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Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 18:59

My point fidget is to do as much as is feesable without getting hung up on the organic for organic sake.

Even if we are not 100% organic the produce from our veg plots is 100 times better than veg grown far away and harvested a week ago.


Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 18:45

Daydaisy you could get too caught up in this organic or not question.

If all you are adding to your compost heap from outside your plot is a few peelings from bought in fruit and veg then it's as close to organic as makes no difference.

The important thing is to garden as organically as possible yourself.

If you are not selling as organic then what the difference.

If you are happy that you have kept non organic practices to a minimum.

Strictly everything added to the veg plot must be organic for the finished product to be classed as organic.

Most of us use seeds that are not certified as organic to start with.

Here in my garden I use nets and fleece to leep off pests as much as possible but if you want a crop of Rooster spuds then a blight spray is a neccessary evil.


Spud fairs...

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 19:45

Lucky you, too wet for anything tomorrow except cleaning the shed.

Spud fairs...

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 19:29

This may or not interest you but Lidil are selling first earlies from 30/01/14 in stores in Ireland so suppose the same applys to you lot over there. Homeguard, Queens and Sharpes Express.

At €2.49 for 1.5 kg they are ok value wise me thinks.

Some homeguard and Sharpes for me.

Seed spuds in the shops, must be nearly spring.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:41

Best of luck zoomer and all allotmenteers. At times I wish I had one, no one to interrupt you while you work(snooze in the garden shed).

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:29

I said at the start that I knew alittle about strawberries, well now I know some more. never entered my head to divide as i always hve so many runners.

Also we move to fresh ground with new plants to get a fresh start for the plants. After 4 years or so the plot will be jaded and needs fresh supply of organic material and this is difficult to do with a bed of strawberry plants. We are not trying to be awkward biofreak but rotation is the healtiest option.

Happy gardening to all in 2014.

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 20:11

Biofreak I know a little about strawberries but never heard of anyone dividing plants before. Where did this idea come from?

Potting up the runners in Autum, is the only way to get free plants that I know of.

use of compost/peat

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:37

I believe when they say change the compost every year they mean in your pots.


I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:28

I don't think Twerking has anything to do with electronic communication, I think it is much more BASIC(instincts) than that, or maybe I'm wrong.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 23:02

Thank god you are only talking about plants. That attitude prevailed about 100 years ago for poor volunteers!!!

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