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Baby Bio for toms

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:28

 planted these tumbling toms about 2 months ago considering giving some baby bio just to perk them up a bit , waiting to put outside in hanging baskets but too cold ,should I give them some time outside when the sun shines then take them in at night . Thx

border plants to plant now

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:05

thx, agree no point planting now,i'll  put some spring bulbs in October, is that right for daffs,crocus etc tulips in November ?

border plants to plant now

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:42

Hi , I've just cleared out a border for a friend , ripped everything out , it's about 2ft wide 20ft square surrounding a lawn , he's asked me if I can plant anything now to brighten it up because it's too bare . I'm trying to tell him to leave it over winter , maybe plant some bulbs for spring. What do you think ? he wont want to spend too much so any ideas . thx.

spuds in ?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:19

o.k thx

spuds in ?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:14

Ay up , a few experienced allotmentiers have put their first earlies in (south yorks) ! now i wouldn't dare say to them "is it too early" won't frost affect them ? what do you think ?

tomato seed germination

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 23:21

 planted feb 27 this pic mar 7

 mar 15

 mar 27

 april 13

july 17

just found these pics from last year, promised myself wouldn't plant too early this year but planted even earlier 21st feb doh ! oh well only planted about 8-10 this year,if i'd have found these earlier wouldn't have asked about germination so put seed in 27 feb and the 1st pic was 7 mar that's 8 days , I put this years seeds in Saturday 21st feb nowt showing yet I think my compost was too cold , still time though,also the compost was left over from last year will it be ok ? cheers

tomato seed germination

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 22:02

thx everyone


tomato seed germination

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 10:30

hi there , just wondered how long it takes for tom seeds to mine on window sill in tray covered with plastic lid thingy,south facing sun all day radiator below,i know there's no exact time but roughly is it 5 days, 10 days ish or more,just in case I need to give up and start some more off, thx

Growing Melons in greenhouse

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 10:10

thanks for your replies,the 2 I grew smelled lush but not very tasty i'll try harder this year

Growing Melons in greenhouse

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:53

Hi , what sweet melon do you recommend for growing in a greenhouse ? managed to get 2 off 2 plants last year , can't remember the type , and tbh didn't know what I was doing,any advice anyone ? thx (live in s.yorks)

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Baby Bio for toms

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border plants to plant now

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spuds in ?

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tomato seed germination

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Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 23:21

Growing Melons in greenhouse

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Last Post: 27/03/2015 at 15:03

plants for hanging baskets & containers

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do i need to nip sideshoots on baby toms ?

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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 19:22

Toms too early ?

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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 18:33

what are these on my spud plant ?

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san marzano toms

when to stop growing 
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sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 12:02

potato flies

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Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 19:11

Celeriac info

Allotment newbie 
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