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    Selymbria is offline Sprouter
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    This doesnt look fresh at all, it smells earth.


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    More wood in there than I would prefer - I'd definitely try composting it down for about 6 months before using it.
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    Ok - put the chicken bed into compost bin.

    This year I started my seeds a month early and first time growing potatoes.

    I sow tomatoe, pepper, onion, leek, cucumber, courgette.



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    How many seed potatoes have you got? And are you hoping to get them all in one bed? Remember, first earlies need to be 30 cm apart and later ones further still, maybe 40 cm or so in rows that are 60 cm apart. Or are you chitting potatoes for friends too?
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    I will plant as many as I can and give away rest to my fellow allotmenteers

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    Good luck with the plot! If you're growing Sweetcorn you'll need to protect them from Badgers and I've seen birds eating my neighbours Corn. I cover with netting and build a robust fence, you could ask other plot holders if Badgers are a problem where you are.

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    The Badgers left our Sweetcorn alone last year, they must of got bored with eating it as they changed to Carrots and dug everyone they could find up and ate them leaving just the tops on the soil surface. Think if it happens this year everyone will be sharpening their pitchforks and using flaming torches to hunt the blighters down.
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