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Seed saving

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 18:46

I always buy a sweet pepper of my choice in Spring and sow the seed straight away, always good.

the best tomatoes I grew were from a bought tomato, they came true, as did the long banana shaped peppers.

Should I encourage house mice into my garden?

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 18:39

Ah well, wait till you get to the West Country, will find find most things spotted!

Talkback: 10 cosmos to grow

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 18:16

What are 10 Cosmos, or do you want seeds from 10 different varieties.

Should I encourage house mice into my garden?

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 18:15

Fortunately we have now spotted Weasels in the garden, that will hopefully keep the rabbit population down. Sparrow hawks are about, Buzzards are flying in three's, a sign they are breeding well. 

i don't know why people feel they should feed everything, they manage well enough in the wild, hedgehogs eat slugs, moles eat worms, rodents will clear anything, no need to put food down.

its not a good idea to encourage rats, as people have pointed out, they do hell of a lot of damage. 


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 17:59

I planted all mine out having grown from seeds in the Spring and the rabbits ate the lot. They are just starting to recover and now look like seedlings.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:11

Good luck there Nut, I hope you do better than me. I have tried three years running, sown at all different times, don't know what to try next!

i wonder if its too damp up here to leave them completely outside, maybe try leaving them in the green house, starting around November, or try the fridge and sow in Spring.

i agree about the Chinese Foxgloves, sow in the spring now.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:44

Seeds off to Lesley and Lorna. 

Should I encourage house mice into my garden?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:39

The problem with leaving out bird food is that you will attract the big boys, and rats will be hard to get rid of.

Seed saving

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 17:08

Ok Hosta. I feel a visit coming on 

Cabbage whites

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 10:35

The netting has to be very very fine, like scaffolding netting. Make sure a leaf doesn't touch the net or she will lay eggs through it.

i didn't get any on mine last year, but won't be growing anything else as the winds just have the cages down how ever much the rods are sunk in the ground.

as I only need two cabbages a week, it's not worth growing anyway. Different if you have a large family, my veg beds will be flowers next year, for bees and butterflies.


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