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school garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 23:22

I think maybe going back to the school and asking to change the brief might help. It sounds like it was written by someone who has no understanding of plants and would probably be better written by yourself. For example medical Digitalis is used in the treatment of heart conditions, the plants are found all over the place yet how many children do we hear of getting sick from eating Foxgloves?

Surely a garden that transcends many different subjects is more useful to a school than an empty one devoid of any tiny risk.


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:11

Thanks Italo, think I'll hold on to them for a while yet then. They are capsicum yes, a yellow and a red variety. 


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:29

They're in 3 inch pots at the moment, they're about six inches tall. I've had them in the very top of a five shelf propagator and pretty much constantly covered for a couple of months. Should they be treated similarly to tomatoes? The perfect man to ask


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 00:48

I water in the evening, I'm not great at anything in the morning to be honest so it works for me. If you're already on top of your slug/snail situation then it probably makes little difference unless you're specifically growing plants which won't tolerate wet roots (but there aren't many I've found that won't cope with overnight wet roots before drying out over the next day).


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:17

Evenin' all. I'm planning on planting out some peppers this weekend in a mini poly tunnle, is there a particular veg group they should be paired with/kept away from? I have enough space to pair with any really at the allotment, I'll pot them up if that's recommended too.

If you can't tell already I haven't grown them before but as they're in flower I'm guessing they need to be moved out to their final growing position (whatever that might be). Any thoughts are much appreciated.


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 00:26

Beautiful picture Dove.

None of mine are in flower yet, but they're planted at the bottom of a north facing fence so I expect to be behind. Lovely to see the flower spikes springing up like a promise of summer though.

I had been planning on buying some more until 15 or so seedlings popped up in the bottom of a potted up potentilla. There's not much I love more than free plants, especially ones probably dropped off by the birds.

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 23:04

I've only found one this year too, but I did spot it's eggs and hopefully got them all off.

oullins golden gage has no blosom

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 01:03

None for me either

Tomato plants

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 00:37

Will those plants really not catch up? With the terrible spring we've had I held off sowing for months and have nothing more than a few inches high. The reason I held off for so long is that the widowsils I have offer some warm but little light, and outside has offered no warmth but reasonable light.

Please tell me the scientists are crowing about the wonderful summer we're about to have?

runner bean seed being eaten

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 00:22

Despite what the seed packets say it's been too cold until the last week to start runners off in the ground. The worms you describe are probably wireworms and more a problem with potatoes than anything else.

Starting them off indoors before moving to a cold frame would probably help as I don't think the worms are eating your beans as such. I planted mine out today and am anxiously hoping they don't wither in the wind tonight.

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