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Latest posts by Leggi

what can you start now

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:32
You can start loads of things now, just visit a garden centre and check the seed packets. We're probably about a month (at the worst) away from the last threat of frost and any seedlings can be grown and potted on in that time providing you have somewhere (like a windowsill for seedlings then to a cold frame outside) to keep young plants at night.

Because of the cold spring we've had I'm only properly starting to sow now.

rotten potatoes

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:41
A good acronym for remember crop succession is 'People Like Bunches Of Roses', Potatoes-Legumes-Brassicas-Onions-Roots. Key is not to plant the same family group repeatedly, but it's supposed to be best to rotate crops in that order.

Someone on here told me the acronym, so thanks for that again, whoever it was.

Got any 'ose?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:14
Great idea. I'm just back from my allotment having finished off my raspberry bed and started on a new strawberry patch. The other half has the week off so we're trying get as much done as possible. Just contemplating what's for dinner, but I think I'll have a long soak in the bath first.

I hope you've all had a good day

Toscana Strawberries

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:09
Excellent, we'll have to be the Toscana experts then

Carrots in tubs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 16:53
I normally sieve in about a quarter sand and make sure there are no lumpy bits in the compost (home or bought). You could add a bit of something like pelleted chicken manure for extra nutrients, I add a couple of trowel fulls to a pot about 3 foot by 3 foot. A pot that size should keep away carrot fly as I've been told they don't fly much above ground level. Hope you and the little one enjoy your growing

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 12:17
Loved it too, quite amazed by how much they squeezed in without it feeling forced or rushed.


Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:26
Went to mine today in search of bargains, left without anything. The only good thing about this cold spring is that many places are likely to have discounts or sales on plants very soon.

Toscana Strawberries

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:57
Ah yes, I should have read your info first

I've read up a little on them, there's not much around as they're a fairly new variety, each plant should produce a kilo of fruit each year. They also won an award in 2011 although I'm not sure if that's for their attractiveness or being a good strawb.

I'm quite excited about them really, I would have dug over the patch at my allotment ready for them today had it not been for the snow.

Toscana Strawberries

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 16:11
They certainly look lovely don't they? I'm hoping the fruits are good too. Where did you get yours from Lizzy? Mine are from T&M.

Toscana Strawberries

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 14:18
I ordered some of these last night as I found a fairly good special offer and they're supposed to be ever bearing. Has anyone had any experience of growing them and is there anything I should know?

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