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Latest posts by saltski

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:18
Thank you Italophile, I am growing a specifically windowsill variety of tomato plant (grows to 1' high). I was wondering how they would be pollinated. When the flowers are in abundance I shall give them a tickle.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:10
I popped mine in the ground this afternoon. I have split them up, I have some in my fruit cage where the soil is good, loose and enriched with well rotted manure. I put the rest in the ground in the rest of the garden, but the clay there is quite tough and clay like so not sure how well the bulbs will form but if they're no good ill know for next year!

Can't wait for the results now, love garlic.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:09

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 14:45
Cold frames !  THAT'S the answer !!


I agree, I don't have a greenhouse so this seems like the best option for me ATM.

Should my Shallots have Shoots?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:33

Thanks for the tips, glad I'm not the only one with slow ones. I'm not far from Sam so it's probable that they're on similar timescales.

Lets hope for some nice warm weather.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:32

Thanks for the advice, I'll get them in the ground tomorrow afternoon.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:19

OK, second noob question this morning but I'm learnign as I'm goign along. A couple of weeks ago I planted cloves of garlic into 9cm pots. I know this was probably too late and won't yield as good a crop as if I had planted in winter but I didn't know, I assumes as they were selling it it could be planted. Now they've done well int he post so far and they have shoots on of between 3 and 4 inches and growing rapidly!

Shoul dI move them on now into the ground? And if so where should I put them? I'm not sure if they have any 'predators' I get a lot of birds in my garden, big ones, wood pigeons and pheasants will they pull them up? I can put them in my fruit cage with fruit bushes and shallots if that will be better.

Just looking for a little advice, thanks!

Should my Shallots have Shoots?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:11

Hi, I planted some shallot sets into the ground about 2/3 weeks ago, following the advice and leaving the tips exposed. I watered well and have left them. But so far I cannot see any growth on them, no green shoots appearing at the top. I planted garlic last weekend and already that has big green shoots on it. They're in my fruit cage with all my lovely fruit bushes that look amazing now that the leaves have unfurled.

Should I be worried about them?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 12:26

If it is a sliding door then you will have to be very careful how you place the greenhouse on the bricks, it will have to slide infront or behind them.


Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:39

Hi guys, I planted some Garlic late last week into pots (1 love in each 9cm pot) which are currently in my kitchen as I thought it would be too cold for them outside yet. Should I move them outside? They can sit in my fruit cage to keep the birds off until they're established then I was planning on putting them in the ground.

Also should I have planted them deeper? I put them into the pots so that they were just below the surface, this was advice I had found on the internet so have them so that their tips are just visible, should I push them deeper?

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