them as 'picture messages' which cost a lot more than a standard text.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 22:40

Not sure what you are trying to achieve with a newspaper trench GWRS. Unless you are growing for show.

Its the same as if you were using straw. You can control the growing medium and that keeps the potatoes clean.

Here is a simple method with newspaper.

If you want the method I use for show potatoes then I will scan the details and provide them to you if you want them. Just ask.


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