Latest posts by Verdun

Can I, should I hoe?

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 10:59


Yes I would hoe every chance you get now....pleasant, warm you up job too.

unlike during hot dry summer fhe weeds won't frizzle on the surface but they are unlikely to root right now.  Seeds won't germinate either.  The surface looks better too. Only though if the soil is don't want to compact it too much....and you did say it is a raised or built up area so should be fine.


Posted: 15/01/2016 at 10:52

Morning rosemummy, good choice 

how about hardy geranium at the base?  Not planted right up the the stem but a vigorous spreading type like Ann Folkhard, Tanya Rendall, Tiny Monster, rozanne, Russel Pritchard, or the lovely white flowering Coombland White.  You can still have your bulbs growing through

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:55

Not really grannybee but sowing indoors is important. 

Once germinated and growing away a cool greenhouse is fine. As fidget said they do not need heat when growing but good ventilation and light.  A covering of fleece on cold nights will protect them.  

If you have a new space growing your own veg is worth it....esp when you TASTE it.  Beats anything you can buy in the shops 


Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:45

hiya Lily, yes snow possible.   Think we may be just a little too far in the west right now but next week could be a shock 

will lag up outside tap today..not usually necessary over winter   And will fleece pelargoniums outside in pots ...again, not a regular winter task here 

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:30

Hiya Ginger

love gardening australia....for me the best gardening prog on the tellie.  Can't wait for the new series...starting in March I think?

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:25

Mokum, sugarsnax and tendersnax are excellent sweet carrots. they are more expensive though with far less seed per packet. 


Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:17

Good morning everyone 

cold but drier. sunshine forecast.  Snow forecast on high ground in mid Cornwall and very cold nights to come 

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:14

Not THAT keen vegboy

often I am exorted to grow for show. For me it would spoil the fun ...and purpose..of growing good healthy crops.  The competitive nature in me would take over too.  


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 22:31

Delighted Leicester are still winning.  they aren't looking second best to anyone. they could win the Premiership.  They have the talent but, more imoortantly, they have the work rate and determination.  It would be great if they did it 

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 22:26

Hotspur, agree about the day length factor.  When I wanted large onions I would sow in xmas holiday, feed high nitrogen feed before mid summer and then switch to a high potash feed.  Always felt the most important factor was good late summer weather.

agree too later sowings can catch up and surpass earlier ones grown in less than perfect conditions 

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