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Talkback: How deep to sow seeds

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 09:08
In general most seed packets exaggerate the planting depth.

Compost heap question

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 15:53
Or use a terrier.

Just to point out that rats have no bladder control, they pee all the time so Lepto will be through the compost. Make sure you wash your hands if handling compost, but sunlight will kill the bacteria once it is spread.


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 15:47
Oh dear, you should have put them in the light some time ago. I'm sure someone will be along soon to tell you what to do next, apart from putting them in a cool, light place. The ones with small shoots will recover, not sure about the long ones.

how far apart to avoid cross pollination?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:42
There are some things where it is better to buy seeds new every year and let the commercial seed companies run the risk of cross-pollination.

If just one bee gets through you may end up raising rubbish plants next year. And all for want of buying reliable seed.

Good Luck with the water melons!

Are These Ready?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 14:39
TBH I wouldn't leave them as long as Edd's first picture as there is a risk the shoots would be knocked off during the planting process.

I don't think they are way behind, they will start to grow in their own sweet time.

Are These Ready?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:00
Much longer.

......the good guys

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 00:01
Well, I would expect 'Good Guys' not to send out bad plants in the first place.

......the good guys

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 21:23
Victoria Sponge, how can you say a company is a 'Good Guy' if you had to have replacement plants?

I make that two 'Bad Guys.'

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 23:05
From experience, which may be different from other people, avoid T&M, Hayloft and Parkers.

When is the best time to sow strawberries in the UK?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 12:20
Well, white strawberries are not unusual.

Remember that strawberry seeds should be sown on the surface of the soil.

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