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by Colin2016
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Battery power tools
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Battery power tools

For water pumping I use a bilge pump & old 12v battery.

For power tools it Bosch 18volt.
by Colin2016
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1260
Views: 190681

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by Colin2016
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5293

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I put a similar tank on the end of my 5 compost bays to collect the water. Used to carry couple of watering cans from the tape to the plot then had idea... Now use large plastic rubbish bin in wheel barrow which I fill up from tap using bucket, the wheel it onto the plot and decant it using watering...
by Colin2016
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 60
Views: 4181

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Interesting bit on Grow your own last night.
One of the presenters made a cold frame filled it with grass cutting then compost and planted whole sweet potatoes.

Good idea of adding grass cutting to increase the heat, thought they had to grown from sllps though.
by Colin2016
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Planting brassicas
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Planting brassicas

I plant in 6 inches of compost and found first year they fell over. Did the stamp over on all the compost then planting deep & healing found by adding a pole to help them as well.
by Colin2016
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: late planting potatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: late planting potatoes

I fell for the advertising of planting spuds for Christmas, complete waste of time.
by Colin2016
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tomato conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Tomato conundrum

"What is the benefit of Aspirin"

It stops them getting a headache when they grow to tall and bang their head on top of tunnel. (sorry count resist)
by Colin2016
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 7882

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Perhaps if the buyers were not so particular with the shape of the product (example straight carrots) the farmes could could concentrate on growing better tasting product.
by Colin2016
Fri May 29, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Greenhouse shade netting
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Greenhouse shade netting

Seen greenhouse with scafolding netting over the outside. Would think with some bunjy/elastic in centre you could fold it back where needed.
by Colin2016
Fri May 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 7882

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Only been to plot once in past 3 weeks due to being laid up so only watering was from whatever rain we have had. Surprised at how well everything was brussels/ lettuce/spring onions/cabbages growing well in the netted tunnel. Scrapes on some onions, one bed of garlic has rust but main bed of peas gr...
by Colin2016
Sat May 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Rust on Garlic
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Rust on Garlic

That's good to hear thanks Retropants.
by Colin2016
Sat May 23, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Rust on Garlic
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Rust on Garlic

Garlic has rust on them, assume nothing I can do to save them.

If I pull them up & remove the leaves will they be edible or do I bin the lot?
by Colin2016
Fri May 08, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Help!

Sent pm
by Colin2016
Fri May 08, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints

Three weeks for replacements?
As seeds companies are struggling look at the smaller business found in the back of the magazine or ebay/amazon.

Check out local villages websites and see if they have a gardeners/allotment section or garden clubs most will have or know of spare plants around.
by Colin2016
Thu May 07, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Help!

Have few greyhound cabbage if you want, have you checked out ebay though? Did a quick check and notice one company from Dorset that says "We are a small sustainable permaculture education centre, due to postponing all physical courses, we have a supplus of seeds and plants from our market garde...

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