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  1. Mid-to-late February

    by , 24-02-2008 at 05:30 PM
    Still didn't manage to get to the lottie. However, I've been busy in the back garden and greenhouse. Edged, weeded and tidied the middle bed. Sowed parsley and coriander in the propagator. Thinned out the summer sprouting PSB to one per cell. Lettuce germinating well, sweet peas nearly ready to go out. Onion and shallot sets likewise. Grape hyacinths and purple crocus open in front border, nearly a week earlier than last year.
  2. 24.2.08 Tilling the day away

    by , 24-02-2008 at 05:15 PM
    A bit worried my tomatoes and peppers not really developing much in their soil blocks so transplanted to pots. I suspect the seed raising mix may not be suitable or I compacted the soil too much leaving little room for air hence slow development. Currently researching net for info re good mixes for soil block making and techniques. Most are in USA and use unusual ingredients like greensand and colloidal phosphate. Need UK mixes or ingredients if anyone has suggestions. Probably needs to be fine, ...

    Updated 12-03-2008 at 04:18 PM by Glasshousevirgin

    Histon allotment
  3. New fruit and veg grower

    by , 24-02-2008 at 05:05 PM
    Hi i'm a total novice to growing anything. But me and my family are going to have a good go at it.
    Spent a very enjoyable afternoon in the shed with my 4 year old son today. We potted up our strawberry seedlings along with seeds of tomatoes, chilies and sweet peppers and put them in a propagater on the kitchen windowsill.
    We also potted up some Early Nantes 5 Carrots that my son had pick up in B&Q. These were put into a container on the patio.
    We are on a waiting list for ...

    Updated 25-02-2008 at 04:26 PM by basilbush

  4. early spring

    by , 23-02-2008 at 09:47 PM
    It has been pretty warm all winter here in north texas. I keep wanting to start my spring planting but i just know as soon as i try it will freeze or snow. my grandma said she can remember it snowing the first week of march. but that was before global warming. so i will have to wait. i dont have very many spring plants a few bulbs arong the bottom of a tree and the ones i transplanted last year so we will see if they come up or not. but i need to get to work on some of the garden projects the shed ...
  5. Our new tunnel

    by , 22-02-2008 at 06:20 PM
    Hello again u Grapes.
    Just thought we would share this cheap way of keeping those pesky Cabbage Whites off yr brassicas.Get 6/8 lengths of rainwater downpipe approx 1mt .sink in the ground at least 18inch deep 4 either side (not to wide) then get some plastic gas or water pipe u should be able to beg this or pay very little cut into 5m lengths and insert each end into the rainwater pipes to form the arching tunnel.
    Then ask or beg again at your local Scaffolding yard for debris netting ...