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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...................
Ah okay:/ next year I'll do them properly so if I put them in the unheated greenhouse they may toughen up a bit before going into the veg bed? We're due some harsh frosts according to the forecast:/ my veg plot has paths between the soil areas; hubby has made it as easy as possible for me so I don't tread on the soil I've dug over, I thought you had to keep turning the soil over during the Winter (still trying to kill off the slugs) its just so heavy:/ I've dug leaf compost and some sand into the beds ( or rather hubby has dug it into the soil lol) to try and break up the clay etc., Thanks for your advice
Hi everyone I've started growing my garlic in pots indoors and they're about 6 inches tall and the roots are through the bottom of the pots so time to move them on me thinks...is it okay to plant outside and leave unprotected or should I cover with gardeners fleece? Also should I plant in a large pot or the veg plot? (First time I've grown garlic) I'm digging over the veg plot each week at the moment and adding all the usual to break up the soil as its clay and chalk where I live (nestled in the South Downs) and its sooooo wet:/ done it for the last couple of years but every winter it seems to revert to the same cloggy plot..any suggestions folks gratefully received
Nothing down South Coast..yet:/ don't want a repeat of last year
Thanks for all your suggestions I'm heading outside now..wish me luck!
lol....I've got loads of pots scattered around my garden and two on each step going up the patio, I will definitely be in manic mode tomorrow I thought gravel was a good deterrent:/ I have so much to learn My hubby sits drinking his beer and watching the bats while I'm snarling at and squishing the slugs better than watching the telly he reckons Do the keel slugs lay their eggs underground? I have raised borders for my veg and flowers and they're quite deep but the slugs seem to be coming up from underneath:/ can't seem to find the answer to how deep the slugs live underground...any idea?
Thank you, I will have a look tomorrow
Can anybody help me get rid of what seems like the entire worlds population of slugs in my garden? I began gardening two years ago and the first year was fab...lots of veg and flowers with very little attack from the slimy critters...ugh! but last year total destruction:/ I tried slug pellets and beer traps, the dusk patrol with torch, crushed egg shells and soapy water...all failed and having seen the size of some of them I'm not surprised. I've read about nematodes...any good? I gave up with bulbs too because they disappeared by the next year I believe due to black keel slugs? My hubby thinks its hilarious when I go on my night-time patrol armed with torch and salt pot) I will win! with your help any suggestions gratefully received...thanks everyone
I replace the top few inches with fresh compost, fertilizer of some sort depending what you're growing in the pot, seems to have worked well for me