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Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:41

Here is a cold frame made from pallet planks and an old over bath shower door.



Posted: 07/04/2014 at 21:25

Impressive GG. What are you lining it with?


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:51

In November/ december you could plant some there with plenty of FYM if you can get it. By plenty I mean two to three bukets per crown. Combine this with a good mulch of same or good garden compost and it will crop like mad.


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:26

Been reading down all these posts and it strikes me that having a limited number of crowns leads to a lot of issues re moving, splitting and picking. If you could have a few more crowns these issues will be less problematic as you can take a crown out of production and not miss it. Rhubarb makes a great backdrop to a flower border so no need to think of it as a veg patch only plant. The one real danger to rhubarb is overpicking.

north facing veg patch

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:36

Correct as usual Dove. North facing garden here but more importantly very little if any shade.

How is the Potato planting going for you?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:01

Connemara Gardener welcome to the "Spud planters guide to the Galaxy".

How early can you plant out there by the sea?Here in Tipperary we get frost till May bank holiday so spuds this early are a labour of love.

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Posted: 04/04/2014 at 17:34

Just in from collecting student from train.

Got it perfectly right Steve. Might try the grass clippings myself as we have Ph 8+ and the peat is more expensive. Those Roosters in my picture are heavely scabbed but taste wonderful.

Hostafan 1 the ones I sowed are barely 3 to 4 inches deep but will get another 6 inches of soil when earthed up.

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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 23:01

My late dad showed me this method and it works for me. I'll earthup with the ridges left when needs be. Will also dig the furrows between the ridges at a later stage and earthup again. This black soil is very fine when dry and runs off the growing tubers exposing them to the sun.

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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:38

Put one seed at your heel and one at your toe as in pictuer 4

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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:30

Still not too lats for second earlies and plenty time for mancrop.

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