Latest posts by Palaisglide

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 10:21

"Nerdy geeks"? What kind of plant is that? Through time we do learn to nurture the soil, how to bring dead plants back to life and give a long slow kiss of life to the next door gardening Lady when she faints from too much sun, not too often lately. We all do our own thing which is why I read the forum, you get this picture of a versatile bunch of nutters. If curiosity got the better of me the place to go would be Forkers you get it all there. This is a place for gardeners, good bad or like me ugly, who needs more.


Help please

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 13:05

Most seeds need an ambient temperature to germinate which is why an indoor window sill or in my case a heated sand box is needed. The sand box with thermostat is curtaind off from the rest of the greenhouse with shelves above the heater so i can lift the seed boxes as they germinate not needing as much heat although still needing some warmth. A plastic or even glass greenhouse will get very cold at night this can set the seedlings back if it does not kill them. Propagators can be inexpensive for a simple one and worth the cost in good seedlings. As an example my sweet pea seeds have just gone in the sand box, some people have sown from November on, here in the NE England it would be a waste of time, so it also depends on where you live.

Hope this helps.


Bare Root Strawberry

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 10:27

Give them a good soaking and get them in the ground. It is essential the roots fatten and spread as soon as possible. It would need to be a hard long frost to harm them so get them planted.


Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 10:19

My credentials are many many years of gardening, reading books, making mistakes, sometimes massive and learning on the job. The advice i give on this forum is my way of trying to stop others making the same mistakes, they use the information as they wish, up to them. What else is there to know I ask?


Greenhouse Layout

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 23:26

My staging has been on the north wall of the GH for thirty odd years, tomato's on the floor south side and no problems. Anything that was on the staging has gone out by the time the toms are up and fruiting. I along with many older growers stop them at 5-6 trusses and nip out the growing tips, with inside and outside tomato plants there will be plenty for the extended family and me. The sun in the NE of England certainly rises high enough to give full light on the staging even with tomato's in full leaf although I do remove leaves covering ripening trusses to let the sun at the fruits. Gardeners have their own methods, what works for some not for others, my experience is my key to how things get done.


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 12:21

WATERED, for goodness sake, why can't I alter the spelling without losing everything.


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 12:18

Brilliant sunshine reflecting off the snow still around, bitter wind and clear skies, the usual coastal front must have headed out to sea it is not in view.

Warered the cuttings in the Conservatory does that count?


Greenhouse Layout

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 16:10

I would call that South facing, unless something is in the way the sun will move from the East early morning towards the West late afternoon and if the west side fence is not too high into evening. Put the staging come shelves on the North side the tomato's in pots or grow bags facing South and I hope you have plenty of vents, in full sun from the south you will need them plus probably some shading. If your sketch is correct you have an ideal position.


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 13:58

No need to dig myself out, Grandchildren arrive, now have Snowman complete with carrot nose pebble eyes and plant pot hat. They had sunshine to play, it has moved some snow on S and W, N and E sides still white. They are off swimming now, they do not feel the cold? I do.


Best greenhouse width?

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 11:20

Using both sides of the greenhouse for tomat's and other greens six feet is enough, if putting staging in one side then eight feet may suit you better. If you are going to use heat then the smaller the better those extra cubic feet can cost money. It also depends on the space available, you need a big garden for a big greenhouse. Take into account many tomato types can be grown outside in sheltered sunny spots. Big is not always best.


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