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Hydroponic Systems.

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 23:00

My fathers neighbour, unknowingly to everyone on the road, several years ago,  grew marijuana very successfully in the bedrooms of his house, using a hydroponic system with heat lights.

It was two large terrace properties knocked into one and used to be a hotel so there were quite a few bedrooms. When dad said he'd seen people sat in cars watching the house next door, we thought it was part of his illness, and he was going senile  - why would anyone want to be watching dad's neighbours house, we asked ourselves - he even rang the police to raise his concerns and said he was being ignored ...turned out the police had the house under surveillance. It caused quite a stir when it hit the local paper and the neighbour was arrested.

So, on the subject of hydroponic systems I would imagine with the correct equipment they are very successful in growing plants.

What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 21:48

I had jacket potato with tuna filling and salad.. it was quick and easy. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 21:28

Stayed fine this morning but rain in the afternoon, it rained most of the way back home from Bacup and what a difference the clocks changing have made to the drive home after work. Arrived home in darkness   

too cold to plant Perenials?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 21:28

You could try saving the Dahlia tubers for next year. I bought two a few weeks ago from the nearly dead section at a local GC and they are currently flowering for Britian, seems a shame to cut them down but it's unlikely they'll survive winter if left in pots.

Talkback: How to mulch your beds and borders

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 19:20

LOLHappy to help

Cutting back ferns

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 18:28

I usually leave mine till spring. I've a deciduous one in a pot which is currently dying back, so will be moved, when it becomes to unsightly, to a spot out of sight. The evergreen ones are in the ground, dead leaves aren't taken off until the spring for any of them.   

Talkback: How to mulch your beds and borders

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 18:10

There was a discussion not long ago about putting on layer after layer each year of mulch, compost, manure etc...and as no one had a bed which reached the height of their house yet  the conclusion was it rots down   have some trust   

Clocks

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 17:55

Didn't make a huge amount of difference to me this morning, all the clocks altered themselves apart from the one in the car and alarm clock.

What a difference now, it's pitch dark outside 

Where have all my beans gone!.

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 16:39

Thanks, Geoff for the reasurance. 

I've just bought some new varieties for next year, the type which can be dried for eating but wanted to sow some of this years varieties next year too and didn't want to purchase them. Saving seeds is something of a learning curve, I was hoping for lots of seeds to swap but if there's a dozen seeds from each plant, I'll be happy.

Know what you mean about the weather, beans have done really well here though and as they grow up rather than taking up ground space are ideal for a small garden veg grower.

Where have all my beans gone!.

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 15:29

Thought I'd try saving french/runner bean seeds for next year, how difficult can it be? Gardeners have been saving seeds aince Adam was a lad, so left some on the plants to dry. It's been so wet though some are going moldy on the plant so I've picked them all and put them in the GH to dry. 

Some pods although fairly large didn't appear to have any beans in them and so I' had a sneaky look and they don't have any beans in  and in others the beans are ever so tiny, is there anything I'm doing wrong or is it case of being patient, and, wait and see? .

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