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    Raybon is offline Rooter
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    Default What are your three best ones?

    The ones I found on this vine are:

    Never leave the soil bare, cover with cardboard/ vegetable mulch, or crop
    Shade your cucumbers
    Plant through cardboard, it keeps the weeds down, moisture in, and helps condition the soil

    My offering would be:
    Sow a good-sized seed tray of lettuce, grow them on and plant out as you need them. The ones in the tray will stay small. You don't have to keep sowing more! Have just made my ninth planting from the same tray.
    I have done this for ages, then Monty Don gave the same advice on the telly!
    I think he's been reading my posts....

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    Good tips Raybon

    I do the same with cardboard to stop weeds popping up between my veggies. I cant say its pretty but heck it does the job.
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    Don't tell friends, neighbours or relatives when you have just harvested something.
    photo album of my garden in my profile http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...my+garden.html

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    Cover soil, with cardboard, or similar, to prevent weeds, and nutrients washing away during winter months.

    Start off seeds on your window sills indoors.

    Use green manures on bare areas.

    Cover/protect your crops with appropriate size netting.

    Feed the soil, to replace nutrients used by your crops.

    Ask questions on the Vine, cos lovely Grapes will help and advise you.
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    Read the question asked first cos it says 'what are your 3 best', sorry!
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    1, joining the vine
    2, using cardboard in the compost bin.
    3,using easy fill hanging baskets
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    mulch soil [thanks Two sheds]
    tomato anti blight covers [thanks Zazen]
    lasagne beds [another one from Two Sheds]

    and general all purpose compost absolutely everything
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    My first would be to try growing a new veg/fruit new each year as there is so much back up on here for advice .

    Second...to follow Supersprout's thread on mulching-
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ment_5573.html

    Third ...water collection/storage and soil preparation are just as important as actually growing the plants!
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