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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Kale Seedlings

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 16:22

Just potted them all up and there is a small  difference in the leaf shape between 6 of the 13 so that may give me a clue to what is growing

There were obviously seeds in the bag of compost I got from the GC

Its very exciting waiting to see what comes from the other 7   

Indoor pepper Plants - Winter Care

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 16:19

Thanks conservatory faces East and although warm in Spring and Summer only gets full light from about 10.00 am till 4.00pm

Kale Seedlings

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 15:28

Just had a kale seeds produce more than one seedling ?

If they do that may explain why I have 13 seedlings from 6 seeds

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 15:26


I took my son to the IOW as he loved fossils and he interogated the poor chap who had spent 3 years cleaning the same  fossil !!

Help someone else who suffers from seasickness and it will make you feel better !!

Well it might !!

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:24

If your garden / plot is big enough you can plan a pond or design a raised bed or learn about rotation or follow on planting or "dealing with clay soil "

After 3 seasons on my allotement I now know that I dont know what I dont know !!

In other words Nature is amazing and very very challenging 

The local vicar was looking over the fence at the garden of a new arrival who had at last tamed his garden

"Look how well Gods Garden is looking today " to which the chap said " Yes Vicar  but you should have seen it when he had it on his own " 

No offence meant


Kale Seedlings

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:00

I dont have a camera to upload ...sorry

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:58

Just started reading a book by a Canadian soil expert called "Improving your soil " by Keith Reid

Im taking this damp opportunity to become a very boring expert on soil so I can allienate my fellow Allotmenteers every time we meet !!

Perhaps you could take one subject and improve your knowledge so when you  "get out and on it " you are more knowledgable

Kale Seedlings

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:52

I sowed just 6 kale seeds in a tray and I now have 13 seedlings because there were some other seeds in the compost I got from my local GC

I have looked on the interweb as we call it in Bristol and still cant seem to be able to identify a kale seedling so I can then plant out ONLY the kales

Help please 

Hebe - Paula

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:43

I have a lovely hebe that is still flowering but has doubled in size and spread side ways

I would like to reduce its girth

? How and when should  I do that please

Indoor pepper Plants - Winter Care

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:49

I have 5 pepper plants that I inherited and they have now all stopped producing peppers

The leaves are slightly folded over and not that healthy looking

I must of had about 8 of all 5 so not very good

? Is it worth keeping them over the winter and if so what do I do to prepare them for next spring

Discussions started by NewBoy2

When to Buy The Seeds

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Kale Seedlings

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Hebe - Paula

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FBB & LIme

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