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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 22:59

You'd better be careful about how much electricity you use when powering up your computer then Frank!  Don't tell me  - you have your own wind turbine? You've invested in kinetic plates? Maybe some photovoltaic panels? You don't eat meat because go the methane issues? You only wear trousers made from grass? You've never eaten anything purchased from a supermarket? You travel by horse and cart?

 

 

 

 

 

I indulged myself...

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 22:45

Congratulations Steve! I'm sure you'll fill it in no time! Nice wood

 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 06:23

Thing is Ed, I don't want to be 'told' 

I'll just have lots of fun having a go at keeping them healthy and strong, and if they don't make it, guess what??......I'll just have another go!  This parade doesn't get rained on that easily 

Each to their own though, and I'm delighted with mine!

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 22:32

Gordon Bennett!! Just had a sneaky peak under the condensation filled lids and I can't believe my mince pies!  The dahlias, zinnias and cosmos seeds are all sprouting!! I only turned the thing on on Saturday....and it's only Monday! Wow wee!! I can see I'm going to like this heated propogator a LOT! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:58

I dreamed about gardening today, from the misery of my desk! Was taking solice in the blue sky outside until someone shut the blind because the sun was glaring on their computer screen. Boo hooooo! Wish it was Friday!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:53

What lovely photos. Snow drops and Christmas roses are simply stunning.

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:26

What a fantastic position to be in! Please please can you post a photo? Would love to see!

sounds like you won't need gym membership going forwards!

vegtrug

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:21

Dolly bird?! Brillint! Not heard that turn of phrase since 1974!  It sits next to 'Chickerdee' and 'Crumpet' in memories of my dad (when my mum was out of ear shot)!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 05:59

Love your post Frank. Right up my street! 

Raised beds and nutrients

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:03

Also, best not to grow the same thing in the same bed two years in a row. Rotate what you grow. 

Like Lireo does, I put manure in mine (did it yesterday) along with ash from the fire. Also does no harm to buy some food / fertiliser and sprinkle it on.  A good dog over too works wonders, especially this time of year when the ground can be frozen. A gentle dig, leaving the big chunks on the top, will allow the soil to break down naturally. 

Perhaps you could grow herbs, or flowers for cutting, where you grew veg last year.

such a great thing to get the kids involved. 

 

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