Latest posts by Edd

Potatoes - Manure Question

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 02:15

Only leave a max of 3 shoots per seed pot. Rub the rest off other wise you will have loads of tiny potatoes.

You might need some stem support on top as they will grow to over 6' 

Last edited: 23 March 2017 02:18:55

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.

See original post

 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.

See original post

 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. 

See original post

 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.

See original post

 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?

See original post

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. 

Discussions started by Edd


Replies: 3    Views: 612
Last Post: 27/12/2016 at 22:53

Where is my grass?

Replies: 24    Views: 1607
Last Post: 10/02/2016 at 19:54

Comfrey. Can we juice it and drink it?

Replies: 24    Views: 2486
Last Post: 16/01/2016 at 11:30

You may have seen parts of this before?

Replies: 32    Views: 2410
Last Post: 19/07/2015 at 08:06

Found down a well.

Replies: 10    Views: 1089
Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 16:09

Coriander. Is it cut and come again?

Replies: 10    Views: 1803
Last Post: 06/10/2016 at 07:15

Rose cutting from St Georges day?

Replies: 2    Views: 868
Last Post: 24/06/2015 at 08:46

To Pee or Not to Pee – That is the Question?

Replies: 13    Views: 1125
Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 21:38

National Garden Competition 2015.

Replies: 14    Views: 1901
Last Post: 05/04/2016 at 19:39

How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

Replies: 12    Views: 1333
Last Post: 09/11/2015 at 18:12

Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

Replies: 10    Views: 1326
Last Post: 26/05/2015 at 11:08

Coffee Jars

Replies: 3    Views: 966
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 19:15

FREE Incredicompost.

Replies: 12    Views: 3536
Last Post: 01/05/2015 at 07:32

ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
Replies: 8    Views: 1052
Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 14:19

Ought for Nought.

Replies: 11    Views: 1836
Last Post: 10/04/2015 at 14:56
1 to 15 of 42 threads