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by Colin2016
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 46
Views: 3261

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

How about Cardboard?

If this is going on top of compost surly there would not be a leaching problem.

I have a pile pallet size cubed with loads of worms in it , been advise to leave alone over winter to let the worms do their job, treat it like a large wormery.
by Colin2016
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 94
Views: 3589

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Years ago when I was working I asked to have the flue jab & was prepared to pay for it, had a lecture from a health professional that it would be be better for me to catch rather that have the jab. So I said Ok when I am a pensioner and you want to give it to me for free I will remember you advi...
by Colin2016
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 46
Views: 3261

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

Ooops sorry Westi , I only use horse so that was prominent in my mind, on a side note what is the advantage of Cow over horse?
by Colin2016
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 46
Views: 3261

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

Hi Westi, just did a gumtree search and got this "10 ads for manure in Stuff for Sale in Christchurch, Dorset" hope it helps.
by Colin2016
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Reducing allotment plot sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Reducing allotment plot sizes

Wonder if a prepared raised bed,with seeds & instructions for the coming season would be a entry level benefit. Perhaps have list of books/videos to help, maybe even have an allotment library? If they get the bug great they can upgrade next year, if they fail no unsightly plots gone to seed or c...
by Colin2016
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: How would I check soil for contamination?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: How would I check soil for contamination?

You lucky chap Stephan I have only had the pleasure of one of his lectures. There is a video by him called "No Dig Potatoes from seed to harvest" on youtube.

Perhaps ask Charles your contamination question for his comments.
by Colin2016
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: How would I check soil for contamination?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: How would I check soil for contamination?

Stephan I have grown spuds & leeks with success using Charles's way, can't comment on turnips as do not grow them.
by Colin2016
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: How would I check soil for contamination?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: How would I check soil for contamination?

"Obviously the Charles Dowding method might be an alternative approach but that limits what one can grow. I can not see it supporting root veg."

Are you certain on this as sure he grows root veg.
by Colin2016
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Got his latest "Veg" as after watching some of his latest tv show episodes.
by Colin2016
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: First crops to sow during/after winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: First crops to sow during/after winter?

Got Onions, garlic, beetroot, Kale, Sprouts, Spinach potatoes & Carrots growing on the plot.

Another plot holder has broad beans growing.
by Colin2016
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Composting
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Composting

A lot of the terms are very misleading and to me are meaningless. I have 4 compost bays on the go, using tea bags have not been a problem, was in the darlek type but not in my hot ones. I assume plants do not consume plastic so wonder if this is a major issue for veg growing. The suppliers should be...
by Colin2016
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Battery Return
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Battery Return

Not thought of that.
by Colin2016
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Battery Return
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Battery Return

Parcelforce refused it.... guess who delivered the replacement today?
by Colin2016
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting

For veg raised beds, lay cardboard then fill with manure & compost and leave over winter to let the worms do there work.

Check out Charles Dowding videos on how successful this is.

Good luck Carmen.
by Colin2016
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Battery Return
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Battery Return

Needed to return a battery for vacuum cleaner under guarantee, found that no delivery company would handle it. Fortunately the company gave me a full refund with having to return it when I told them. Waiting for delivery of another battery to see who delivers it. Could be a challenge if using a supp...

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