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Latest posts by Edd

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:46

Hi Busy Bee2.

The slugs have been genetically engineered by the company that makes slug pellets.The next generation soon to be released can move at 30mph. The slugs will and do eat some weeds but much prefer plants with soft leaves. Hosta plants seem to be a favorite. (unfortunately) Some weeds protect themselves from attack by creating a toxic chemical in their leaves. You would think the plants we wanted to keep would cotton-on!

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:31

break23. As you can see from the second lot of photos (last two pics) You really do not need that much space. Any size of plastic (or other) containers can suffice. 


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 10:36

First, prepare a pot of sterile organic potting soil. Dampen it to a depth of several inches, but do not make it soggy. Place an oleander seed on top of the moist soil and sprinkle a thin layer of soil over the top. Then sprinkle a thin layer of sphagnum moss. Cover the pot with a sheet of plastic film to maintain humidity. Place the pot in the light during the day and maintain its temperature at between 21 and 25 degrees C. Maintain the dampness of the potting soil, but do not overwater.

They typically takes at least 30 days for germination and may take as long as 90 days. Once the seed begins to germinate, make sure it gets bright light throughout the day.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 10:19

Thanks KEF. It was the unusual leafs that i was interested in do they remain the same when they get bigger?

EDIT: just seen some pics and they grow more like the standard primula leaf.

Carrots and turnips

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:52

allium2, carrots need very fine and sandy soil. Any lumps in the soil will cause them to fork. Sieve your compost and avoid any stones or larger particles. If you can't do the whole bed then make holes with a iron bar and wiggle it round to form a cone shaped hole then add the fine mix of compost/sand to that. Then sow only a few seed in each and thin them out when they have germinated. 

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:25

Yes Steven. There are a couple of us on here of late and a few further north.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:49

Thats fantastic and very unusual. I want one, what is it please.

Globe Artichokes

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:21

A problem with growing from seed is that they won’t all come true. You buy seed of a named variety and about half don’t produce the flower buds of the shape and size you were expecting. It takes a few months to realise this, so it’s frustrating if your garden is small.

Globe Artichokes

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:05

Spring is the time to plant out or sow artichoke seeds. 

How big are your plants that have been overwintered as if large enough you can divide the plants and get more, use a sharp spade to separate clumps into individual plants. and plant out.

Remember that slugs love them.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 16:17

Well the community pond was very very sad indeed. Looked very neglected and not much sign of life apart from the duckweed that i am sure will thrive. There was only one crop of snow drops and only 1 blackbird scratching about. On the plus side i only had to pick up four bits of rubbish.

I will have to see if i can do anything to improve things.

 The only clump of snowdrops.



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Got this nice present today and i know its not from here.

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Dare i or not???

should i plant this or not? 
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Major boo boo!

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Paper pots, first year. Will this become a problem.

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Vermicomposting for begginers

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Spam back again

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No need for moss killer.

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Professional Soil Testing Kit.

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Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

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