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Problem with Onion Seeds

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:08

The seeds are new this year, as I read somewhere that old onion seeds may fail...I sit with breath abated...thanks.

Problem with Onion Seeds

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 13:27

Following on from advice on this forum last year I opted for onion sets this year. I found Snowall and put them outside under plastic about 4 weeks ago.  I have had to remove the plastic cover this weekend as the sets are all between 6 and 10 cm high, looking good, just a few lost to the birds from what I can tell.  I just don't understand why my onion seeds never take.

I always start my seeds off on a warm windowsill avge 18degrees day and night, then put them outside under plastic and when required, bring them into the porch overnight.

Please can someone outline what to do, how to do it and when, can I still try onion seeds this year. I am determined to set my own onions



Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:14

I have done it today...many thanks

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 10:30

My fig tree produced a second crop of fruit late last year but of course it did not ripen.  I am wondering; should I remove these still attached fruit or leave it.  I am in NL and as of yet we have not had any frost to speak of.

Many thanks


Angry Birds

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 16:37

Please don't think I am against their visits to my garden, the veg plot is in my main garden, which is full of goodies, every day i "spill" some chicken grain outside the run just for the purpose that they will leave the veggies, but the darling starlings are still not happy they like their fresh 5 a day

Angry Birds

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 08:52

Last year, I had probs with birds eating my beet tops and salads, so ended up netting which resolved the problem to an extent.  I have just come in from my morning peruse and cannot believe what I saw...the birds are systematically jumping on the netting (as if it's a trampoline) to push it down the bamboo cane so that they can get to the spoils.  No one believes me that it is birds spoiling my salad not snails and slugs.  I think next year I have to build a proper netted frame over each bed.

My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 10:27

Slug repellent, I did not know that...this gets better, thanks also for the info MW196

My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 17:18

This year (2012) we have cut down drastically on the amount of coffee we drink which means that I have had much less spent coffee grinds for use in the compost bin etc.  So, for Christmas, my hubby has arranged that I can take spent coffee grinds regularly from our local Starbucks. Every week they will bag up as many kilos as required so that I can add to and boost the compost, best of all it is all foc.  Can I dig coffee grinds also directly into the ground or use it just for the compost?


Slugs and snails

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 13:57

I have a high toad polulation in my garden and not too many slugs, I'm assuming the toads are looking after the slugs.

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 16:09

I have just sowed another 10 seeds, I did not realise that more flowers will develop as I pluck the pods.  I tried some of the peas this morning straight from the plant, they are just the sweetest things in the world.  I have been living off spinach for the past three weeks, it is so nice to have something else to enjoy.

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