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    All is not lost then. They've plenty of time to recover.
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    By singing-'Oh how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade,
    While better men than we go out and start their working lives
    At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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    Glad to hear you have some survivors at least.
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    You probably had more than you needed, anyway... Just trying to be friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muck lover View Post
    I have salvaged a few. I left them overnight to see if they would recover and it was pretty clear this morning which ones were irretreviably dead. Utterly dead.
    I potted the few live seedlings up and hope they can rise above their poor start in life!
    Its Nature's way of "thinning out". She's done you a favour really.
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    Agreed. thinning out isnt one of my skills. I do feel obliged to pot up every last seedling. I have my own psb seeds sown. Its one of those veg i could never have too much of.
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    So here’s this weeks stupid mistake. I ordered two bags of Marshall’s veg compost. At two for 12 with free postage it sounded like a bargain.
    Two huge bags of stuff arrived really promptly and although it smelled a bit I used it to pot up some strawberry runners and baby brassicas. They all died. The stuff was really smelly stinking out the polytunnel. Eventually I evicted it and just used it as a layer on two beds I was building up outside.
    Then I got an an email from Marshall’s asking me to leave a review. So I went to town criticising this smelly substance.
    They emailed me back and it turns out they accidentally sent me two bags of organic extra instead of fertilizer. When they realised this they sent me the bags of compost I had originally wanted.
    Just looked up the price of the organic extra I got in error 23 per bag!!!! So I’m thinking I did well enough from that particular mistake! Thank you Marshall’s. I’m pretty embarrassed though as I really should have realised the stuff was pure concentrated manure and not compost.

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    Problem solving flowchart :-

    If in doubt, "read the label" - if still unsure "get someone-else to read it for you" - problem not resolved ? = "kick something"

    This may not help much with the basic issue, but you're sure to feel better if stuck to rigidly. :-)

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    Gandalf the grey said. ‘ If in doubt follow your nose’
    Would have worked in this case.
    My credentials as a muck lover looking a bit dodgy if i cant even identify the stuff.

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