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Latest posts by Leggi

Good carrot for containers

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 15:51
My guess would be that was down to the terrible weather last year rather than the carrot variety.

Good carrot for containers

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 13:32
I've grown loads of different types of carrots in containers, it's a better way of growing them because it eradicates the chance of carrot fly. Just make sure you have a light sandy soil and pick any that take your fancy and you'll be fine.


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 16:22
Ah I see, they should be clear on delivery date and stick to it then.


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:30
So, hang on, people are buying seed potatoes then complaining that they have seed potatoes? :/

Allotment Wars- BBC1 Tuesday 22nd January

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 16:58
I wouldn't let the programme put you off, if you don't want to enter competitions you don't have to, which gets rid of the competitive nature of some of the plot holders. We've never had any problems with arson, theft or tipping on our site, I'd like to think most sites are safe friendly places too. It was unfortunate the young chap was evicted but the ground didn't look at all worked and sites are generally very very generous with how long they give new plot holder to get started. Whilst it being a nice idea and probably with the best intentions, it's not very sensible to have a plot which is left for long periods and then only used to grow pumpkins.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 11:45
Heavy snow here, just tempting everyone out for a walk...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 09:44
Very cold here but no snow yet, think this thread might be interesting over the next few days.

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 15:11
Too many to mention because Wyvale's 50p seed sell off sent me all of a quiver, I'm sure some of them won't make it in the ground this year. I've got red and white onions on the go, shallots, garlic, some peas which were supposed to be fine over winter (very sceptical about that though) and I have been stock piling fruit bushes from various sales/special offers (strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, raspberries, honey berries, cranberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and red/white currants).

I can't wait to be able to get out and start planting, especially when the weather is like this. Fingers crossed we all have a warm and sunny year.

raspberry canes

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 19:55
Sorry I'm a little late with this but Unwins have a special offer on for Raspberries at the moment, 18 canes for around ??17.90. 6 Polka canes, 6 Cascade Delight and 6 Tadmor, the Cascade are early fruiting, the Tadmore mid-season and Polka mid to late fruiting.

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 01:03
Tomatoes started now are fine, as long as you are prepared to keep them away from frosts indoors for quite a while. Ones planted later will catch up though, neither is better than the other.

It depends on what makes you happy, starting tommies off now is normally the start of my gardening year. And yes, it makes me happy, so that's what I do.

Discussions started by Leggi

Planting this year after potatoes

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Potato Leaf Tomato

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Hollyhock Rust?

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Sweet pea identification please

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Fruit & Veg/Allotment pics 2013

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Poorly tomato plant

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Problem with Bluebells

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Toscana Strawberries

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What eats onion sets?

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20% off at Marshalls

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Posting links and pictures from an iphone

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What's for tea?

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Allotment finds

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