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Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:41

I suppose I can try the shed in the garden but wont that attract Ratty

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:35

Dove.....good to hear from you again

Where do you store yours to keep them cool please ?

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:33

Kestrels   2nds  Pulled 28/7 and sacked 5/8 with 1/4 inch long sprouting

Foremost  1sts  Pulled 2/7  sacked  3/7   4inch sprouting

Wilja  2nds   Pulled and sacked August   1/2 inch long sprouting



Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:10

I placed my pulled spuds in sacks back in August and in the last two weeks they have started to sprout

They are under the stairs in the sacks in the dark

? Any suggestions as to why and what to do if anything

New Raised Bed

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:58

The local fox seems to like the smell of the new compst and has tried to bury a garden glove and a hazel nut was placed right inthe centre of the raised bed

Strange things happen on allotments

Unfortunately we found a dead fox last week

Beans - All sorts - Soil Prep

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:17


That seems very much like a plan......thanks

Im going to sow carrots and a couple of dwarf broad beans in the RB



Sowing Carrots all year long

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:53

If I sow some carrots long will they occupy the bed and can I just sow some more in the same soil or do I need to add anything

I want to have carrots to eat for as much of the year as possible

Which varieties / combinations of varieties can I buy to ensure a constant supply

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:31

Id love something in a stocking for Christmas.....oh matron !!!

New Raised Bed

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:28


Sorry for delay in replying.....skittles and digging and other frivalous stuff !!

Just have the one bed 6" by 6" and i have just realised I should have done it 4" by whatever for ease of weeding

I have sown 10 " Early Wonder " beetroot  for my elderly neighbours who love them...I hate beetroot as its 'orrible stuff.

Also sown 3 garlic cloves to over winter

I put in 2 " of pebbles from my garden then a 2" layer of mulch and then 10" of compost from our Lottie site at £4.00 a barrow which cost in total £52.00

I have allocated the normal beds for all other vegs to a total of 22 types so I will give some thought to possibley a few unusual veg

? Any suggestion for this small bed

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:10

Many years ago I worked with a nice lady who bought ALL of her Crimbo Pressies in the January sales and hid them in the airing cupboard !!

She was a little conservative...not a small torie..... to say the least.

But as I say...

" If we spend all of our time judging people we have no time to Love Them "

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Rotating Beans Yes / No

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Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 18:31

Acers - Rewarding - easy to grow ?

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Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 21:16

Stored Spuds Sprouting

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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 20:23

Sowing Carrots all year long

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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 17:51

Beans - All sorts - Soil Prep

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Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 10:17


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Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 12:32

FBB & LIme

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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 15:44

New Raised Bed

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 11:58

Black fly and Ants on My Bean Stem

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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 17:46

Pulled My Spuds - Wash or Dry ?

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Last Post: 27/09/2014 at 15:09

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 16:46

Sour Apple Tree

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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 10:17

Brown Dusty Stains on My Netting

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 17:05

Tiny White Flies on Purple Sprouting

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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 11:31

Indoor Seed Propagator

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