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vegtable charts

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:28

Well if I was starting vegetable growing for the first time I would stick to EASY vegetables and leave the difficult ones for a few years.

I am sure the information will be correct but it might be better if you stuck to just a few vegetables for a few years unless you have a large area of prepared soil, otherwise you will wear yourself out and be put off.

Stick to vegetables which bring joy.  Your first self-dug potatoes. Lettuces fresh from the garden.  Fresh, fresh peas.  French and runner beans. Fresh picked, sun-ripened tomatoes.  Your own strawberries. There are so many to chose from.  Enjoy

fast growing shrubs

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:18

Trouble with fast-growing is that the shrubs often don't have an 'off' switch and you will be back on this board asking how to deal with shrubs which have grown too big.

It is difficult to see what you need without a photo of the eye-sore and how much room you have for the shrubs/small trees/bushes.

Failed Garlic?

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:31

Robin, you don't say where you got the cloves you planted.

Were they bought for planting?  From a bulb sold in the supermarket?  From a bulb you grew last year?

If bought for planting, contact the firm you got them from.

If from a supermarket bulb it may have been treated to stop it sprouting.

Dalek Style composters How to turn?

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 20:21

I thought the whole point was you lever it up a few inches all round the bottom and then lift it off the compost.

That's shallot!

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 00:26

I'd get them going as soon as possible.  Christmas is the traditional time to plant them.

Reaching for the sky!

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 00:20

Have you pruned the bush recently?  The amount of rain we had last summer has affected some shrubs in unexpected ways.  Usually in a good way.

I would leave the shoots, unless you want the bush to remain small.  Perhaps tip prune them, but don't cut them right back.  You can be more drastic when you see how the bush develops.

Downpipe stop end

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 23:56

Is it a greenhouse of a known make?  If so the company may still hold spares.


Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:35

Do not put in the compost heap, they will grow if they have roots.  They will also grow from the bottom part of the stems.


Posted: 22/02/2013 at 00:10

20 degrees, that's warmer than we keep our house!

how to grow cucumber seed

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 23:31

Laying the seeds on edge is the answer.  They will rot on their sides.

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