Latest posts by marshmello

Heating the greenhouse

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:34

Artjak, I buy it from the Allotment Association Shop on site - a not for profit organisation which is run by a few of the gardeners.

Yes, it can be quite expensive from places like that.

Used Compost?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:25

Compost it, throw it onto the garden, re-use it to fill the bottom of large containers/pots and top the rest with fresh, bottom of hanging baskets.

Just a few ideas - I'm sure there's more.

Fit and Healthy Forkers

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 13:00

Quit the tabs - almost 3yrs for me, after a 25yr old habit. If I can, anyone can !

Heating the greenhouse

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 12:30

Another good way is using massive rolls of horticutural bubble wrap around the walls. I have seen it in B&Q for £15, not sure the length though. But if stored correctly, it could be a worth while investment especially when used year are year.

I have to use parrafin as we don't have electricity at the allotment, but a 5ltr container lasts all week - it's £1 a ltr.

New gardener advice on growing tomato's please

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:31

Nope, leave them. Keep the compost moist not soaked, otherwise the seed will rot.

Putting them into a carrier with the handles loosely tied helps conserve moisture until germination, take them out once it starts though. I use the carrier bag method for all my seeds  - stops them from drying out.

New Vegetable Plot

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:15

Yes, go for it. Start sowing.

Indoor Grape Vines how to look after?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 09:22

My experience with grape is limited. Not worth talking about, sorry.

Frogspawn 2013

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 21:53

Non so far - Northeast coast, south shields.

Which grass seed to use???

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 21:51

A quick question if I may.

You say you've turned and levelled. Have you compacted the ground i.e stamped it down hard under foot ? Very important this because if not, you will have lumps, bumps, hills, mountains etc. I've made the mistake of not doing this - it made cutting the grass difficult !

If you have, nice one.

I went for hardwearing; cheap. Lots of different grasses, does the job - not so attractive though.


Germinating seeds

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 12:08

There's still plenty of time to sow seeds. No harm in bringing them inside for germination - its what I'd do and have done. 

Springs here - get sowing I say. By the time they've germinated and have a few set of true leaves, it's going to be May. Some seeds do not germinated as well, the hotter it gets.

Go for it.

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A Compost recipe !!

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Compost, they reckon !!!

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