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No dig gardening

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:32

Due to severe back problem what do fellow gardeners feel, know or can advise about "no dig " method of gardening. I have this autumn  gone down this route by nessessity and sown a green manure crop of broad beans and tares having first just being able to push hoe the raised beds to a depth of 4 inches. Crops are currently growing well. Any further advice will be greatly appreciated

Parsnip problem

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:14

Thanks Bob the gardener. Yes, your theory/ suggestion seems logical. Thanks

Parsnip problem

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 10:36

The canker is on the shoulders of the vegetable. Can anyone suggest a preventative cure for this problem. 

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 07:31

Yes, do as Nutcutlet suggests then pot on for two or three years before planting out into open ground. Must surround with wire to prevent rabbit damage. Why not try growing one or two as bonsai ?

Over winter garlic

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 07:20

I grow Provence Wight planted in early October, generally have good quite large bulbs and stores well. It is false policy to grow supermarket garlic as much of it comes from China and is not really suitable for our British climate and only produces very small bulbs I find. So buy good stock from a reputable supplier.

Leek problems

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:43

Thanks folks. I grew from seed but possibly could have been wrongly packeted, onion seed in leek packet. Thanks for your interest and reply.

Leek problems

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:39

This year my leeks failed to grow properly resulting in pencil thick specimens only. Upon lifting I find the plants have a bulbous base approx 2 cm diameter, please can anyone offer advice.

Please help me identify what is eating my strawberries!?!

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 07:18

Mouse traps will prove the culprit !


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 07:00

Must have good moisture retentive material for roots To grow into then as mentioned earlier fine mist spray mid day when sun hottest


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 06:33

experiment !  Find the potato which suits your soil, what is good in one garden does not always do good next door. If you have the space try different varieties until you find  a breed which performs well.

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Discussions started by Old timer2


Manure/wood shavings 
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Greenhouse heating.

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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 20:33

No dig gardening

Back problem 
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Last Post: 22/10/2013 at 16:55

Parsnip problem

Parsnip canker? 
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Last Post: 22/10/2013 at 19:34

Leek problems

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Last Post: 19/10/2013 at 14:43
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