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Growing from seed without potting on?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:58

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programmes to watch

Posted: Yesterday at 10:54

Didn’t fancy that Troy.

been watching Secret Life of Owls, I could have killed that squirrel taking over the nest box, owls are rare enough these days without the dreaded tree rats killing them😢 I really shouldn’t watch these wildlife programmes. 

Poldark back soon 😘😍🤪

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: Yesterday at 10:48

Hosta, what a dear he is, I love him to bits😘

what not to compost

Posted: Yesterday at 10:43

Same here with takeaway Buttercup, but my daughter gives them too me every so often.

Iain, I used to be a Tupperware agent 50 years ago, I’ve still got some.  


Posted: 20/02/2018 at 22:15

I’ve not heard of that, mine thrive in ordinary potting compost. If you feed them too much you will get lots of green and no flowers. Best to wait until they start flowering then feed with Tomorite or similar.  That is what I do.

I’ve just started mine off in seed trays, bit early but they were shooting. 

Arrival of Frog Spawn 2018

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 18:26

We had another mating frenzy last weekend so now lots more, we can’t cover it all, I know the pond will freeze with this coming cold snap. Let’s just hope it will be ok. 

Growing from seed without potting on?

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 18:18

Depends how many of each plant you want, I use muller rice/yogurt pots, about 20 seeds of a 100 or more different varieties. You can save little meat trays or similar, no need for expensive seed trays. 

I sow runner beans and sweet peas in root trainers, I don’t use seed compost so they stay in that until they’re ready to plant out. 


Posted: 20/02/2018 at 17:39

I’m probably the only one here who doesn’t use fertilisers. I just pile on my home made compost and leave it at that.

I watched a programme years ago that said your soil will make what it needs.  Whether that is a true scientific fact I don’t know, but my garden doesn’t lack anything as those who know me will verify 

I did use chicken pellets when I first started as I got rid of 100’ length of conifers and thought the ground may need something. 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 13:10
Obelixx says:

or the government can't learn to spend more efficiently?

See original post

 Spot on Obe, this is a very rich country.  I wonder how we‘ll fare if the NHS get privatised, Prime Minister talking of trade deals with USA  for contracts.  

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