Latest posts by Zoomer44

Greehouse Questions

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 19:11

I'm happy to be wrong but on close inspection the guttering on your GH may have been put on upside down. The metal strip running along either side on my GH is the other way round, with the ridge turned up, if that makes sense, the metal strip on your GH is turned down so water won't gather in it and run off the ends.

What do other posters think ?

You can replace the glass with the putty round with a better fitting piece of glass. GH sheets of glass come in standard sizes and can be cut down to size if need be. Most glass cutters have a stock of standard size sheets.  


Windowsill propagator

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:52

I leave mine switched on.

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 21:33
I use mine in a heated room but the heating isn't on 24-7 and the temp soon drops when it goes off. Seeds need a constant temp to geminate, if you want to start sowing early you'll need to go electric, any windowsill will do

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 20:04
I have a super 7 garland electric windowsill propagator, it's ideal for sowing small quantity seeds.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:56
I was thinking security when deciding where to put the shed and GH.

Have thought about putting a lock on the plot gate, both the neighbouring plot holders lock their plots but then a locked gate may infer there's something to steal.

Hope the meeting goes well

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:52
Went to the plot this morning. There never seems to be anyone else there.

It stayed dry so got lots done. Moved some flags down the plot after finally deciding where to put up a shed and GH. That will be a job in progress over the coming weeks.

Been searching for a couple of pear trees online but haven't yet found the ones I want.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 23:24

The day didn't turned out as planned. 

Wet and windy here so didn't go to the plot in the morning and had planned to go to Dove Cottage in the afternoon,  which turned out to be closed due to conservastion, so went to Hayes, GC in Grasmere. The flooding has washed away the sides of the roads in some parts by the lake at Windermere, but it's fair to say it was business as usual.     

If I can't get to the plot tomorow then it will be next weekend.


Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 21:03

All my swede/turnip seeds have been bought in France, which doesn't help to distingish between the two as the language on the seed packet is in French.  

Sorry, GWRS, this doesn't answer your Q, but I get confused between a swede and turnip, I'm sure there must be a difference but not sure what this is, hopefully someone will be along shortly to answer both our Q's?

starting seedlings,

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 20:18

I won't start sowing till March and have made a monthly sowing guide for veg, GH, flowers and herbs in the hope that will stop me sowing stuff too early, will be starting with dwarf broad beans, pea's, chillies, peppers and aubergines in March. The first flowers and herbs won't be sown until April.


horsetail control

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 19:56

It's a major problem on my allotment plot. I'd do as Dove suggests, as soon as it appears use a trowel to dig out as much of the root as you can before it spores.  

Horse tail still contniues to grow on the edges of the plot where I've been less vigourous at digging it up but the fruit/veg beds are now relatively clear 


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