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Pallets

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 22:55

Well have you got your clogs ready just in case?. Best of luck with the construction work.

 

Onions and potatoes

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 22:50

Don't panic Daisy it could be three weeks to a month for potatoes to show above ground. It depends on the soil temperature and as we have some cold and frosty nights the temp might not be too high.

Busy Bee don't forget to cover the young shoots from frost if it's forecast. I have to cover up every night this week.

The onion sets are very shallow rooting and can dryout in a fine spell like of late. Watered mine to-day. The bed was parched.

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:45

Clarington I earthup when the stalks are about 6 inches tall. usually only the tops of a few leaves are then showing above the new ground level. Tubers are swollen stems not roots so we want lots of stem under clay. don't worry about covering some or all leaves they will shoot up again. you can add potatoe manure while earthing up if you think they need more.

Just placed the cloche over the second drill of Sharpes express, should force them on.

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:16

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 The sharpes Express sowed on 12th march under a cloche growing fine. On the right are a few sown outside, big difference in performence. Earthed these up this evening and protected from frost.

Onions from seed

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 23:22

Right Mike it's time to get them in the ground.

Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:59

If you didn't chitt the spuds then they could be "upside down" and still grow. Point most of the shoots up and it will be ok. Don't worry just get them in the ground.

Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:44

There will be a shoot from every viable eye on the tuber. They will all grow up to the light, roots to follow.

Pallets

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:36

The pallets were clean and I gave them a heavy sanding, then 2 coats of Ronseal fence life.

New to gardening need advice

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:30

A lot of questions there cleverduck.

All of the above except chilli I think will grow outside. Don't know about chilli so don't know.

What is growing in your garden at the moment? This will tell you a lot about your soil. If it is under grass then it will grow most things without much additives.

 

Pallets

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:24

Thanks Panda. It's amazing what a lash of woodstain can do to a pallet.

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