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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 19:18

As we say in Somerset....."If you do something once and you like it again"

People............." Dont judge them them "

Starting off as Seedlings

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 14:55

I have a conservatory and I am keen to start off veg from seed this season

? Which veg are appropriate

? When to start them

? Which dont do well from seedlings


Worms in Manure Bags

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 18:55

Thanks Bob..........I understand now.

Peace to All at Crimbo

Worms in Manure Bags

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 16:44

Will do

Reason why I ask is that on radio 4 GQT they were chatting about worms coming to the top of the compost bin which the panel said was because they were "unhappy " due to the manure being too hot or wet or dry etc etc

I would not want to waste the worms as they will be working for me over the next few months

I suppose the sooner I release them the better and they can get to work

Im waiting for the "cold weather " to break down my plot so I can easily apply the manure

Separate question........Why have we got a post about Strictly Come dancing..Am i missing something BTG

Worms in Manure Bags

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 14:39

I have some 40 bags of manure and i will be spreading 30 bags in mid January and keeping the other 10 until next Autumn

? What affect will this have on the small red worms

Worms and Manure

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 16:57

Its about a private detective and a cat that went behind the recycling bin and..............disappeared 

Worms and Manure

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 16:21

Thanks Dove. That should give me something to read tonight !!

I mention you in the book I am writing 

Worms and Manure

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:57

I have rough dug a plot and have the manure to add when appropriate

? When we say "Let the worms in the manure take the goodness down into the soil " how long does it take for the little blighters to do their job

? Do they come up and down or how does it work

? Does any one have a website that explains their actions and timing please

Thank you

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 14:51

The top soil is stone free and the manure is 12 inches down so I should be OK with stubby carrots

? Any other veg to consider Edd

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 13:43

I now have a raised bed 4 foot x 4 foot by 2 foot 3 inches tall with layers from the top down

12 inches of top soil

3 inches of well rotted and non smelly manure

12 inches of top soil

4 inches of manure

6 inches of top soil

6 inches of manure

2 inchs of gravel and medium stones for drainage

bare soil below the RB....a bit of clay

Loads of red wriggly worms working hard already

Looking to grow several varieties of carrots parsnips beetroots courgettes


Discussions started by NewBoy2

May Trees in Bloom end of January

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Last Post: 01/02/2016 at 20:02 ones for storage

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Last Post: 27/01/2016 at 13:21

Seed Dispensers

Yes or No 
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Last Post: 10/01/2016 at 21:09

Root Trainers

Fad or Useful ? 
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Last Post: 07/01/2016 at 14:33

Red Poppy - Camomile - Bright Blue Thistle

Scavenged Seeds 
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Last Post: 05/01/2016 at 16:36

Sow indoors IN HEAT ?

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Last Post: 05/01/2016 at 14:12

Starting off as Seedlings

Which and When 
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Last Post: 26/12/2015 at 15:56

Worms in Manure Bags

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Last Post: 21/12/2015 at 08:17

Worms and Manure

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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 04:12

LEYCESTERIA FORMOSA -Himalayan Honeysuckle

How to grow on from seed 
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Last Post: 13/11/2015 at 13:48

Wind Brakes & Joy Larkcom

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Last Post: 09/11/2015 at 12:17

Successional Planting - Follow On Crops

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Last Post: 25/10/2015 at 17:00

Which Green Manures

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Last Post: 25/10/2015 at 14:36

Manuring & Winter Digging

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Last Post: 25/10/2015 at 11:35


Pro and Cons 
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