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Roxanne Blanton


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Growing Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 12:38

I have started the process of growing sweet potato slips by submerging half a sweet potato in a jar of water, with the other half sticking out the top. After weeks and weeks of nothing, it has finally grown a very good root system. However, there are no signs of any slips starting to grow at all! Has anyone else had success at growing sweet potatoes this way? How long should it take for slips to start appearing now my sweet pot has grown a root system? 

ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 21:24

Brilliant! Thank you all so much for the info! As it grows quite tall I am going to dig it out of the lawn but leave it at the bottom and sides of the garden where I am also growing little patches of wild flowers so it should fit in quite nicely! To stop it spreading do I just dead head it before it turns to the fluffy seeds? Also, will it come back next year or would I have to let it spread some seeds?

ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 15:00

We moved into our new home in September and the garden was a bit of a wasteland. Rubble & rubbish everywhere. I cleaned it up, dug it all over, sowed grass seed and created some borders and a rockery. Very pleased with the end result, BUT there is this random plant that keeps growing literally all over my garden now, in the grass, in the rockery, everywhere. When I dig it up it seems like its sprouting from old choped up roots (I guess left in the ground from when I dug it all over?). Here are some pictures...

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7794.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7795.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7796.jpg?width=238&height=350&mode=max

 Can anyone identify it for me please? It is a pest or should I let it grow? Will it look nice or not? Also need to know if its poisonous or anything as I have a little boy who loves to play in the garden. Thanks in advance!

Carrots & Parsnips Companion Planting?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 12:44

Yesterday I sowed some seeds in my tiny veg patch. Today I read about companion planting and found out that I have done it all wrong by planting carrots & parsnips right next to each other! Should I leave them as they are or attempt to dig up the seeds to reseed them elsewhere? Why is this such a problem & has anyone successfully grown the two together?

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Growing Sweet Potatoes

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ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

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Carrots & Parsnips Companion Planting?

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