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by Colin2016
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 136
Views: 2811

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Dead giveaway for paypal is when is addressed as dear Paypal user or similar.... only genuine was when was when Christian name & surname were used. Had battle with paypal over their texting a code to prove who I was wont work if you don't have a mobile that has a signal, could not get this in th...
by Colin2016
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Seaweed compost.
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Seaweed compost.

I have used seaweed when there is a lot washed up on the beach mainly in my compost beds and as dressing on beds plants grew ok. Cant answer your specific questions though Westi
by Colin2016
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Half of allotments held by women.
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Half of allotments held by women.

"Monty Don makes it look much easier."

Er indoors read his book about Nigel which stated it could take over 9 hours to put his show together.
by Colin2016
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Half of allotments held by women.
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Half of allotments held by women.

"I would like to know how they save you money"

How about the money saved from gym membership (£hundreds) as opposed to allotment fees (£tens).

Free fresh air as oppose to supermarket air conditioning.
by Colin2016
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 136
Views: 2811

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

How about putting the compost/manure on top of the cardboard?
by Colin2016
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 136
Views: 2811

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Have you thought of using cardboard as an alternative to plastic?
by Colin2016
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: No dig?
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: No dig?

What ever you do Retropants will work as long as you enjoy it.

There is an 80+ chap like you that digs his double plot and would not have it any other way.
by Colin2016
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: No dig?
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: No dig?

Not sure if you know so apologies if repeating the obvious: You do not need a border for your raised bed You can walk on the compost You can plant into the compost straight away no need to leave it for six months. "Then leave it uncovered for a while, and put a thick layer of compost/manure ear...
by Colin2016
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: No dig?
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: No dig?

Suggest you ask Charles Dowding direct.
by Colin2016
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: No dig?
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: No dig?

Yes defiantly.. Reading Charles Dowding latest book which explains the reason why it works.
by Colin2016
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 85
Views: 6744

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Ok thanks giaur500
by Colin2016
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 85
Views: 6744

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Had plenty of sunlight as was in centre of plot warm soil should have been ok as was inside a could frame that was on a raised bed.

Any idea what the temp the soil should be?
by Colin2016
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 85
Views: 6744

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Growing them in cold frame as mentioned in earlier post was a failure, lots of green leaves on top just thin roots.

Had better result using buckets in the past.
by Colin2016
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Battery power tools
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Battery power tools

Had builder doing some work and he had a huge collection of Makita battery tools. Said Makita are made by black & decker.

Interesting to note they use different voltages up to 56v which are downward compatible
by Colin2016
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Carrots
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Carrots

Square foot by Mel Bartholomew older version is good for getting an idea of the format.

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