Latest posts by Edd

Potatoes - Manure Question

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 02:05

I grow for show LoserBloke.

Once your trench is Dug, do a mix of 1 bucket manure/1 bucket grow bag and 1 bucket leaf mould. 

The rest is a secret but you will have the whitest potatoes you have ever seen. (unless you plant red)

Put 1 bucket of pure manure at the base and then place your seed on top. Then put 1 bucket (of the 3 above mixed)  on top. when your trench is full sprinkle some fertiliser on top (seaweed, comfrey is great, whatever you have)  then fill the rest of the trench with straw. Yes straw!!!

You will need slug controller and I recommend nematodes. 

I have just given out far too much info.

good luck.

PS. Your trench should be 2 spade deep and 2 wide! That is a lot of work but you only have to do it once.

line the bottom and sides with manure soaked straw that has rotted for a year.

Last edited: 23 March 2017 02:11:11

Composted bark?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 01:41
BobTheGardener says:

Composted bark contains very little in the way of nutrients but is a good long lasting mulch which will help to retain moisture and keep weeds down.  MPC will feed the soil but will disappear quickly, so not as good for mulching purposes.  If you want to feed the soil, I'd sprinkle on fish, blood and bone before putting down the composted bark.

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 Thanks bob.

You wrote everything I was wanting to say.

 BobTheGardener is correct. It can also leach nutrients out of the soil but yours sounds fine. Watch out for perennial weed seeds. Get them quick!!!

Last edited: 23 March 2017 01:42:28

Cat Deterrent

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 01:33

Is it Nut that gets a £1 commission  for every one of these topics that is started?

It all ends in tears

No need it should be banned. (and the topic)


Posted: 23/03/2017 at 01:29

Tried Hayloft once.

He is now 6 year old.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 01:25
Edd says:

Pat E says:

Get well soon Edd. It won't have been pleasant, I imagine.

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 Just for future ref Pat, the white stuff on top of the last pick is called snow. It tends to come with low temps and energy bill price rices. 

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 I think you missed the pun Pat. " I'll be out by spring"  Sorry.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 01:23
Pat E says:

Get well soon Edd. It won't have been pleasant, I imagine.

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 Just for future ref Pat, the white stuff on top of the last pick is called snow. It tends to come with low temps and energy bill price rices. 

How do I rejuvenate a lawn?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 01:01

I thought, I was wrong with you, reading the first bit of your reply. I understand now.

You know exactly what to do.

You are now overwhelmed with gardening or lazy? What is it ? 

Kind regards


Plant ID

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 00:24
Guernsey Donkey2 says:

Don't worry Edd, we had no intention to eat the fungus, although we enjoyed looking at the formations.  However, for a park that is full of children should it be encouraged to grow?

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Try and stop it Guernsey Donkey2. Its there to be eaten.



Plant ID

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 02:44

Sorry. I got wrong for this before.

Please do not eat any mushrooms or fungi as Laetiporus sulphureus can harm certain people as it is a natural source of vitamin D and you might overdose if eaten in the wrong quantities.

This applies to any mushroom. Never put them in the sun and dry them for vitamin D use during winter months. 

Plant ID

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 02:30

Difficult to see what the fungus is but I would take a guess at. 

Dacrymyces palmatus. Orange Jelly Fungus, Witch’s Butter. I would like to think it was the start of Chicken of the woods (very edible) but it does not look right and I would need a closer pick.

The other is a bracket fungus (or shelf fungi) perhaps rainbow if you are lucky but it could be any comprised bracket as there are numerous species of the Polypore Family.

Last edited: 21 March 2017 02:36:09

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