Latest posts by Farmergeddun

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 00:07

Cornwall to Aberdeen - ouch, that deserves a few days B&B en route.

Weather here was bad earlier.  The Cordyline Australis (get me with the fancy names) has lost its flower at last (too high for me to remove).


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 00:02

I have a "mini bonfire" on my plot that was planned for hogs to hibernate in.  I've never disturbed it so have no idea if it's used or not.  It's right in the dingy corner mind you so they could be having all kinds of booze fuelled parties and I would be none the wiser.

How to build a compost bin

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:56

I use wooden pallets to make my compost bins with a tarp over the top.  I turn it every few months or so and never have a problem.  I do add rotting horse manure to it that is full of red worms though and I pee on it a lot.

Never buy compost activator - male urine is as good if not better.  If you can't get male urine then use comfrey tea.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:51

You need to be careful with earthing up that you don't get dirt inside your leek.  This is the same reason you fill your dibber hole with water not soil.  Use a plastic collar to blanche more of your leek.  That way there's a lot less chance of having a gritty leek for tea.

Rasperberries Quite Short

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:43

Give them a good feed in the spring as Forester suggests.  If you drink real coffee used coffee grounds are good to mulch with as are pine needles (to keep the acidity).

If they are fruiting now I would guess they are autumn fruiting although my summer fruiting canes didn't fruit until very late this year.

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:33

not long quit that vice myself 

Raised Veg beds design & construction

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:28

Hi Smokey,

You will be able to grow lettuce (better in some shade as it doesn't tend to go to seed so quick), kale, brocolli, cauliflower, sprouts, peas, beans, spinach, beets, swiss chard etc.

Why so deep for the raised beds?  2 feet is rather a lot unless you are on a hard surface and not high enough to make a difference if you have knee or back problems. 1 foot deep (300mm) is plenty and so is 6 inches so long as you dig over.  Also, it is easier to make the beds 1.2m x 2.4m because of the popular timber pre-cut lengths.

As for what timber to use - marine ply - although rot resistant - won't be strong enough (if the bed half fills with rain at 1m x 3m x .6m it will weigh 9 tonnes with water alone).  I would go with scaffold boards if you can get them or decking.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:09

Not difficult to trace IP addresses if the user isn't aware - don't need to be in ceop for that.  ;)

I never have PMs turned on in forums, never have contact details visible and use bum email addresses.  I treat my internet like Shrek treats love.

I think a few posters are being ignored by many right now.



Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:42

lol nut!


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 11:04

The white ones probably don't taste as good Fg.

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