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seed share

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:29

 I can't do links to the internet.

PM's

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:26

Thanks nutcutlet everything froze about 9.30 for me so caught up on Beechgrove and GW

Celeriac

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:03

I'm also growing Celeriac, 2nd yr for me, not to successful last yr, the plants didn't get watered regularly and bolted. This yr they are looking good, will remove the outer leaves, uncover more of the root and carry on with the watering.

I was growing Celeriac as an over winter veg, can some be left in the ground and picked later?

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 23:26

gj, it's not a fool proof way of keeping slugs and snails at bay and doesn't kill them but after watching a programme a few years ago where a guy was growing, if I recall, hosta's and started spraying in March and had the most amazing plants with not a nibble taken out of the leaves, I spray early.  

If you decide to make seaweed feed, it's usually good to bottle up after about 6 wks and the stuff in the bags can be spread on you beds. I put it on the bed in the GH and had a really good crop of toms this year. I dilute down to half a litre milk carton measure to a full watering can but using a full milk carton occasionally doesn't seem to do any harm if you miss a feed. I feed weekly.

I used to dive near St Abbs in my youth, not sure if that's near you but kelp grows to several feet high and seals use it to hide in. Don't want to preach but don't pick fresh seaweed the stuff washed up is good enough for the garden.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 23:16

gj, it's not a fool proof way of keeping slugs and snails at bay and doesn't kill them but after watching a programme a few years ago where a guy was growing, if I recall, hosta's and started spraying in March and had the most amazing plants with not a nibble taken out of them, I spray early.  

If you decide to make seaweed feed, it's usually good to bottle up after about 6 wks and the stuff in the bags can be spread on you beds. I put it on the bed in the GH and had a really good crop of toms this year. I dilute down to half a litre milk carton measure to a full watering can but using a full milk carton occasionally doesn't seem to do any harm if you miss a feed. I feed weekly.

I used to dive near St Abbs in my youth, not sure if that's near you but the kelp grows to several feet high and seals use it to hide in. Don't want to preach but don't pick fresh seaweed the stuff washed up is just as good for the garden.

plant pots

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:29

Then there's the chipped section but not alll GC 's have them. I picked up two huge ceramic pots for half price with just small chips on the rim which are easily covered by planting close to the edge of the pot.     

plant pots

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:16

wooden fruit boxes can often be picked up free. I get mine from two local nurseries by buying fruit and veg then ask for a box to carry them in.

You can also pick up pots by buying plants from the nearly dead section at GC's. A local nursery near me, this year, was selling off half barrels planted up with nearly dead plants for £5 less than the cost of an empty barrel. I don't think they'd realised their error.

plant pots

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 01:41

Some places still give flowers buckets away free. Most supermarkets don't but your local corner shop, if they sell flowers may give you some for free. They'll need holes drilling in the bottoms though for drainage.

 

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 01:05

Just read through the threads probably missed a few though.

James seaweed feed is easy to make and the salt on it doesn't need to be washed off as there is so little on it. I've been making it for a few years now, toms and spuds love it. You can also use it as a spray, diluted down, to keep slugs and snails of flowering plants but you need to spray before slugs and snails start to appear in the spring.

I make it in an old plastic bin with the lid on and put the seaweed in pastic bags with holes punched in them, submerged in water, it's then bottled up in milk cartons and saved before diluting down in a watering can, when needed.

It smells in the bin but isn't to bad when used, just smells like the seaside after a high tide for a couple of hours. Dried, it doesn't smell at all and is a good mulch round potted plants.

I'm happy to be wrong but in most area's you can't pick seaweed fresh but can take seaweed which has been washed up on the beach, after a high tide is best. You'd need to check any by-laws and restrictions for the beach before collecting.

Talkback: How to collect and save seeds

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 23:57

Try googling - The Real Seed Catalogue. It has a section on seed saving. Toms and runner beans are both listed. Toms are suprisingly easy to save. Runners are too if you have some over ripe pods on your plants.

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