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Posted: 07/02/2015 at 22:06

The simple answer to your question is that you have bought these seeds too early and they will all go sprout an take over the world!

The more complicated answer is keep them in as cool and dark but frost free a space as possible, for as long as possible and set them to chit a month to six weeks before you intend to plant. If they have started to sprout rub them off and store as above. We all tend to buy our potato seed a bit early as they tend to get scarce at planting time. Keep a eye on them from time to time

Hope this helps

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:06

Bought first earlies, Sharpes Express to-day. Set them to chit in egg boxes in a cold room(every room is cold in this wind). roll on march till we plant them.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:29

Started digging for early potatoes. Cleaned one bed of strawberries and bagged the dead leaves from same. No gardening until Saturday

Took the plunge, tips welcome!

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 19:56

Bit of a slip there Dove!


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 19:49

Very impressive. Might make myself one of those, the old ones I have are a little sad looking at the mo. still they served me well for years.

Well Charlie November we like to recycle and it also saves us money on wood. dismantling pallets isn't that hard really.

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:43

Have kept a garden diary for the past 3 years. Great for checking back to see when you planted in other years and what the results were. Keep it simple, if it is complicated you will not keep it filled in regularly and then you lose the benefit of it.

Parsnip problems!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:38

Buy fresh parsnip seed each year. They have a very poor germination rate if kept over from last year.

Garden help

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 18:19

All the posters on here are very helpful. Just ask and you will recieve any help you need. start off with simple things and then expand. happy gardening.


Great gardening weather

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 18:16

But Salino do you not realise that they are all mad and we are the only sane ones on the planet.

Great gardening weather

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 15:03

Daffodils sprouting, as is the Rhubarb, second lot of garlic which is 6 weeks behind the other variety is up. Wishing this weather would continue for a few weeks but alas it is to end too soon. Merry Christmas to one and all.

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