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Purple sweet potatoes-anyone growing them?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:07

Yes, certainly the specific ones I mentioned need the sun, and they need to be in & out within about 4 months, so that is about May to August.

Purple sweet potatoes-anyone growing them?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:21

I`m thinking of growing some Stokes purple sweet potatoes this year. They are full of antioxidants, especially   anthocyanin. They are grown from “slips”. I have bought a kilo of them to try, (and eaten a 3rd of them)   and will probably start the slip production  process soon, but will no doubt use large tubs when I plant the slips, as opposed to putting them in the garden.

Rotherham area-have you any 4LT pots to swap me?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:19

It could have been that the growing medium in your pots was not porous enough.

Rotherham area-have you any 4LT pots to swap me?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:21

I could use some 4LT size plastic plant pots. If there are any local members that would be interested in swapping for other sizes, ie four of my 1LT pots for each of your 4 LT pots? I also have quite a few 2LT size pots.


Half price seeds at Wilkos

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 13:02

I’d say Kitty2 is spot on with the "timings" of stock change. I think I will enroll her as my virtual bargain locator. ( I’m currently trying to source some more walling stone in the S,Yorks area, but not willing to pay the silly money being asked) £30-to £50 per sq meter. HOW MUCH!!

Inconsistency with Nasturtium seed germination.

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 12:42

Weed free for two weeks B3

Inconsistency with Nasturtium seed germination.

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 13:31

Thanks for the advice, which seems to be consistent. You have me wondering now if the Nasturtiums have a preference for a cooler temp in respect of germination.

In one respect it would be easier to just sow the (quite large) seeds straight in to the garden. I often try to get ahead, and I like the idea of sowing individual seeds in to them small sized biodegradable pots. Once they are “on their way” I just get the trowel out and put the complete pot in to the border. I like the border to be impeccably weed free when I’m planting stuff out.

Half price seeds at Wilkos

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 12:57

Sparkles-The only thing that I saw in there that was half price were the seeds. I paid full price for the square pots I got.

I have made a mental note of what Kitty2 advises about going in prior to Halloween-I guess that will mean visiting the shop some time in September? The good thing about them pots/trays etc Kitty, is that they don’t have a shelf life like the seeds do.

Hostafan1 is certainly making good use of his bargains. I once bought a "quality" thick walled hose from LBS. I used to leave it outside all the time. It would have been difficult to coil up due to the heavy duty material.

I was in Wilko again yesterday hoping to stock up on bargain wallflower seeds for next year, but there were none, regardless of brand. I didn`t notice a label where there had been some either. Plenty of other seed types (see pic).




Inconsistency with Nasturtium seed germination.

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:16

Last year I sowed some Nasturtiums indoors. The whole lot failed to come through. Conversely another batch were ok (same brand different packet).

This year it is looking like another failure. Has anyone else had similar experience with this germination inconsistency?

Half price seeds at Wilkos

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:13

Hostafan1, just curious what did you do with 9 hoses? Did you join them together to use on a large allotment for example. Or, maybe you sold them on fleabay?

It is sometimes hard to resist a bargain even if we don`t have an immediate need for the item. I`m just just like you sometimes. (Anyone have a use for 19  tins of purple paint).


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Purple sweet potatoes-anyone growing them?

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Rotherham area-have you any 4LT pots to swap me?

Wanting to swap some pots for other size. 
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Inconsistency with Nasturtium seed germination.

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Half price seeds at Wilkos

Grab a bargain 
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Rhubarb propagation

Dividing individual plants up. 
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Wall flowers in full bloom 25 Jan 2016

Show us yours 
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Rudbeckia-the plants that gives pleasure for 4 months plus some.

Anyone digging their`s up for winter shelter? 
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Sprout harvesting

How long can I leave them in the garden? 
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What is wrong with this Rudbeckia plant (see photo)

Leaves losing colour. 
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CORRECT name for this weed killer please?

May have been given incorrect spelling 
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The war on slugs-

Garden pests of mass destruction 
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Secateur review

Felco No7 
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Fritillaria "No show" on the 2nd season

3 out of 4 ok but one had vanished (Mice?) 
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Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

What to do with young sprout plants 
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How to tell when Garlic is ready to harvest?

Seeking advice about the right time to harvest. 
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