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Latest posts by Leggi

greenhouse stawberrys

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 17:01
They are apparently self fertile but need the action of wind/insects to move the pollen on the flower. Gently brushing the flowers should be more than adequate.

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:03
Mine is coming in to leaf now too, but I'm also in the south east.

keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 14:11
Unfortunately they like all seedlings really, they do tend to go for the more succulent ones and will often dig up seeds to eat. I've tried humane traps but with no success, getting cats seems to have worked for me (not deliberately for that reason though).

I'd try the paraffin trick as it's the smell that's supposed to put off mice rather than the pea taking on too much of the chemical.

advise needed

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 22:53
No need to apologise. It's a friendly place, ask away.

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

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