Lindsay Cook

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Posted: 25/11/2012 at 20:34

I used seaweed for the first time on my allotment this year. I had it sealed in a black bin bag for a few months. It stank to high heaven when I went to use it. I forked it in well so I'm hoping it will do good for my veges.

Talkback: How to grow early potatoes

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 19:04
I also read that you shouldn't put potatoes in to a freshly manured plot.
That book also recommended allowing kitchen waste to compost indoors for a while before placing it in your outdoors compost bin. BAD IDEA - unless you want a houseful of fruit flies.
That book also recommended you place a wire mesh in your compost bin sections for your compost to sit on so the air can circulate underneath it. ANOTHER BAD IDEA - the compost just keeps on breaking up and falling through the mesh eventually giving no under-base air circulation and then you have the devil's own job getting your fork or spade sliding along that mesh base to get the last of your compost out.
I better not say what the book was in case I get hounded by the publisher's lawyers.
I think you and I should get better gardening reference books for our vegy-growing. Suggestions on a postcard please !?!
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