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using enviro mesh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies May 5, 2015. 12 Replies

this is my first year at using enviro mesh i have sown carrots ,and covered with mesh after major problems last year with the fly throwing two good full barrow loads on the tip . i have dug the edges…Continue

spuds in the ground

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve heath Apr 24, 2015. 20 Replies

today sun shining again soil dry workable so i just couldn,t wait i got just 12 of my first earlies home guard  and put them in made a big ridge so it will be a few weeks before they show and then i…Continue

not much happening

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gareth Howell Feb 9, 2015. 32 Replies

doesnt seem much doing in this forum do members all sign out for winter i have only recently joined because my main hobby is growing veg and talking to and learning maybe sometimes helping members of…Continue

wolf tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve heath Jan 10, 2015. 7 Replies

hello . i had a wolf seed sower wheel for christmas and to me it looks as if it is going to sow seeds very thinly almost i think too thin i see how to alter seed size but has anyone here got one if…Continue

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back ache

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 6:38 6 Comments

now i am not a salesman i am retired 66 year old who likes his veg patch and not overly fit so last year i bought a backsaver spade and now i enjoy digging the veg ground this tool actualy helps me enjoy digging if you want to see it in action google =  backsaver spade . but bear in mind it is for turning the soil you can not dig holes etc anyone with lots of digging should be interested in this tool i know it was not cheap but what price do you put on making the job easy to my mind spades…

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the diggin nearly done

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 17:20 4 Comments

another half hr digging today not much left ,the new back saver spade i bought last year has been worth every penny now i am not fit enough for a regular spade .i have spread manure over the top to winter in ,this year for the first time i have used the straw from some sheep pens from a farm down the road he offered me a manitou bucket full been standing for about 8 months so not rotted down quite enough by spring the weather and the worms should have done their job and it was free and…

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purple sprouting

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:10 3 Comments

this year my veg seem to have gone mad beetroot like footballs ,parsnips gone down out of sight using a spade down the side to get them out must be about 2 foot long good eating but the tails are too long ,as for the sprouting it should be ready next year but most of it has flowered weeks ago and yes it is the late one i have tried eating it but does not taste right had big carrots this year i thought i had beaten the fly but no he has attacked with vengeance can,t wait to use enviromesh for…

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enviro mesh

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 16:30 4 Comments

earlier talk from me regarding carrot fly ,cabbage root fly etc ,well i have recently bought from amazon some mesh from agralan some mesh for£31and some change it measures 6x3.6 i have not measured in feet inches but i now have 2 of these nets and they cover quite a bit of ground it does not need support it is very light and tough  sold as to last 10 years and i recon it will so if anyone is looking for mesh i suggest you have a look it sure looks and feels value for money against the flimsy…

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At 20:38 on May 23, 2014, steve heath said…

keen veg grower 65 years old ex hgv driver/uk/continental for 30+years

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