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Talkback: Buying seed potatoes

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:10

I suppose I will have to find the space! But dissapointed as I dont want them alltogether.


Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 07:40

Busy Bee, I envy all that space you have and love your beds.

Talkback: Buying seed potatoes

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 07:35
Bought a potatoe collection which included four lots of first, second and main crop potatoes. I chitted one lot of earlies while the others sat in a cupboard.

Just noticed that all of the potatoes in the cupboard have sprouted. That is 24 seed potatoes in all. Not sure what I will do with so many apart from give them away.

Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:16

Hi Melanie, just last week I made a raised bed from scaffolding boards available free at Epping forest in east London, through free cycle You can pick up a lot of wood free if it is not too far for you. I made another from pallets also picked up free from some builders. Just don't use wood that has been treated with chemicals if you are planning to  grow organic vegetables.

I didn't bother lining the larger bed _just dug over and topped with compost and fertiliser. Stakes in the corners will be useful, like Busy Bee suggested, to put up netting or cloches.

Stagnant rain water

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:17

Thank you all very much. 

I can dig the trench fairly deep and the water just gets displaced. The hole is lower than the garden and I too suspect that water is draining off the garden into the hole. 

I could try backfilling  with the soil that came out of the hole, add grit/compost and plant up some flowers and see what happens. 

Jim, I  did have trouble uploading my pic. Smaller pixels in future.

Stagnant rain water

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:37

Hi all, new member here!

Wondering if someone could please help with a new problem. Just had a patio laid. I requested two planting trenches for some herbs. Unfortunately one of them has water stagnating in it after the heavy rains while the other, about 60cms away, is fine.

I tried digging it out a bit thinking it was hardcore but not so sure as the fork does not appear to hit anything sold. Family suggest that we make it into a water feature but I am not so sure about the hygeine of stagnant water. Does anyone have any ideas on what the problem might be and how I can resolve it? Clay soil. Pic insertedThank you very much.



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