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Jigsaw Gill


Latest posts by Jigsaw Gill

How to clear field

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:37

Oh heck - the plot thickens! perhaps a good job the weather forecast not too good to give me time to debate how to tackle this. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.

How to clear field

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 13:45

Thanks everyone. It's all very interesting and  a bit confusing. Alan, I like the idea of no weed killer and definately no digging, but how long would I need to keep covered and would it be ready to plant potatoes in spring?

How to clear field

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:00

Thank you all. Hoping for a decent weekend to get started then. Best stock up on the Weetabix!

How to clear field

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:20

Thank you both for help. WW,-field is too big to tackle all really , but thought I would try as you say a smallish area first. I was also wondering if when I've cleared an area wether to try planting a green manure for a few months or do you think farm yard manure would be better?

How to clear field

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 20:51

We have a small field behind our garden which is really overgrown with weeds , mainly nettle. I want to clear an area to start as a veg plot. I'm thinking to grow potatoes in the spring. Problem is I don't really know how to start to clear. Should I cut down weeds in the area and use weed killer? All advice gratefully received please.

Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 08:17

Oh okay - thank you Andrew, glad I asked that or would have got completely wrong then!

Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:12

I have both nettles and comfrey growing. Is it ok to mix them together in the brew?

Poorly hebe

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 22:49

Pleased to report my hebe is looking pretty good now. Amazing what a bit of TLC can do.

whats-your-favourite-green-bean

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:56

I'm growing veg for first time this year and grown cobra french beans. I've been delighted with the result. In fact just had dinner including home grown beans and Charlotte potatoes and courgettes. From garden to plate- fantastic! Addicted to veg growing now

 

winter-sowing---anyone-tried

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:34

Thank you Bob. That is very interesting and I will try soon. 

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Can anyone tell me if this is comfrey? It's only 4-5 inches high 
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Better things to do on a Friday night! 
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