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Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:31

I bought plug plants earlier in the year of Chrysanthemums, Snapdragon, Gerbera Osteospermum and Dahlia.  I have lifted the Dahlias and put the tubers in the greenhouse to dry out. Not quite sure what to do with the other plants. I think I should cut back the snapdragons to a few inches above the ground but not sure. Any help would be appreciated. ( The gerbera never flowered and in fact hardly grew at all although they are still living. )

Thanks.

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 12:15

Thanks - never thought of using gravel. Will give it a try.

Thanks for your response.

 

 

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:11

Can anyone recommend an inexpensive automatic greenhouse watering system?  I have a 6' x 8' greenhouse at the moment, although may buy a slightly bigger one later, and am often away from home for a few days at a time - apart from my two weeks annual holiday.  I can have 4 grow bags, a few seed trays and one or two plants in the greenhouse at varying times - sometimes all at the one time.  I have an outside water tap but the greenhouse is at the opposite end of the garden from this at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Soil or Compost??

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 12:26

I plan to try as many vegetables as I can and see which are most successful and that will determine which ones I grow in future. We decided to give up the garden space we previously used for veg and grow shrubs there instead and this should hopefully cut down some of the work involved after the veg is lifted. e.g. keeping the area weed free etc. Nothing ventured - nothing gained. I have also come across an organic gardening book I bought a couple of years ago and that should guide me as to fertilisers etc. (hopefully).

Soil or Compost??

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 15:09

Thanks for the info.  You make it sound really organised - hope I can be that way too. I take it that when you refer to "beds" you are meaning the containers that I intend to use.  You are right, it makes sense to use the better quality compost where it matters most .  As for the chemicals - still feel I don't want them especially where foodstuffs are concerned but I do respect your opinion.

 

Mrs M

Soil or Compost??

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 20:03

Thanks to you both.  I did think I had read years ago that you should not use soil in a container but the book I read which gave suggestions of types of veg which could be grown in containers referred to "the soil".  I did then begin to wonder if maybe I should use a soil based compost. However, I am happy to use the best compost for the purpose. I had also intended to grow comfrey last year to use as a "tea" for my plants but unfortunately for some reason did not do so. Think it will be a must for next year though.

Okay then, thanks for replying and I will get my seed order finalised.

 

Soil or Compost??

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 18:17

I am planning growing veg in containers next year and have a list of seeds which are suitable for this purpose.  However, I am not sure if I can only use compost or would garden soil be suitable.  If it is compost, is there a particular type which must be used.

Also, as I do not want to use chemicals to feed the plants, can anyone suggest an organic feed which would be safe for veg. 

Any help will be gratefully received.

Thanks.

 

Red Onion Sets

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 19:09

That's sensible. To be honest I just wondered if they would be edible whether they had been dried out or frozen or eaten now.

Red Onion Sets

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 16:36

I thought that if they were to be dried, the leaves should have been left on. Therefore the fact that we cut the leaves off meant that they had to be used or frozen. This is why I asked originally if they now had to be frozen or could they still be dried.

Red Onion Sets

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 17:13

Great, Thanks for your reply. Will have them washed and in the freezer shortly. x

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