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Veg planting chart

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:48

Can anyone tell me where I can find a good/comprehensive veg planting chart, one that gives you the months to plant inside, outside and when to harvest?  

If all goes to plan, I'll be moving to a new house in six weeks time with a 'second garden' at the bottom of the first which has a fruit trees and a small vegetable plot and I'd like to see what I might be able to get in this year.

Thanks, Lil.


Posted: 25/11/2012 at 11:22

You can buy 60Lt 'aspargus grow bags' from suppliers like Thompson and Morgan.  They advise three crowns/bag which sounds a little cramped to me; this is maybe why they say to only expect three to four years of crops.  I've never done it myself but would be interested to know if anyone has had good results ... allotment waiting lists are closed in the area I've just moved to and the quagmire that is apparently my garden would cause the crowns to rot.

Is Vermiculite dangerous

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 20:26

The horticultural vermiculite on sale now is not thought to pose a health risk but to give a potted history to some of the information that you find on the internet... 

The vermiculite/asbestos connection comes from a public health emergency caused by a vermiculite mine at Libby, Montana.  The public health emergency is well documented in both US Environmental Protection Agency documents and in medical literature.  Being a natural product, vermiculite can contain lots of different minerals and other substances and the composition varies between different deposits.  This particular mine was found to have high levels of amphibole (a type of asbestos) contamination. The mine closed down in 1990 before the contamination was identified.  The vermiculite from this mine was largely used for insulation so is still present in many buildings.  

There doesn't seem to be any need to be concerned with the vermiculite that gardeners use but with any dusty product, it's never going to be a good idea to shake the bag and breath it in.

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