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that the mouse levels would be down...but no.Nature has supplied an over abundance of these too, never before have I had such problems with mice in the greenhouse - the sweet corn crop-to-be was eventually abandoned after the third sowing was eaten down
-sized tomatoes.I had vowed never to bother with them again, but last spring I was tempted to sow seeds of a brand new variety sent to me to trial, and set for introduction in the 2008 seed catalogues. A new variety would be worth growing, surely?In short... no
cope with this weather - a thermal vest and a good pair of hiking socks does the trick - but my poor little broad bean plants have just gone in the ground and look a bit horrified. Most of thebean seeds sowed directly outside last year failed
into life - including the weeds. My last couple of sessions on the plot have involved a never-ending cycle of weeding and sowing seeds. It's so important to keep on top of weeding at this time of year. If left, they can smother young plants, competing
looks interesting. I'll also save some of the larger ones as seed to sow next year - If I've learned anything from this batch it's that they're good croppers, and who knows, they may even possess a mysterious resistance to blackfly.
't suffer the same fate, I seem to have gone overboard sowing brassicas in modules. I think we'll be in for a feast (rather than the famine of last year) as every seed seems to have germinated. I started them off under my watchful eye as they're so prone
Are you snowed under with seed catalogues? It seems that even before the summer stutters to an end we have to start thinking about next year.I don't usually grow much in the way of annuals in my garden (apart from dahlias and poppies, of course