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by dan3008
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Storing Seeds
Replies: 18
Views: 5045

Re: Storing Seeds

I have to agree with plum. Thats exactly what I do (only I dont have a cellar, so I keep them in a cool cupbard
by dan3008
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotment bonfires
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: Allotment bonfires

I dont have an allotment any more, but when I did there was only one rule on bonfires/burning rubbish.
If the wind was blowing towards the houses that backed onto the allotment site, we couldnt have a fire... so in reality we couldnt have them at all in any of the plots round the edge of the site.
by dan3008
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: 3 wishes for the garden?
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: 3 wishes for the garden?

ooo 3 wishes... 1 - no weeds, or at least not nettles, I'm allergic to the things but for some reason they are attracted to my garden :( I'm the only garden on the street with a massive nettle problem :( 2 - Permanently fertile soil. Yes I like spreading the compost, but I'd love soil that was just ...
by dan3008
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 16
Views: 2301

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy birthday Pawty :D Hope you've had a lovely day
by dan3008
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A Poll Re the (in)activity thread
Replies: 36
Views: 4738

Re: A Poll Re the (in)activity thread

If anybody on here does not like my style of comments / replies please feel free to skip over my posts. Pa, I personally enjoy the humour you bring to the board :) I think a joke every now and then helps keep us young at heart. Although, I will be the first to admit that I dont always know when its...
by dan3008
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Video testing
Replies: 15
Views: 3342

Re: Video testing

Well, I can be fairly sure it doesnt work on my phone any more lol. I have literally got the new equivilant of the old 3310... Indestructable, numberpad, and plays a damn good game of snake Lets not make androids paranoids, especially any called Marvin Brain the size of a planet, and they make me bl...
by dan3008
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Video testing
Replies: 15
Views: 3342

Re: Video testing

well, this will save a lot of clicking back and forward between youtube links :)
by dan3008
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: shop garlic growing?
Replies: 39
Views: 6119

Re: shop garlic growing?

I have regularly queried the idea that Garlic needs a period of chilling to divide properly on the basis that most Garlic is grown in warmer climates than ours. As it has come up again I thought I would have a little search and found this on the RHS site: After planting, garlic needs a cool, one- t...
by dan3008
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A Poll Re the (in)activity thread
Replies: 36
Views: 4738

Re: A Poll Re the (in)activity thread

Im with westi

I get it every month without fail at the moment, but cant commit to a subscription because my income is so variable
by dan3008
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: slugs in compost
Replies: 21
Views: 5363

Re: slugs in compost

Hi Dan That mesh size sounds more like a flour or caster sugar sifter. A normal garden sieve would probably let eggs and small black slugs through it so I suspect many of us are perpetuating the problem of slugs on the plot itself I loved sieved soil and try to sift the soil at least where root cro...
by dan3008
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: To give away: Vegetables seeds (7 packets)
Replies: 20
Views: 5507

Re: To give away: Vegetables seeds (7 packets)

(Seeds in a jar)??? yup... thats according to my brother in law who works in his local drug unit. apparently its a bit of an on going joke that they cant do anything about possession of the seeds as long as they are "decorative" not for growing... well, who knew a few packs of seeds would...
by dan3008
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: slugs in compost
Replies: 21
Views: 5363

Re: slugs in compost

Not an issue I've ever noticed. Although, my whole garden has a slug problem this year, so its likely that I've just not looked at the right time. Personally, I've been putting the compost through a rotary sift with a very fine (~1mm, but dont quote me, I'm measuring by eye) mesh... So I hope that w...
by dan3008
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Condolences to Robo
Replies: 23
Views: 3554

Re: Condolences to Robo

I will keep you in my prayers especially tomorrow.
by dan3008
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: To give away: Vegetables seeds (7 packets)
Replies: 20
Views: 5507

Re: To give away: Vegetables seeds (7 packets)

yeh westi.. its daft. technically the seeds can be sold as decorative (so you can have the seeds in a jar on your mantle without growing them) As for growing the plants. Although the law allows it, its so strict on what constitutes "reasonable personal use" that in reality its not legal. y...
by dan3008
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: To give away: Vegetables seeds (7 packets)
Replies: 20
Views: 5507

Re: To give away: Vegetables seeds (7 packets)

interestingly (on the topic of canabis seeds), selling the seeds isnt illegal in the uk. As long as they are sold as "decorative" not growing seeds... You can also grow it in the uk as long as you only grow enough for "reasonable personal use" which amounts to about one plant per...

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