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DT Brown Seeds Ltd

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:13

My onions arrived from DT Brown last Wednesday, they were promised 9th may, so cant complain. The plants were top class condition.

Nimbus F1 Tomatoes

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:51

thank you Edd

Nimbus F1 Tomatoes

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:16

Hi All.

I have a trial packet of Nimbus F1 Tomato seed from DT Brown. Does anyone know if this variety is Determinate or Indeterminate? I cannot find it listed anywhere. thanks

Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 14:17

I am in the midlands & night temperature have been dropping below 7c this week 5c one night. I think this is to cold for tomatoes


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 07:51

Thank you for your advice this really helpful. I did put in water to decompose the leaves.


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:04

Hi all

I have made a mix of comfrey over the past few weeks. I wonder if anyone could tell me the quantity of my mix i need to add to a litre of water, for a general liquid feed?


Germination times

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:37

Hi germination is dependant mainly on warmth. Old seed always seems to take longer too. Parsnips do take a while to germinate and you must keep the soil around them moist. Pak choi does germinate quickly. Courgettes & chillis I guess you have these inside.

I start sweetcorn in individual modules next week. French beans i start in a damp cloth also next week then plant those which throw out roots into individual pots. Neither sweetcorn or french beans can stand the cold.


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 14:27

Plant basil & parsley in greenhouse, keeps pests away

Getting myself abit confused about which route to take

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 17:34

i start all my chillies and tomatoes and home at the end of Feb. I move them to my allotment towards to end of march & i use a propane gas heater at night as even in early April a 3C frost will do damage.

You could get some huge thick polythene sheets and create an area in your polytunnel which you could heat at night with a gas heater.

Broad Beans

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 19:48

With broad beans, climbing beans & runner beans I start them in a piece of damp kitchen roll (tissue) on the kitchen shelf. I never let the tissue dry out. Within a week the beans will show roots. I let the roots get to about half an inch long then pot those that have rooted into root trainers and put in the greenhouse. By only potting up those that have rooted I get 100% success rate from the root trainers.


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Nimbus F1 Tomatoes

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Early Tomato Blight

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Comfrey Feed

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