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Multi purpose vs seed compost for veg seeds

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 18:09

Thanks for replies. I think I'll give it a go then. Just make sure I don't soak them. It's very difficult to judge how much water...too much and there's mould and too little and it dries out and therefore no germination of seeds!

Multi purpose vs seed compost for veg seeds

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:57
Hello I bought seed compost this year and found it better to use. Trouble is through penny punching and a multi buy offer I've now bought multi purpose compost. Went to use it the other layer has white mould/mildew on it. So I scraped it off, filled up my seed trays, but it still stinks of mould! Is it OK to use? I want to sow some brassicas but don't want to waste my time if they won't survive. Thanks!


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:04
Hello sorry to butt in on the discussion...but I'm wanting to ask about planting garlic. I have two bulbs from Dobies (Solent White I think) which I haven't planted out yet due to various reasons. One bulb has gone soft but the other seems OK. Can I plant them now? Or is it too late? I was thinking in pots (maybe newspaper ones for ease of replanting) and put them in cold GH? Thanks! ???

New Allotment but what to grow now?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:46

Hi Artjak thank you, found the thread ans some great ideas there too. Looks like a few things are still possible to grow now so all is not lost! 

New Allotment but what to grow now?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:12

Hi Scroggin and Bekkie

Some great ideas thank you.  I was thinking about Broad Beans...would they go straight in the ground? Also fruit bushes as there are some posts and wires already there to train them on.

There are two fruit trees at one side, one apple and one pear with what looks like some rhubarb under them so I hope that we can keep that going. 

At one side are some large trees as it is on a corner, I'm wondering whether I could plant some more fruit trees but not sure how much shade they will get.

New Allotment but what to grow now?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 13:42

Hi everyone! Just got a new allotment a couple of weeks ago. Very excited and we cleared half of it yesterday. As raining today and not able to move much today with achy muscles I am planning what to grow. Is there anything that can go in now? I thought perhaps Japanese Onions? Can these be grown from seed or do I have to use setts?



Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:44

Hi Beaus Mum yes it is quite lovely here. 

Hoping to get back to the lotty today if the rain eases's getting brighter here. I will be sooo achy if i do though!

Anyone any ideas what I can grow now? I think Japanese Onions are a possibility. Not sure if that is from setts or seeds though?

Scroggin hope my lotty will be as full as yours next year!


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:39

Morning all! Sorry I missed the party sounded like fun. We have thunder this morning and heavy rain but looks like it will clear up this afternoon. We spent yesterday afternoon at the new allotment and I am aching today! More than half of it cleared so a good half days work.

Gardengirl - I am from Poole in Dorset 

DavidK - re your dog visitor, if all else fails could you not 'develop' a new allergy to dogs?! 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:50

Hello Stargazelily!

Is there a hurricane on the way? Just as I typed it started to rain here so had to rush to bring in the washing/little ones bike and go-cart!


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:48

Hello hello hello everyone! Wow BeausMum American white sponge cake sounds yum. Could do with that after all my cleaning, I'm so hungry!

KEF where are you?! It's dry and warm here 

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