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Potatoes

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:19

Linnylou81-The first one's planted in bags are getting fairly big. Planted out the last batch last weekend.

Spuds seem to grow a lot taller in bags than those grown in the ground or at least that's been my experience. I put 5 canes in each bag around the edges and tie loose twine around them to encourage the foliage to grow within the loose twine, it stops the foilage from drooping and keeps it from breaking on windy days.

fidgetbones- not familiar with the varieties but you can plant spuds out without chitting.   

Daffodill

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:01

Daffodill

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:56

Was hoping they could be moved sooner, may lift them in the green and re-pot into plastic pots and put them out of sight to die back 

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:25

Morning glory, heavenly blue. Love the way it blossoms on nice days and the colour is fabulous.

Daffodill

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:13

Good Q...when is the best time to lift them nutcutlet. I want their pots for something else...

Fertiliser types

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:09

Plants need 3 major nutrients in varying degree's - nitrogen for growth and green foilage, phosphate for root growth and potash for flower colour and ripening of fruit.

Fertilizers are additions to compost. Nothing wrong with FBB for bulbs it contains all three nutrients, put a small hand full in the hole if there's a next time before planting and mix it in with the soil using a hand spade, that way you don't need to worry about the cat.  

Bone meal is also a good fertiliser for bulbs, shrubs, roses and strawberries. It contains phosphate and nitrogen and can be put in the hole before planting.

You can't beat home grown compost or fertilizer though but not everyone has the room to make either.

Happy gardening. ..

Runner Beans.

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 22:21

I've planted sweetpea with peas this year on canes which cross in the middle and noticed this evening the sweetpea are a tab bit confused as to which cane to grow up were the canes crossand needed a helping hand so have been tied in to the right one.

Advise please

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 22:06

I grow herbs which I'm likely to use in cooking...

...chives and garlic chives are grown in a bed with flowers and are perennials. 

Crully parsley grown as a biennial, sage, lemon balm and thyme make up the herb bed and are perennials.

Basil and coriander are sown each spring, basil is planted along side toms as it's supposed to improve the taste of the toms and coriander next to a path as I love the small when you brush past it.

Mint is in a pot as it's roots are invasive and rosemary in a pot which I'm intending to train into a one stemmed bush with a ball of rosemary at the top.  

I let most flower apart from basil, to attract insects and the coriander seeds can be saved for next year or put in a pepper grinder for cooking. 

I also grow bulb fennel and cut the leaves to use in dishes.

Which herbs do you want to grow? Most are quite easy although some can be tricky particularly the mediterranean ones. If you want only one plant it's also cheaper to buy the plant than sow from seed.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:34

I found verve of poor quality last year but bought a large bag at the beginning of this year cut price as it was spilt, it looked good stuff and was.

Murphy's multi purpose compost has also been good this year. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:19

Rain here for most of the day but it was fine when I got home so tied in some plants which had gone a little droopy and I've put twine around the spuds to stop them flopping over. Spuds are looking good, planted out the last lot at the weekend.

Walked right past the mooli and not thinned it out.

All told perhaps it's not going to be a such a bad season for veg, everything's picked up after two days of rain.   

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