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Okay thank you...I've ordered them but they're not delivered until March so hopefully the soil will have warmed because I'm impatient to get the little critters all my hard work last year and all i had to show was fat slugs roaming my garden...and I swear they were smirking!
I had heavy clay soil mixed with chalk in some parts:/nightmare! we sectioned of areas, put in some raised beds and improved the soil with compost manure, sand, whatever we could think of and now two years later its alot better; not perfect but definitely workable. In the meantime I used pots scattered around to put splashes of colour...fuchsias seem to thrive here but I can't get Foxgloves to stay and the roses struggle so I dug them up and put them in large pots last Autumn...waiting to see if they're better this Summer.....roll on the sunshine I say
I've been looking into giving Nematodes a go this Spring and was just wondering if after applying them I can sow my veg/salad crops in the beds.....it says they're animal, wildlife and children friendly but no-where can I find whether its safe to plant veg etc., after treatment:/ Hope someone out there can help me I feel a victory (albeit a pricey victory) coming on hehe.....
Will do ...wellies all dried and ready for the next mission
Thank you the variety I've got is Cristo and it says Autumn or Spring planting.....
Tucked in a little village called Findon I'm between Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring; about 10 miles west of Brighton....bitterly cold wind again today. I live in a cottage with so many draughts its like sitting outside some days....brrrr!
black slugs I was told to leave alone as they eat the others and do little damage to your plants. I lost 90% of my veg to the slimy critters last year and won't be this year...I've been out today and walloped the little so and so's whilst they were sleeping hehe I've tried the copper tape round pots and it didn't work; I'm sure they climbed the geraniums and launched themselves onto the petunias for a big meal time...most were gone by the morning! I'm tempted to try nematodes this year as last year we tried so many methods to no avail. Luckily I didn't find any in the greenhouse
okay so I've put them in the greenhouse and will keep them there for approx ten days then plant in the ground, I'm sure we'll get plenty of frosts here:/ we usually do - my bones are telling me the cold has no intention of going away yet I've just cleaned the greenhouse out, washed it all etc., now I feel shattered...brain willing, the body kicks off..oh to live in a warm climate thank you for all the advice everyone)
Love it lol...very good
I re-read the packaging from the garlic and yep Geoff I got it totally wrong:/ I still have a bulb left to plant...shall I bother sticking it straight into the veg bed? Will it just take a bit longer for harvesting? or should I save it for Spring planting? I got it for two reasons, we eat lots of garlic and also it said it's a great pest deterrent When I've dug the veg beds there are plenty of worms so I'm assuming this is a really good thing and will stop the digging, really pleased about that, thanks for letting me know ....as for those slugs.....grrrr! I found several asleep....not for long; they're in green heaven Where hubby just laid slabs round the veg beds we unknowingly gave them a lovely hiding place, just lying there...waiting for a big feast on my crops now that I've found it...................