Posted: 13/09/2013 at 00:04
We are in the lap of the gods when growing anything.....the weather, pests, diseases etc. however, certain rules still apply......good fertile, stone free soil for carrots, richly manured Soil for runner beans, etc.. etc. try to grow these two crops in the wrong soil and you will certainly have poor results.
Pelleted seed is not worth it. Time taken to properly sow the seed, then to thin is good practice that doesn't really take that much time. You can still sow pelleted seed incorrectly....I.e too deep, too shallow....and germination is never guaranteed.
We need to understand what each crop needs to be able to grow them well......this year I completely re-evaluated my old ways of growing tomatoes,for example, (advice on the forum helped this) and my crop was been superb amd the plants themselves very healthy.