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by Colin2016
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 65
Views: 1147

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: 368

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: 368

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: 368

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: 368

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: 79
Views: 5912

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: 79
Views: 5912

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: 79
Views: 5912

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: 447

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: 557

Re: Carrots

Square foot by Mel Bartholomew older version is good for getting an idea of the format.
by Colin2016
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Carrots
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Carrots

Hi Tanzy good start... have you checked out "square foot gardening" also veg in one bed by Huw Richards square foot should be availble in libray not sue about other one. Try ebay as well for good prices.
by Colin2016
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4580

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Just pulled up two + buckets worth of spuds from raised beds. Seems some on the outside/corners spuds have been got at, any idea what?
by Colin2016
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Growing crops in the greenhouse for winter eating
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Growing crops in the greenhouse for winter eating

Grew lettuce couple years back and just used the leaves I wanted. The ones in the ground took over so ended up using whole plant, found that the plastic mushroom baskets were ideal.

Thinking of doing planing a couple Kale in the ground (not basket) this year.
by Colin2016
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4580

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Thanks Geoff
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 79
Views: 5912

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

In the past tried growing slips from shop brought potato without success. Got "3x ORGANIC tuber Japanese White Flesh Sweet Potato for slips" off ebay from Bulgaria. At £3.90 including postage thought I had nothing to loose. These were still producing slips well into June, should have keep ...

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