Zoomer44


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Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:35

LK that reminds me of all the different plastic containers you can get to cook different things in the micro wave, I bought an egg poacher, used it once, the poached eggs tasted like rubber, I'm sure they'd have bounced of the floor.

I do have a poached egg pan though, wouldn't be without it but then I can't cook an egg in hot water it ends up in a zillion pieces.

seed potatoes

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:24

I'm not sure either. I grew them for a few years in bags, never had that problem with other spuds, most people rate thembut there are so many varieties to choose from I decided to throw in the towel and try something else.  

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:16

Just bought a walk in plastic GH cover for £10.99 from Amazon with free delivery. £26.99 in the local GC

seed potatoes

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:11

Red Duke of York are my favourite, Wilja, pentland Javlin and Aaron Pilot are also good ones. 

Not keen on Charlotte, they never seem to cook well and fall apart in the pan.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:57

Hi, Mitch, Nice part of the world. A friend lives in Stonehaven.

All good advice from above. You'll have plenty of time to get the ground prepared, planting out in your part of the country is usually a couple of weeks later than in England due to the weather.

You might want to check out Beechgrove, it's a gardening programme filmed in Scotland. It covers all gardening but also growing fruit and veg, it doesn't start till March though but you may get old episodes on the net. 

Go for it Roy, get a plastic GH you won't look back. I've just bought a new cover for a walk in one, I found the frame on my new plot but no cover. Thought I'd use it to grow seeds in.     

 

tomato trial....feb ed

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:52

I was suprised at the results of the trial too...I grow toms in bottomless pots in a bed in the GH...have grown them in grow bags but found the bags soon dried out in the height of the summer with temps getting to 35 plus...but then there are grow bags and grow bags. Our local GC sells extra large grow bags, at a price, which are specifically for toms.   

Agree watering less is better and try to water every three days but will water every two days if it's been really hot.  

Potatoes

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:30

Buying them now means you can chit them at your pace, under the shop lights and heat some spuds start to chit in the shop with white shoots and are easily knocked off which you don't really want, chitted at home in the right conditions the shoots grow slower and are short and stumpy with a purple ting depending on the variety.

 

Greenhouse panels

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:11

I have a garden fence 5ft high on two sides of the GH and a magnolia tree from next door which shades the roof in the afternoon. There's never been any problems with growing cues/toms in beds and smaller plants go in pots on the staging.   

A little shade won't make much difference and light streams in through the roof.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:41

You've been busy BB. Our allotments look to be about the same size. 

Never grown spuds bought from the supermarket Roy although some growers do but it's not recommeded. The seed spuds I've bought work out at 7p each, is it really worth taking the chance with supermarket spuds when they can be bought so cheaply. At least with seed spuds you know if they have some resistance to things like blight and scab.

I've grown garlic from bulbs bought in France from a market stall, that's not recommended either but they grew to the same size as garlic bought here and now I just replant the biggest cloves from the previous years harvest.

If anyone is looking to buy a plastic GH, 'Green Fingers' have them in their sale.   

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 20:35

Happy birthday Woody.

It's my 50th this year and OMG, I've just agreed to kick it off with a trip to zip world raising money for charity. The plan is to go on velocity, it's a while off yet and not till May so plenty of time to chicken out, a cousin is ending her 60th year doing it  

Has anyone ever made a wish list of things to do in comemorate a year in their life ie 40th year, 50th or 60th...years ...

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Making compost

 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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