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Seed Dispensers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:56

Any experience friends please

Nice easy one to ease us into the week 

Root Trainers

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:22

As always thanks Dove and Verdun

Root Trainers

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 12:29

This is my theory

When we plant out seedlings the bigger and deeper and  more abundant the roots the better it is for getting the veg started in the open soil.They can be grown longer in the warmth and shelter of the house or conservatory

That said it must be the depth of the trainer that is the main benefit.

I will try toilet rolls on a few plants just to see what difference it makes

? Do they encourage more roots or is it just the depth

? Which plants NEED bigger roots to start off



Root Trainers

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 11:02

At our allotment someone has donated some root trainers

During my voluntary work there yesterday I was asked to use some to start off some sweet peas

? Any experience Friends

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 11:56

Allotment People are Special

They are giving , helpful and generous and because they work at the pace of Nature tend to be a bit more relaxed

I wish I had started Allotmenteering sooner

The next few months will be some of the most memorable of your life young'un

Red Poppy - Camomile - Bright Blue Thistle

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:07

Over this summer I have taken seeds from the above out in the country and in a nature reserve

? Anyone had experience of "sowing on " these sorts of plants

I want to use a colourful wind break on my allotment and to assist bees

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:02

Arise Sir Paul Anderson  Knight of The Realm for you have Great Works to perform !!

I would be very interested to see the end result

This is a massive challenge young un

Go get em Tiger !!

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 13:56

? Paul

You say you have completed level 1 in horticulture so would it be a good idea to ask your past tutor or his / her current pupils to advise / assist.........obviously if local

Perhaps they could use it in their dissertation 

Sow indoors IN HEAT ?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 13:52

I looked into a greenhouse but I have delayed my decision until later this year

As a trial......

Front room window ledge all day with a bit of CH in the evening and "Steady as We Go Lads "

Sow indoors IN HEAT ?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 12:15

I use The Real Seed Catalogue and they are a seed producer and do not have a manned phone for problem as they concentrate on growing

? On their onion seed packet it says you can sow indoors IN HEAT early Jan / Feb

? What do they mean by IN HEAT

I can leave the seed tray in the front room over January and February until they have sprouted

? Any thoughts friends please


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May Trees in Bloom end of January

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