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Compost bins on soil

Posted: Yesterday at 18:06

I put plastic sheeting to stop the weeds growing through and then wire on top to stop the rats getting in

Tomato Pollination

Posted: Yesterday at 17:49

Thanks BTG

Companion planting

Posted: Yesterday at 17:08

"They say " that onions , carrots and leeks sown together keep carrot fly away

I have just done this so it will be interesting to see what results I get

Why not collect all of our ideas and split sow and nore what results you get over the season

Tomato Pollination

Posted: Yesterday at 17:05

? Do tomatos need to be pollinated by bees

I have sown some and they are growing sucessfully in my conservatory and placed them outside just for a couple of days and brought them in at night


To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:12 say

Fleece for peas for pea moth at flowering time

Pardon my ignorance but does that mean I chuck fleece over the peas when they begin flowering please

Thank you

Nematode Worms

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:34

Watered in 10 million of the little blighters on 8 of my 14 foot by 4 foot beds last week

Hope to hear the sound of under soil chomping very soon !!

The beds have now had manure , FBB and worms so cant do any more

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:32

Planted all 15 yesterday and fleeced up for the night time


To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:11

Sowed as suggested in separate holes and my neighbour has given me some of his saved seeds from last year to sow normally so we can compare results

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:45

Thanks Verdun

Sometime ago you gave me advice on sowing carots and parsnips in a conical hole produced by using a ametal pipe which I am about to implement

? Does the sieved soil remain loose or does it become compacted

? Could I use compost and FBB in the holes

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:02

Forgetting frost which of these require fleece at the initial stage of growing to protect from pigeons etc




Spring Onions

Runner Beans

Thanks friends

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Discussions started by NewBoy2

Tomato Pollination

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Nematode Worms

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To Fleece or Not To Fleece

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 14:22

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 10:51

Pinching Tomatoes

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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 21:38

Pinching Out Tops of Broad Beans

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 16:51

Sparrows Dusting !!

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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 18:39

Tomato Feed - Yes or No

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Cauliflower Shoots - When to Plant Out

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Add Ash to Soil ??

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 13:43

Chitted Spuds & Green Bugs

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Broad Beans - Aerial Protection

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Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 23:08

Beetroot - Choggia Pink

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Tea Plant Not Growing

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