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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.

Foxes

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:31

Much as I think foxes are a pest I must scotch the idea that they kill 'for fun'.  They don't, they kill for food.  It is normal fox behaviour.

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