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Sown now in the greenhouse, dahlia seeds will produce young plants ready to plant outdoors in late May to flower this year. Seed companies sell a range of quick-growing bedding strains that are suitable for growing this way. You can also use this method for sowing seeds saved fro...
- similar to a pregnancy testing kit. So my next job is to go out to the vegetable patch, cut off a small sample of affected foliage and pop it in the little kit - I'm nearly as nervous about this as if it were a pregnancy testing kit! A positive result
strip of land we use as a cutting patch. For years we had a few daffodils, tulips, snowdrops and gladioli growing in it, but this year a whole sack of daffs was added. They were a birthday present in February, so were planted quite late. The result? A
, and keep my fingers crossed. Will I be cutting into sweet, juicy melons later this summer?Just one problem has come to light this week. One of my melon plants is developing the characteristic white patches of powdery mildew on its leaves. If this spreads