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Gardening Books

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:10

I always use the 'expert'veg growing book, he has a good few pages on what feeds and composts etc to put on the ground and when to do it.


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 02:13

Maybe that would be best. I have never used one of those kitchen composters, just had a feeling that may have been it.

It shouldnt be mouldy, I have mine outdoors,  in a wooden bin with a blanket over, I stir it up every 2 weeks, is that possible for you.


For smallish amounts, could you use a plastic bin, like the green recycling bins, you could leave the lid off and put something loose over, even a couple of layers of corregated cardboard weighted down with a stone.they work best with air getting to the waste.

A little sprinkling of garden soil helps as it has bacteria to speed up the rotting, if you live in the country you could find a shovel full of horse muck, that will keep it going till you can transfer it to your lottie heap. 

Never put anything cooked in there or you will attract rats.

Hot thread

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:21

Then there is the moon pulling away from the earth, could be the next disaster?

Did anyone watch that series called Cosmos, (not the plant)

I think it was the best prog ever made.


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:17

Is it kept outside or in a compost bin in the kitchen. I have not had any go mouldy. Maybe its just the breaking down process.

Robin Bathing

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:14

Thank you for info on dragonfly laying eggs. My dad says she swoops down to the water and lays the eggs under water,I couldnt see that to be true but he had a  pond in his previous house and had seen them.

You never know now,  after we had the conversation about the septic tank, is my dad loosing the plot a bit? 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:01

OL you will cope, because you have too. I was very lucky that we had the chance to build the extension onto my parents bungalow 4 years ago when they were both quite fit. We have all gradually grown into it and its all now very well accepted.

We all jog along nicely at the moment, hopefully it will stay like this till the end.


Gardening Books

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 22:46

Welcome Peter, are you a student travelling? I am just n 

armchair traveller.

Sorry to hear you came back poorly OL, thank goodness it was only a 24 hour thing.

I love books, as some of you know I am reading half the night, I do use the android tablet though because I can put it on a black background with very dim white writing so as not to disturb himself. 



Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:45

Turn it about with a fork and make sure its not compacted. you could put some paper or cardboard in with it.

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:40

You could save some for next year, roll the packet down tight and store somewhere cool.

I buy seeds from Amazon, Premier Seeds Direct, all good.

Plants to keep or not?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:37

Think nut is right, it springs up all over my garden, I am forever pulling if out, it almost equals buttercups here.

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