Ryan Lloyd

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Posted: 25/03/2013 at 16:19

The only time I ever grew them was last year (and this was accidental - spilt seeds). This year I have decided to put them in 3 inch pots filled with seed compost and then placed them in my conservatory which is around 15 degrees and they are 2 inches already (only sown 2 weeks ago). Let them do their thing, don't overwater them, just make sure the compost is moist and let them do the growing. I find if I don't check on them for a few days, then they seem to have changed so much compared to checking them everyday

to plant or not

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:32

I think it's because they are grown in england, whereas most of the potatoes we buy are from abroad and therefore cannot be grown or arent used to our climate. They simply don't pick the potatoes and leave them in the ground until ready to dig up. - This is what the allotment holder next to me said, as I was curius too. And you'd be better off planting your potatoes once risk of frost has passed, as it can kill the green growth and freeze the potatoes themselves, for now though, keep them in a cool place (so its not such a big temperature change when you do put them outside) and make sure they dont touch as this can cause mould

patchy grass

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:26

Also, maybe feed your grass a basic fertiliser too


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:24

I had to put mine in the fridge for 4months! Yes, 4 months, felt like forever, but I nw have some little 2cm seedlings in their own pot, so hopefully they will be flowering in the next few years

fruit bushes

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:22

Nightgarden, do it to all of them, as sawfly strike on any, but especially gooseberries, just be wary of all your other fruit bushes too.

experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:21

All my orders with the just pay postage has been rubbish. They all seem to have died and when they state you will be getting plug plants, they are literally 2cms from top of plant to bottom of roots and they normally all die for me. However, I got some free strawberry plants and had a nice harvest from them last year

Need Bees This Year!

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 12:36

Funny you should say that artjak, because I was going to create a lavender hedge on each side of my garden path and was wondering whether I'd be able to walk through them in the height of summer shen bees are around. Might chance it, what do you think, was it worth it?

Need Bees This Year!

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 12:21

WOW! Thankyou very much everyone! I'm off to a garden centre later, so will make sure I buy as many of the suggestions I can find! I feel a huge shopping spree coming on and a hole burnt in my bank account :P

Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 12:11

This wouldnt solve your dilemma, but may help. Try putting a layer of bubble wrap in you greenhouse (which is what I did last year), then it retains the heat from the daytime much better than usual. Thats the greenest way I can think of, but may only raise the temperature by 5 degrees or so


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 11:38
Rosa, yes keep feeling them and if possible try to stop them touching each other, as contact can cause mould to form. But your garage is perfect for them

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