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Rhubarb relocation

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:51

While you are moving it, now could be a good idea to split it as well. Just adding my penny worth.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 19:48

I got the chance to go to Horticulture college at 16 but bright people told me to finish my exams first. Never got the opportunity again. Would never tell my two anything like that, go with your dreams, if they turn to nightmares who cares try something else.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:36

Maintenence in a college. As we say here I work to live not live to work. My passion is my veg plot.

I know now where to come for my medicals.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 12:15

Very true Bob. Am growing Home guard this year for first time as an experiment. One row of 26 tubers, enough to have a good supply if they work out but not taking up too much ground.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:46

They say that the first person to live to 150 is already alive.

Best keep the dithane just incase it is you!


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 23:46

I have enogh for 2 more years. After that I'll start to use the new one which is twice the price. Sucks to be the consumer!

new for old sprouted potatoes

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:07

No reason why they should not grow. Having been washed will not help.

As Fidget says disease could be a bigger problem than certified seed.

As i said on anther thread Lidl are selling first earlies at the mo. Got two small bags yesterday. Sharpes Express and Home Guard.


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:01

Dithane has been removed from sale in Ireland, is it still available over with you?

Chitting potatoes- have I got this right?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:49
No expert wrote (see)

Sow earlies in late March, cover from late frost.

Sow second earlies mid to late April.

Sow maincrop late April to mid May.

Hope this is of help.

As bob says there is no need to chit potatoes at all.

Another great thing about potatoes is they quickly cover up the groung and supress weeds.

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 19:50

Nut you got it exactly right. On a small piece of ground you cannot be self sufficient with all the additives so there will always be stuf coming into the garden. My FYM is from pedigree charolais cattle but it might just as well  be from half breds as the end product still works the sane way.

Avoid using the sprayer as much as possible and we will all be healthier.

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