Latest posts by scroggin

Planting out courgette

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:36
Forecasting cold nights this week so definitely too cold, I live in the south east and I don't sow my courgettes until the end of April. That way they grow straight on without being checked. They grow really quickly so there is no need to get them started too early.

Talkback: How to grow aubergines

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 15:44
I grew a dwarf variety Rosanna last year from seed, I started them mid March indoors on the windowsill then transferred them to an unheated poly in mid May. I grew them direct in the ground and had a very good crop of egg size fruits. Previously unsuccessful with full size varieties but the dwarf form were trouble free.

I need a 360 degree manure guide!!

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 07:56
As Dove says all the creatures you found areca sign of a healthy biosystems, I just filled my bean trench with manure I have been storing under a tarpaulin for 12 months, it was full of worms which will help break down the soil. Fabulous stuff.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 18:23
Dug the bean trench on the allotment, hope to sow my parsnips and carrots on Mon as the forecast looks good. Lots of pricking out and potting on in the polytunnel. Love this time of year, always something to plant or sow.

Serious reminder folks....

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:11
Its good if you're working a night shift, you get to go home an hour early

Serious reminder folks....

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 19:50
Sorry Primrose but it will be lighter evenings, and darker in the mornings for a short while. But its definitely 1hr less in bed on Sun morning

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:33
Fig rolls for me

Monty's wildlife garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:50
Any ideas that Monty can give to us the general public should be applauded. Many gardens are still very sterile habitats, so if his project encourages a few sceptics then I'm all in favour. I am blessed with a healthy population of slowworms on the allotment, such beautiful creatures it brightens any day.
Most people on our patch leave areas to go wild, evenpn the pristine ones and that I think is in no small part thanks to programmes such as GW.

Cucumber planting advice

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:43
Good luck Luke, as you say they taste much better than shop ones. I would have some fleece handy though, I love I'm Kent and we regularly get frosts in April.

Cucumber planting advice

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:32
In a normal year one plant is plenty for a small family, but unless you are growing them up canes they need to be at least 30 ins apart or you will end up with a tangled mess and this can provide a breeding ground for mildew.

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