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Centipede V Millioede

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 18:47
In general the ones that move fast are the predators and are good.

In general the ones that move slowly are the prey and are bad.

toxicology testing soil before growing vegetables

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:39
Sunlight will have rendered any nasties ineffective, especially if you turn over the soil regularly. Don't grow vegetables you might eat raw, like salads and wash the crops well, though you will be boiling the vegetables. E-coli is everywhere; there are many strains of it. Don't get yourself too worried.


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:32
Don't worry about the photo of the damage; OH and I were dairy farmers, and can you imagine what they did to our fields? I know they were only looking for food but the mess was awful!


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 01:15
And laburnum and rhododendron and hundreds of other plants. Do not get paranoid about the plants in the garden, except for the deadly ones. Monkshood and datura (Angels Trumpets) are certainly ones to avoid.

Above all supervise your young children in the garden and teach younger and older ones not to eat anything without asking.


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:16
Not sure of the scale of your photo, but next year I think I would space the rows a bit further apart.

Germination times

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 00:27
I never leave them until they are 2" long as I would be nervous of damaging them. I transfer them as soon as its obvious they have germinated. About 1/8".


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 00:23
And the lower the better - or they will dig under it!

help with ID of thisveg/plant

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:05
Have you tasted the leaf?

Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:02
I always germinate sweetcorn on damp kitchen paper in a closed container at room temperature. 100 percent success with certain seed suppliers.

Examine them every day and as soon as you see the root shoot emerge put the seed gently with tweezers into a pot of compost or a RootTrainer or compost-filled toilet roll and cover lightly with compost.

Re-appearing Potatoes

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:56
Gardening teaches you patience. Just wait.

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