Cabbage / Greens advice
Posted by: Broadway - Yesterday, 07:07 PM - Replies (4)

Evening Folks

I've not really grown any brassicas of note in the past and am after a bit of advice.

What can I grow that gives me "spring like greens" from now ish to possibly next spring? I have various seeds that say sow at different times and I'm a tad confused. I wondered if there was something generic I could grow and pick for 5-6 months. I'm not fussed about getting cabbage heads.

Sorry if the above is a load of twaddleSmile

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  Mother nature
Posted by: Vinny - 11-04-2021, 07:49 PM - Replies (9)

............she's a strange auld girl! Big Grin

Me and her were at loggerheads when she frosted my dahlias, even though I had wrapped them up with fleece in the greenhouse! Angry

Today though, whilst walking the dog in the countryside it was sunny and the air was 'fresh' . There was snow on the hills, it was a picture and  a joy to be out and about.
It was then that I made my peace with her and realised that I would always be taking a chance if I tried to fight her and invariably she would win.
Its a bit like gambling, you should never gamble what you can't afford to lose. Rolleyes

Apologies for my ramblings.

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  High low thermometers
Posted by: Jimny14 - 11-04-2021, 10:02 AM - Replies (12)

I've just ordered a couple of outdoor high low thermometers for a bit of interest. Just wondering if anyone uses them and how useful you find them. I dont have a green house but was considering putting one in the veg patch and one in the cold frame. Might help me make more informed decisions re planning times for planting etc. 
Those that have them do you use them and for what. Thanks.

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  Hello again my lovelies :)
Posted by: SarrissUK - 11-04-2021, 09:55 AM - Replies (14)

Hi all,
I hope you are all well and that the garden has helped you through this nightmare of a year.
I had, during 2020 a contract job that took me away from most of my gardening, but since then a lot has changed.
I have been on my own for a good 15 years, by choice, and enjoyed that independence, but now I have met someone very dear to me and we are signing on the dotted line for a new, jointly owned property in a small Lincolnshire village.
We are expecting to move in a month or two. 
The house is a bungalow, with a massive garden (at least compared to my current one).
   
I am hoping to be around here more in the months to come! Smile

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  What Won't You Have in the Garden?
Posted by: PyreneesPlot - 10-04-2021, 09:44 PM - Replies (26)

For me personally, a well manicured lawn is the antithesis of a perfect garden and has no place in my weedy patch. A good thing too as my garden is just a pasture with dug bits Big Grin Big Grin

What wouldn't you give space to?

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  Growing sunflowers with peas or beans
Posted by: Spec - 10-04-2021, 06:40 PM - Replies (6)

I would like to grow sunflowers but I don't have a lot of space to do that, but wondered if I could use them as supports for either peas or runner beans, but not sure if it would work or what would be the better option of the two to try it with
Or do you think that possibly I have come across a bad influence Rolleyes

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  Scented likes & dislikes
Posted by: Small chilli - 10-04-2021, 08:53 AM - Replies (21)

Just interested what do you love the scent of and what turns your stomach ?

My likes are
Sweet pea
Narcissi 
Thyme 
Rosemary 
Mint (some of them)

My dislikes
Feverfew 
Fennel 
Dill
Coriander 
Water mint (really really horrible)

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  Stones.
Posted by: Vinny - 09-04-2021, 03:41 PM - Replies (12)

I am digging up loads of stones on my plot and wondered whether there were any good ideas of how to get rid of them or what I can use them for. Huh
I will probably have about three of four wheelbarrow loads up til now with the number increasing as the days go by. Confused

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  'G' day tomorrow!
Posted by: Vinny - 08-04-2021, 07:55 PM - Replies (17)

Going to move the window sill stuff into the allotment greenhouse(hence the G day) tomorrow as I can't wait any longer. I will put them on the greenhouse bench and build a frame around them which will be covered with thin opaque polystyrene (Laminate flooring underlay).
If I do perchance loose them, then so be it, I will have learned a lesson. Rolleyes

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  Marrow v Courgette
Posted by: Broadway - 08-04-2021, 04:25 PM - Replies (11)

Hello Folks

I know this has been done before on other sites but I'd still like to know your thoughts.

So if I wanted larger fruit for particular recipes should I go with dedicated marrow or just let a few courgettes grow bigger?

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