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wooden potting tray

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 09:40

I bought the seed trays in Wyevales, they are a thicker plastic and then i use the inserts when seedlings get big enough. I did grow Busy lizzies this year and luckily they were ok, my petunias thought they were sun flowers and just kept growing taller and taller even though i pinched the tops out.I love lobelia so always grow masses of it.

Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 09:36

The greenhouse i bought cost around £750. Excellent value. Our friends and neighbours helped to put it up and we ended up having a party in the evening.Greenhouse people quite often have offers. Buy the biggest you can fit and afford. No regrets buying it, all seeds got off tom a flying start and a bumper crop of tomatoes, cucmbers and chillies.

Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:20

I bought a greenhouse last year from the greenhousepeople.co.uk Not one made from cedar but very sturdy and o lot less costly. I have a bench down one side a path in the middle and then its bare earth with grow bags on. Its been wonderful, gave a good start to all my seedlings and is now full of chillies, tomatoes and cucumbers.

Garlic bulblets

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:16

Have never seen that before but you could always plant them and see what comes up. November is the time for planting garlic and onions. My husband is a chilli lover and cant go a day without eating them. The greenhouse is full of them and hoping i can save some over the winter. He has tried and tried to get me to eat them but i really dont like them i just grow them.

wooden potting tray

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:06

I use the sturdier plastic trays and as you say mollycatshirley easy to clean and sterilise and store.

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:04

My freezer is full with runner beans and there is still more to pick. Its certainly been (ha ha) a good year fot them. Have no more than a handful of french beans but that maybe because i planted borlotti beans instead, my fault. The rain gave them a good start and saved my back but not trailng backwards and forwards to water tank at allotment. It will be lovely to be eating them all through the winter.

What a strange season

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 09:58

I have just taken last winters pansies out they have flowered all summer. There were a sweetpea pansy so they had long stalks which made a change. Golden rod has gone berserk its now about 8 foot tall, but the bees and hoverflies love it. Still getting strawberries from the allotment and the freezer is full to bursting with runner beans. Its been a strange year and i expect next year will bring its own set of problems. i enjoy the forum as you chat away with like minded people and nobody looks bored when you mention yet another plant.

best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 09:52

I will get to Italy one day as i have always wanted to go but my husbands not that keen. Maybe i will go with the girls. Off to Wisley tomorrow and taking plenty of money with me as i tend to get a bit carried away in their plant centre and gift shop. Down to my last 4 brandy wine toms i will miss them over the winter but theres always next year.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 09:47

Feeling much better today, worked out what it was that was upsetting the old tum. Best i dont eat any more oat granola and back to porridge. Another sunny day in Worthing and im out to lunch with a friend and her dog. Although there will be no paddling in the sea as there has sewage spill into the sea. Not pleasant at all. Off to Wisley tomorrow so better make sure i have plenty of money with me.

My cuttings!

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:41

How organised are you Lilylouise. I dont have heating in my greenhouse but i hoping to try and keep my jalapeno chillies so have bought some fleece jackets for them.

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