Zoomer44


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What are you sowing now?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 18:12

I use a plastic GH at this time of year to sow seeds in. It's open during the day and closed at night   

It could be too late now but a couple of weeks ago I sowed beetroot, chad, kohl, swede and radish.  Mooli can be sown now for an autumn crop.

Srawberry seeds, Foxglove, Bellis, Sweet William, Wall Flower and Holly Hock can be sown now for next year.

Potatoes

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 23:50

...was thinking of delving into a bag of spuds to see what was there myself, but will wait until July....there's been no blight alerts this year...and my spuds are looking really lush on top... 

...sounds like you are enjoying your's early.....    

Odd looking plant

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:57

LOL

Making a wormery...

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:48

Googled it and yes it was a Bokashi compost bin.

Also checked out 'freebi composting' for Lancashire, they lost the funding for compost bins years ago so don't suppose the offer of a cheap Bokashi compost bin is still available, the one I saw was less than £20 and the one's checked out this evening on line are £50 plus...this is where my principles of recycling leave me...

...back to the original plan of a home made wormery...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:13

Warm and sunny here in the NW.

Gave the pots a good watering this evening and picked some strawberries.  

Making a wormery...

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:52

Can't find the site this evening, think it started with a B or D, it could have been  Japanses sounding. I usually put sites in favourites if I'm gonna go back but didn't with this one

Strawberry feeding

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 00:52

Unless growing stawberries in pots I tend to leave mine. They get a good mulch in the spring and watered when it hasn't rained for a few days, with any brown or yellowing leaves taken off daily.

I've been eating forced strawberries since the beginning of June and the one's in pots are begining to fruit with a watering, when we've had a hot warm day. strawberries in pots need be fed once a week when they start to flower and are happy with tomato feed.  

Hope you enjoy your strawberries, taste so much better with cream...

Manure

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 23:52

Yes, It needs to be well rotted, a good guage is that it doesn't smell and looks like crumbly black compost. It can take over a year to rot down though and you need to keep turning it over with a fork. 

I add layers of muck to the compost as brown waste if there's to much green in there to speed up the composting process.   

 

Making a wormery...

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 23:05

Checked out the county website and they claim to give away compost bins but I couldn't find the link to it!!!

Was directed to another site were dalek compost bins started at £16 and another site which sold wormery's dearer than the first link. There was a kitchen waste bin though which claims to rot stuff down within a few weeks by just adding a bran like substance without the worms, it produces fertiliser and claims the waste can then be added to a normal compost bin.  

Making a wormery...

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 23:48

Followed the link. I'm looking to make a 3 tiered wormery. Doesn't look like the containers I've got are suitable, they stack rather than fit into each other but I've a better idea of what to put in to start one off.

Sara. Our council isn't that forward thinking but I'll check their website.     .   

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