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by nemo
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: when to start sowing in a polly tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

when to start sowing in a polly tunnel

i live in the south west of Ireland now most of Ireland is covered in frost and ice now but again we escaped the worst of it when can i start sowing vegetable seeds in the raised beds in our new poly tunnel 48 square meters or soil.if the vegetable seed pack says to start sowing in April outdoor whe...
by nemo
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: seaweed
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

seaweed

i have been transforming a wet wild area of our gaden the last uncultivated area it is covered with rushes so i got a local man to turn the soil upside down with his digger which left me with clean soil to work with.i have been using seaweed for years and i think the crops i get are as a result of u...
by nemo
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Oriental leaves in the polytunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: Oriental leaves in the polytunnel

i made up a mini poly tunnel to cover a bed in our poly tunnel i sowed oriental salad leaver about 4 weeks ago they are up and growing good i also sowed carrots about 5 weeks ago again under a mini poly tunnel they are about 1 inch high.we are lucky with the weather while the rest or Ireland is now ...
by nemo
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: black plastic as weed controle
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: black plastic as weed controle

i think i will shy away from the plastic i will try using broad sheet newspaper as a ground cover and planting through it.if i mulch it with compost i would need enough for 48 meters to cover the four beds.i might have enough for one bed so i will try mulching one bed with compost an compare the res...
by nemo
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: black plastic as weed controle
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

black plastic as weed controle

hello I have just finished filling my raised beds with soil in our new poly tunnel . i am thinking of buying black plastic, to cover the soil in the raised beds with plastic to stop weeds growing.would it be a good job to just plant things through the plastic,only cutting the plastic to plants the p...
by nemo
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: willow
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

willow

hi
i was given cuttings of a bio mass willow I was told it can grow up to 9 feet a year. could i use it to make a willow arch or dome etc, or could I let it grow into trees
regards
nemo,
by nemo
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: cabbage varieties for poly tunnel production
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

Re: cabbage varieties for poly tunnel production

thanks
it makes since what you both are saying i will get 2 of the above varieties and look froward to smaller cabbages. if i plant them closer together this will help to keep them small in size
thanks again
nemo
by nemo
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: cabbage varieties for poly tunnel production
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

cabbage varieties for poly tunnel production

cabbage varieties more suited to growing in a polly tunnel so far the varieties i have tried have grown huge and took up a lot of space what would you recommend.is there a seed catalogue the offer all vegetable seed that are selected for poly tunnel production
regards
nemo
by nemo
Sun May 17, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: small pepper plants
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

Re: small pepper plants

thanks primrose for replying now i know i am not alone .i gave half my plants a liquid lime feed .i did this because you could have soil that has a lot of organic matter added to it but if the pH is to low the plants cannot absorb the nutrients this is what the tutor at the college said so i will le...
by nemo
Wed May 13, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: small pepper plants
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

small pepper plants

i bought fresh pepper seed last year the peppers from the plants were beautiful so this year i used the seed left over from last year.the best before date was September 2009.the seeds germinated and grew to about 3 inches.they were planted into the Polly tunnel the same time as the melons cucumbers ...
by nemo
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: homemade liquid feeds
Replies: 46
Views: 10599

Re: homemade liquid feeds

thanks everyone for your comments but thanks Lyn for giving me an answer to my question
regards nemo
by nemo
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: homemade liquid feeds
Replies: 46
Views: 10599

homemade liquid feeds

i make comfrey,seaweed,nettle and manure liquid feed each in its own barrel every spring i remove the old nettle stems and seaweed and add these to the compost heap.should i empty last years leftover feed and start each batch from new each spring , or can i keep doing what i have always done by addi...
by nemo
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Neglected raised beds
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Re: Neglected raised beds

one mans waste (rubbish)is another mans gold
by nemo
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Neglected raised beds
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Re: Neglected raised beds

the manure is usually about 4 weeks old at most when i collect it . before fertilizers were common place fresh manure was always used .i have planted spuds into manure that was only a few days old.i know the books say its not good to use fresh manure but my family have been doing it this way for dec...
by nemo
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: best book on identifying all creatures in vegetable garden s
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: best book on identifying all creatures in vegetable garden s

thanks everyone a new book is in order maybe if i drop enough hints it might be a very welcome christmas present
regards nemo

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