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Vegetable Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:49

Or 3000 letuce plants


Vegetable Growing

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:47

You can buy potatoe fertilizer garden centers or hardware stores, either organic or otherwise. But the first thing to note is what is in the ground where you want to plant now. Has it been fertilized recently, easier to help you if we knew the current state of play so to speak.

Vegetable Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:35

Bought my Pea seed(Kelvedon Wonder) in Lidl yesterday. Will start them in modules before planting out. If the seed is no good I'll know straight away. bought the same variety last year from the 2 euro shop and had very few failures. Seed are seed only the profit margin differs.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:43

Made my compost bins out of pallets.

Also made a garden bench out of a 9 board pallet. Take off the battom boards, leave on the big blocks of wood. Cut into 3 3 board sections and ressemble with the wooden block all meeting under the seat. Simple.

Strawberry runners

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:37

As you got no reply yet from any kind neighbour I can tell you that Lidl will have strawberry plants in the shops come late March or April. Reasonable prices but pick them up sharpish as the do not care for them very well in my experience and let them dry out.

Growing Potatoes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:34

Only people who grow small amounts of potatoes bother to chit them. The larger commercial growers don't do it at all. Sometimes we gardeners get hung up on "The Right Thing To Do". If they are sound and the earth is right and warm enough they will grow perfectly well without chitting. Seed potatoes in the ground will take several weeks to show above ground. Chitting is a way we use to steal back some of this lost time. I have 8 tubers chitting at the moment and they will be sown under a cloch in early March weather permitting. I will chit a further 8 or 10 to follow them without a cloch. The other 40 or so first earlies will get no special treatment and go straight into the ground around Patricks day, March 17. End of June is the expected harvesting date for these. The chitted ones should be ready 2 weeks or so earlier. It is way too early to chit maincrop potatoes unless you think they are suitable as seond earlies. Don't panic, it's only february yet and a miserable one at that?

happy Gardening


Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:22

sowed my onion, cabbage and leek seed in unheated propagators on 11/ feb and they are all starting to appear now. Yipee!

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:53

I have loads of rhubarb but have no idea of the variety. Got it first in 1985/86 from a gardener in a big house when he was retiring. Still enjoying it 20 someting years later. It has grown to about 8 inches tall already this year.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 19:37

I'm jealous of you early starters only started chitting last week. Garden saturated again today. Will this rain ever stop!


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:32

Jad1 wish I had your sunny climbs. No early spuds here till mid March at the earliest and then covering with a cloch or fleece for most of April. Got heavy frost on first Saturday in May in 2012.

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