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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 "

Beans - All sorts - Soil Prep

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:05

I have saved some beans from this seasons pods and I would like to know

1.What do I need to do to the beds now...manure...make a .trench

2.Can some of them be grown in a 18" raised bed

These are the ones I have saved


Black Beans....Climbing French beans...maybe Purple Cascade

Dwarf Green Beans

Green Runner Beans

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 16:42

The World to a certain degree depends on people buying not what they need but what they are TOLD they need

Thats why Crimbo starts in October just to boost the sales of Global Companies

I wonder what JC would say !!!



Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:05

NSA.....Not Socially Aware...people who wear dark glasses on top of their heads in pubs at 11.00pm at night or a T Shirt and a scarf in June !!

EOA....Errors and Omissions Accepted.......bottom of letters



FBB & LIme

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:44

Thanks Lyn

I have a photo of me that looks just like yours !!

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:42

Just complained to a big company beginning with M as they sell a plant rescue product that MAY harm our bees

They apparently are awaiting the results of government trials to see if the chemical used is dangerous to our bees but are still selling it

Wont use them again

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