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Posted: 18/03/2015 at 13:52
I think most of us have sown tomato seeds. Do you have more information for us?

When exactly did you sow them? Where have you sown them? In what compost? Was the compost too wet, or too dry? Saved seed or bought seed? Temperature? What company's seed? What varieties? Old seed, new seed? Pots or seed trays? Have the seeds rotted?

There are so many variables.

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:46
Jimmy appears to have a pretty cavalier attitude to removing plants from the wild. Shame on him.

Clumps of snowdrops often signify that there was human habitation nearby once-upon-a-time.

Rather than leaving a bouquet of flowers at the site of a road fatality, it would be such a good idea to plant bulbs as a lasting memorial that would come up every year.

That is unless Jimmy is in the area!

Newt in school pond

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 01:00
Maybe it would be better to cover the pond with netting at the end of Summer to keep the leaves out of the water. It is not good to disturb the pond at any time of the year.

The weed is essential to the health of the pond.

Suggest that the pond would make a good topic for research in the classroom. Maybe the teachers would learn something too!

raise bed

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 16:49
Grow early potatoes; they will be out of the ground before the blight comes.

Early Potatoes

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:59
Give them time! You can't expect pretty much anything in a week! Keep them cool and light.

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.

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