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Latest posts by Zoomer44

bolting onions

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 23:17

I've alot which have bolted. Garlic isn't fairing to well either one variety started to produce flower heads, I've cut those off

Gravel Trays

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 23:06

I agree with weejenny. It might also help to try and keep the humidity down. I pour my grey water on the floor of the GH, I've a gravel path down the centre which is regularly doused down with water, if you use washing up water, just make sure any food in the water isn't poured out as this would encourage vermin.

Securing Greenhouse Base to Paving Stone Base

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:48

The metal base should have holes in to use as a guide to drill holes through the paving stones, plug the holes then screw it down. I also sandwiched a peice of wood around the base in between the metal base and paving stones. If I recall I used screws which were 3-4 inches long.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:27

We didn't get alot of rain today, it was cooler than yesterday too. The hedge got a trim and the lawn needs cutting, you can see where the cat lays on it, she's leaving mini crop circles  


Posted: 10/06/2012 at 23:40

If growing in a GH, in a pot, on a hot day plants will wilt very quickly if there is insufficient ventilation or lack of moisture in the compost. Has the weather been particularly warm or have you had clear blue skies.  


Plan bee

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

I think there are two types which visit my garden, one with an orange stripe on it's bottom and another with the stripe round it's middle, that one may have two stripes, I'll need to take more notice next time.


B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:42

The grow bags bought from Lidl have proved ok up to now, the compost is unbelievably black though. To edge my bets and something of an experiement, I mixed it with cumbrian peat and added perlite and growmore when using it in final planting out pots. For potting up I just mixed it with peat and added vermiculite around the stems of seedlings.  It's very compact and needs breaking up but I'm not complaining.  

It's been used in pots for lillies, gladioli, sunflowers, dalihas to name but a few, all doing really well, dwarf lillies and dwarf sunflowers are in bloom. Also used it in bags for spuds and pots for all manner of vegs both in GH and outdoors. It retains water well, prehaps alittle to well, I've had to reduce watering. I've lost one squash plant after planting out and the odd seedling, giving it the thumbs up.     

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:00

You can still sow peas and I think french/runner beans not so sure about broad beans though.

You'll know when peas are ready because you'll begin to see the outline of the pea in the pod. I've already started to pick mine, start picking them as soon as you think they are ready, or at a size you want them, there won't be many to start with but the plant will produce more flowers and before you know it you'll have a glut.   

Need to improve soil what's best?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:45

Double dig in some mushroom compost or well rotted horse muck to improve the soil. If you can't get it for free, neither are that expensive to buy. I dug in mushroom compost on a new bed last year and everything is romping away.

Too late to plant more seeds?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:34

It's worth trying french beans in pots, so long as the pot is wide enough at the top to space them out and you keep the compost from drying out.

You can still sow broccoli, my plants are still fairly small, they've only been out a couple of weeks, I'm sure a sowing now would catch up.    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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