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Potatoes

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:26

I agree, I buy mine in January and set them into egg boxes to chit. It's often middle or end of March before I plant.

Another little thing I do is rub off chits if there are more than about 3. I've heard that this is plenty for 1 seed potato to cope with and will produce a good crop. I'm happy enough with my crops.

I always grow Charlotte and this year will have Swift as well as they're very quick and I've had them before.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:01

The milk I buy is from local suppliers. I'd be happy to pay more if I thought it would go to the farmer but I doubt it would. I do buy free range eggs and have found that depending where you buy them, they're not that much more expensive than battery laid eggs.

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:54

Thanks everyone.

Janurary Plants; Which are the easiest?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:20

I've been sorting out seeds. A few weeks ago I planted 3 bare root Roses into pots and one into the ground. At that stage we'd hardly had any frost at all and the soil was easy enough to work.

My Daughter has recently bought me a few shrubs./ trees in pots and I'll plant them out when I get them so long as we don't have frost, most likely February.

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:15

Can someone explain why there are 2 new threads now please. Thanks Dovefromabove for the link. I see one thread is in Plants and the other is in The Potting Shed.

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 06:32

Well done for starting this thread. I'm currently going through my seeds and will post a list when I'm done although none of them are unusual and some are saved.

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:39

The ground is frozen here too. I think it's to stay that way for most of this week.

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:43

Are we going to open a new thread for the seed swap then? I still have quite a few seeds free to a good home.

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:42
David K wrote (see)

There's a new introduction of a sweet pea called 'Turquoise Lagoon' that I would be interested to see.

The suppliers claim 'each delicate pink bloom gradually matures to a striking turquoise colour' ......probably one of those gimmicky, one season wonders.  

David T&M have them on sale for 99pence per pk.  

I've several different seeds to sow this year, 2 different types of Nemophila some yellow ball Buddlea and some Chocolate Orange Rudbeckia and Indian Summer also some Phoenicum, Salvia and Verbascum. Some of the seeds I bought and some were sent by very kind fellow gardeners. Thanks to Grandmafixit and Forester and Gardenmaiden and Pinkandwhitepoppy and anyone else who sent seeds.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:50

Forester 2 thanks for the lovely seeds and card that arrived this morning. The Calendula will look great both in the garden and at the allotment.

LG2

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