Latest posts by Leggi

Seeds not growing

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:53
The weather and the soil both need to warm up before sowing direct in to the ground. Also carrots prefer a poor light soil and may fork if there's too much manure. Still fine to eat of course but they may form strange shapes.

advise needed

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:35
1. As above, loads of seeds to start around now. With the cold weather we've had many gardeners are starting them now (myself included).

2. Depends on the seedlings really, but I'd have it open during the day and zipped up on cold nights to protect them. As the nights get warmer you won't need to zip it at night, but wait till the chance of frost has passed.

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 14:50
Light levels might not be ideal indoors, slugs/snails don't tend to bother tomato plants much in my experience once they've reached about six inches or so. If you grew them in pots it's probably unlikely that a badger or anything else really would dig them up.

You can of course give it a go indoors, but the flowers will need some help with pollination.

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.

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