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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 13:19

Thanks Dove, I'll try that. Surely not another plant that slugs love? (sarcasm). Is now a good time to sow them?


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 13:05

Hi everyone

I would really like to grow some sunflowers this year but I have tried sowing direct in the past with no success - the seeds seem to disappear, maybe the birds nab them!

My question is can I start them off in pots in the greenhouse and plant out later? I have quite a few seeds but the packets all say to sow direct.

It's quite embarrassing really because most school children seem to be able to manage to grow them!


spuds under polythene

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 16:12
Some great tips there. Thanks guys.

spuds under polythene

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:40
Ok. I won't be using polythene then! Thanks for the replies everyone.

spuds under polythene

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:15
I was thinking of planting my spuds under black polythene this year as I find earthing up a pain in the wotsit! Has anyone tried this and does it work? Any tips would be very welcome.

What Seed Potatoes do i get?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:43

I also like charlotte and they have a certain level of blight resistance which is always good. You're not that late chitting Lucy, I started mine last week, will plant mid-end April. I am in Cornwall so probably different in Scotland.

broad bean seelings being eaten

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:39

Lasy year my broad bean seeds literally disappeared from the ground so I suspected mice. This year am growing in pots then transplanting but slugs also like them so fingers crossed.

Cold frames

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:35

Hi Denno

I have just got a cold frame and it's brilliant. It has free'd up the greenhouse for more newbies and is a great way to harden off plants. I open it up most days as it can get quite warm. Mine is in full sun which may not be wise in a month or two but works well at the moment.

Last year I used one of those plastic greenhouses to harden off and it worked fine.

Lucy - make sure your lobelia seedlings are well established before putting in a cold frame as the night temperatures are still abit low, I'd wait another month at least.


Can I plant young hardy plants out soon?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:03

Wow, I thought I was obsessed! 

Horse manure

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 21:23

Don't grow onions in it as it can make them rot.

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