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Runner Beans

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 01:56

As a general rule, plants grown indoors that are in a warm enviroment will grow quicker and become leggy. Ideally start them off in pots until they are around 3 inches in height then put them in a sheltered position outside. Being exposed to a cooler enviroment will slow their growth rate and harden them off. I start mine in 'rootrainer' trays until 2 inches high, then put them in a cold frame where they become stronger and used to the outside world. Once they are around 4 inches in height I then plany them up against a tent frame on the allotment and off they go. This works year in, year out.. so much so I have to fill shopping bags with excess and give them away every year. Thats just the crop from 10 plants. As you can imagine the neighbours love me

Talkback: How to improve soil with green manure

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
GlentoranMark : Rye seed can be bought from garden centers. They come in large packets and there are a couple of different types of 'Green Manure'. Ask an assistant for help if need be. I have several beds covered in green manure now ready for digging in in Spring. It is well worth getting. :) Some green manures will help with adding nutrients to the soil while others are soil improvers. I garden on heavy clay and have seen an improvement to my soil already.

Talkback: How to make a hedgehog house

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I have schematic for a hedgehog house that's relatively square with a push on lid.

The sizes are :
18 inches x
15 inchesx
9.5 inches. Hope this helps - wish I could include a picture for you
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