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Perennial weeds

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 10:10

Thanks everyone for your advice. I'll try some of your suggestions.

Perennial weeds

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 21:03

I have a large plot with a substantial perennial weed problem. I'm okay with the weeding part but I'd like to know the best way to compost the vast quantities I dig out. I originally put them into a separate open composting area but am building up quite a mountain of healthy perennial weeds!

I don't do hot composting, there are too many weeds to put them in a bucket of water until dead and we don't have a green refuse collection with living in a very rural area. Can anyone suggest the best way to deal with them?

Onions and garlic

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:59

Actually, I had benn thinking of trying that. I usually plant out directly but it will be an interesting trial to start them off in the greenhouse. Being 1000 feet up in Wales our growing season is shorter so it should give them a head start. Thanks for the suggestion.

Onions and garlic

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:15

Thanks everyone very much for the helpful advice. The bulbs are still dry and firm so I'll give them a try. However, we've only just got rid of the snow and the plot is quite waterlogged so I'll leave it a while.

Onions and garlic

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 11:20

I have a few autumn planting shallots, onions and garlic sets that I did not get round to planting. Will they grow just as well if I plant them as Spring sets? Does anyone know if they are different varieties?

Any help would be appreciated.

Richard

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Perennial weeds

How do I compost large quantities of perennial weeds 
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Last Post: 24/04/2013 at 10:10

Onions and garlic

What's the difference between spring and autumn onion sets? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 17:59
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