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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 18:01

Cuddle them and sing them a lullaby OL, they'll be OK then.

BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Hi LL, I start mine off in 7cm pots and transfer to 15cm which is big enough to keep them in until you plant out.  When there is a lot of leaf area, you do need to keep up with the watering as they dry out fast!

Thanks Bob, I'll do that.

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 12:46

You will have to move the photo off your phone onto your computer or into a cloud so that you can then post it on here (as far as I know).

There are some wi fi apps that you can get to help (free), just do a search on Google Play.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 12:42

I sowed it (one only) in my house on a south facing windowledge. It actually took a week or so to appear but there has been no stopping it since.

I now have it in my conservatory, again south facing. It is good for growing on pricked out seeds because it is only heated when we need it in Spring and usually runs at a daytime temperature of about 20C (nightime maybe down to 15C) at this time of year.

I will move it to my unheated greenhouse probably in 3 weeks time, along with my bush tomatoes, then will gradually harden off by leaving the door open during the day.

My chillies are staying in the conservatory all Summer.

What size pot are you guys moving it onto? I was thinking maybe straight into a 15cm pot.



Posted: 13/04/2014 at 12:34
GardenwithJayne wrote (see)

Lancashire Lass.  I used to do this with nettles regularly but one day spilt some on myself and I could smell it for days, literally!!  I am very careful now if I do it.  You cannot describe the smell to other people can you!!

Yes, your not wrong, it certainly IS smelly! But it's free and it works.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:44

I sowed a F1 Defender courgette seed 4 days ago into a 9cm pot. I can't believe how big it's grown already! It seems to be visibly growing as I look at it. I go into my conservatory every morning with some trepidation, thinking it may have taken over my 5ft yukka plant, or maybe got tangled up in the ceiling fan!

When should I pot it on (there are already signs of thin roots at the bottom of the pot), and what size of pot?

It's destined for a very large patio container in the hope that i can tease some courgettes out of it this Summer.

Wildlife pond

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:36
AWB wrote (see)

Your very hard work is appreciated by all of us that value the environment.I am sure you will gain so much pleasure from your endeavours.getting older now I do not always have the energy to embark on these projects, but I still try it just takes longer.

Yes, everything takes longer as you get older - I just thank goodness I am retired!

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:33

....And that's the Savoy of bug hotels Obelixx!


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:32
Fairygirl wrote (see)

If you mark it with a cane or a little wire cage or something and label it anthony, it'll help prevent damaging it when you're working with any other plants around it. Don't want you doing the same thing again. I just managed to avoid damaging an emerging fern yesterday when I got a bit enthusiastic with my trowel!  

Why would calling it 'Anthony' help prevent further damage Fairygirl?

Wildlife pond

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:29

Impressed Jack. I envy you starting up, it's so exciting!


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:26

I make use of the stinging nettles that are growing in the unneurtured wildlife part of my garden. I snip off the tops, put them in an old bucket which I leave out for the rain to fill up. I leave them for a few weeks to erm 'mature' shall we say, then I approach carefully, scarf wrapped around my nose and decant the smelly concoction into old milk cartons.

I mix the nettle feed about 10/1 water to feed and water my outdoor plants with it weekly.

My indoor plants get tomato feed - the nettle feed is far too smelly for the house!

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