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What is this? Just bought house and found in polytunnel

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:19
For Heaven's Sake! It looks like one of the spinach family. Tear off the useful leaves and cook them up. It was after all in a polytunnel.

Some people on this board are like the kitchen staff who wouldn't let the children eat the produce from the school garden because it hadn't come from the usual firm that supplied the kitchen.

Or the care home staff who banned home-made birthday cakes because they hadn't come from a shop.

Red mulch fabric for strawberries

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:07
How are you going to know, unless you do a proper trial with side-by-side plants?

cucumbers

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:52
At the beginning of the season they may produce male flowers. They will soon grow out of it and with 4 plants you will have more than enough cucumbers.

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:49
No, do as Dove suggests and cease taking it at the end of June so that the plant can build itself up for next year.

The stems are not poisonous, but the leaves are.

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 15:06
Trouble is they don't stop at 12 ft. How did you intend to trim them at that height? Have you got the correct equipment? Or did you intend to employ someone?

Poor Germination Rate

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 08:31
Sowed courgette and cucumber seeds from DT Brown on Friday afternoon and they were up by Sunday afternoon in the propagator. Choose your supplier with care. Some are just bad!

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 14:34
Nettles are the best plant for feeding the caterpillars of various butterflies.

Ground Elder

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 14:31
Digging is the worst thing you can do to eradicate it. Every last bit of root will make a new plant.

Weedkiller is the thing, I'm afraid.

bulb planting advice

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:33
When they seed naturally they germinate on the surface of the soil.

There are many seeds where I think the seed packet advice is to plant too deeply. I am apt to follow Mother Nature in some regards! And especially with regard to the time plants naturally cast their seed.

bulb planting advice

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:27
An inch is a bit deep. See how cyclamen grow, on the surface of the soil, but just deep enough for the roots to take a hold..

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