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What to plant in the greenhouse?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:20

I bought one of those living salads from the supermarket in december.  I split it up and made 13 plants, i just cut off some leaves from each plant after they grew on and there is still some in there. I am not sure whether i could have germinated seeds in november, so tried that and it worked, all for 99p.

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:13
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I prefer bins on soil, that way the worms can get in.

Me too, mine doesnt dissappear!

Westland Gro-Sure Tomato Planter

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:10

I use tomato feed for all my plants, especially fuchsias and geraniums.  Westland is a very good name, I only ever use their lawn feed/weed/moss killer, so at 2.99 i would buy a dozen.


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:14

You are one lucky boy there Cody, i hope you can make good use of that, maybe grow some things to sell? We have another young gardener on here called Ryan, bit older than you but very enthusiastic like you.

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:47

Is the tree you want to graft, a self pollenator, if not you will need another, different tree to go with it.

The beauty of nature

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 20:24

Sorry BB, i got muddled up, the prog is called Deep down and dirty,

Edited to add, made a mistake (again) right first time, its called Botany:.A Blooming history. 

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 14:38

You will have to drill holes in the bottom if you want to plant direct into it. Clematis are hungry plants, at 22 inches high and quite narrow, i wouldnt do it.

You could find a nice plant in a 5inch pot for it which you could keep well fed.

Filling plant pots

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 14:02

Card in tubs will be useless, you could use polystyrene packaging, that bulks it out and saves soil, if not, crocks and stones will be fine.

That is the way its been done for years but I see in a mag that thats now the wrong thing to do.  Next year no doubt, someone will write an article saying its the best way!!!

new decked raised bed

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 13:53

Depends how big it is and how much you want to spend.  You can use a mixture of garden soil, any old cheopo compost like Lidls or similar, add some bone meal or chicken pellets, mix together and plant up! This is what I did last year for my veggie patch and all grew fine. 

Oh and dont forget to post a photo, when you get a new camera,

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:18

I also have 2 metre cube size wooden containers, the compost gets forked from one to the other, then gets put in those giant blue containers, since Christmas, i have enough compost to put on the long new bed we are making, just the remains of the christmas paper still there, it didnt rot down very will but is dug in and can rot down in there. Also had enough for the bean trench.

Composting here has become a obsession, a good one i may add,  i spend a long time on it, but it has great rewards. 

My garden had been neglected for quite a few years, so has benefitted from all our hard work compost making.


Well worth it if you have the space.

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