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by Johnboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: General Election
Replies: 38
Views: 5639

Re: General Election

Channel 4 later on no doubt taking the P155 out of it all.
I'm prepared to emigrate if it doesn't go my way.
by Johnboy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: General Election
Replies: 38
Views: 5639

Re: General Election

Hmmmmmm!
by Johnboy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Spring onion regrowing
Replies: 18
Views: 7927

Re: Spring onion regrowing

Hi Primrose,
To regenerate an onion it would be better to use scaling as used in lily production. In the dim and distant past I experimented to simply see if it worked but never actually grew on as a crop. I stopped when I had produced the bulblets.
by Johnboy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Planting Broccoli
Replies: 8
Views: 4652

Re: Planting Broccoli

Over a considerably long gardening period I have found it best to be a tad late with sowing than a tad early and as PP says things sown later always catch up. Sown too soon in the year and you are likely to give yourself problems.
by Johnboy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Definition of quick growing
Replies: 21
Views: 5923

Re: Definition of quick growing

Hi Steve, With you last posting you seem to have entirely missed the point. Spring Onions are sown from seed not sets and other varieties is nobody's guess and everybody can cheat but you have got onions for salad early maybe but not those classified as salad onions. There is no difficulty cheating ...
by Johnboy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Fresh lawn clipping as mulch
Replies: 42
Views: 11417

Re: Fresh lawn clipping as mulch

Hi Geoff,
If a compost heap fails stinging nettle, minus the seedhead, at the base is a very good method of generating heat to initiate degredation and save the day.
by Johnboy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Adding grit to compost?
Replies: 10
Views: 3846

Re: Adding grit to compost?

There is a very great difference in price between horticultural grit and a good sharp sand but if you sieve out some sharp sand you end up with a slightly finer grit but virtually the same result. The fines from your sieving can still be added to your potting or seeding mixture. Where moisture and d...
by Johnboy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: early Peas
Replies: 38
Views: 8071

Re: early Peas

I slipped with the stylus and from nowhere appeared a dropdown with settings and a host of other things which I will explore in the days to come. Thank you Robo and PP for holding my holding hand with such a brave step! Of course if Amazon were to enclose just a word telling you a about the dropdown...
by Johnboy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: early Peas
Replies: 38
Views: 8071

Re: early Peas

Hi Robo, The machine in question is an Amazon Fire HD 10 and arrives without any instructions as to the best use etc. so I am having to find my way around in the dark. I desperately need my grandchildren and we have a family meeting on Sunday they will all be there. Then I have to tune into the farm...
by Johnboy
Wed May 31, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: early Peas
Replies: 38
Views: 8071

Re: early Peas

God save us from contradicted text. Which has just changed predictive text to Texas's wall see. I wrote germinated which became terminated and it has changed it again and peasticks became breadsticks. I am new to this Fire thing and it is driving me mad. Is there any way of disconnecting it! It says...
by Johnboy
Tue May 30, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: early Peas
Replies: 38
Views: 8071

Re: early Peas

If you remember we had a quite warm spell in February which was just after my first sowing of peas had germinated and I expected to plant out in about a month but they were ready at not quite three weeks and were then nearly 4"tall. Since then they have grown at a pace never experienced by me b...
by Johnboy
Tue May 30, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: early Peas
Replies: 38
Views: 8071

Re: early Peas

My first peas were sown in gutter lengths( 10 x33inches) in the first week in February on the bench in one of the tunnels and I am picking for the second week. I have three more rows on the go. Most of my produce is picked and frozen and get distributed to my family cos there are quite a few peas on...
by Johnboy
Fri May 26, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise, Do you know your onions ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4927

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise, Do you know your onions ?

I used to grow onions from seed always sown on Boxing Day morning which was really a way of recovering front the previous days excesses. Ailsa Craig and Bedford Champion were the onions in vogue in those days so it shows how long since I have sown an onion for seed. Ailsa Craig were the ones my wife...
by Johnboy
Fri May 26, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Top tips to start seed off
Replies: 95
Views: 14591

Re: Top tips to start seed off

Hi Pasty,
I would suggest a little feed might do the trick. It maybe the compost you are using because on another thread the complaint with the peat-free composts is that they are lacking in nutrient.
by Johnboy
Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Organics yet again.
Replies: 23
Views: 4483

Re: Organics yet again.

Well without being offensive to anybody I feel that this thread has strayed far from the original post and I therefore will take no further part.

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