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ranunculus

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:16

They haven't flowered yet, but I have great hopes.  They are in a row in a raised bed.  The plants in the bed are for cutting.  Gladioli (several rows), anemones (flowering now) and dahlias.  

As the bed is  in the vegetable rotation the soil is well fed.

ranunculus

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 09:03

I got some from Peter Nyssen and planted them in April.  They look good.  But I put some that were too many for the row in the greenhouse, thinking they would come earlier and they look unhappy. Perhaps they like the freedom of a bed (I think there's a joke there somewhere).  

Anyway I'm looking forward to the flowers.

poppys

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 00:26

You can put a paper bag (not a plastic one) over the seed pod and fix it with a rubber band.  The seed will fall into it when it is fully ripe.

How often do you buy seeds and it's NOT what the packet said?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:05

Some brassicas are eaten as salad leaves, when they are young.  Nowhere does the OP say the seeds were supposed to be all lettuces. Nowhere does she state the contents - by botanical or common name -  of the seed packet. She simply said they were mixed.  She may find the leaves are now unpalatable, but they will not harm her.

All I can say is my original thought is that the OP has left the salad leaves too long before cropping them.

When you say I misread this post, do you mean your post?

Perhaps Mel will come back and tell us what her thought are now.

I NEED A TREE!!!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 15:43

In all honesty the plot measurements you give make it too small for any tree, beyond a shrub.  Even if you plant as far away from the house as possible you say that is only 8ft.  Too close for safety's sake.

Have to say a tree will be in the way of the mowing anyway.

How to tell when Garlic is ready to harvest?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:56

I would stop buying garlic and when you need some dig up a plant.  You will soon see if the garlic is ready.

Crop rotation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:55

It is usual to rotate crops year by year. If you have four beds the same crop will not return to bed one for four years.  I prefer to put strawberries in the rotation so I have more than four beds.

Tomatillos

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:48

I've grown them in a cold greenhouse.  Big plants.  Can't say I make enough real salsa to do them justice.  Easy to grow.

Bags of potting compost purchased - absolutely rubbish

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:39

Jacks Magic is good, although it dries out quickly.  But not everybody is happy using a product that is 80 - 90 percent peat.

Mushroom ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:34

Probably neither.  Maybe inedible but not deadly.

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