Hello, having just joined you as a refugee from another gardening site that disappeared, thought I'd try my hand at writing a blog. So pay attention, and try not to fall asleep!
Having got the post Chrismas ice and snow out of the way, (for now at least), last weekend gave the greenhouse a thorough clean out ready for all the plants that will soon be filling it with verdant growth, I hope. The usual crops are:- Tomatoes - my favourite, growing mainly heritage type, although my…Continue
i've gone and sown my 1st lot of veggies for this year, only a handful of each mind. I've done about 5 - 6 tomato seeds from a small kit i got from Poundland that included a mini propergater and then in other slightly bigger propergaters i've sown chilli's, pepper's, leek's and marigold's.Continue
After some quite mild weather early in the month it all went downhill with frost and snow to be followed by rain and gale force winds, so I'm doing a lot of thumb twiddling and gazing at leaden skies. My main potato order is yet to arrive but I have about 60 assorted tubers chitting in the utility room. These I've picked up from Wilko's, Poundland and elsewhere and will be the earliest of my earlies grown in the greenhouse.
more over my…Continue
Added by Colin Robinson on January 29, 2013 at 17:57 — No Comments
Help! I have a gorgeous African violet, but I have never transplanted it or moved it into a larger pot. It is still in its original grocery store 4" plastic pot (2 years now). It blooms repeatedly, has been blooming for over a month and is now 16" around with some of the leaves >4" long! I love it and feed it African violet food every time I water. I know I need to transplant it, but believe I should…Continue
Added by Christine Haese on January 29, 2013 at 15:26 — No Comments
The weather has not been allotment-friendly of late. We had a lot of snow on Friday, which had turned to slush by Saturday, and now we have the delights of heavy rain and gales. Anyway, I thought it was best to start thinking about what to grow this year. Potatoes first....read more.
Added by Damo on January 28, 2013 at 19:32 — No Comments
Had a really good day at the Hampshire Potato Day in Whitchurch, so many seed potatoes to choose from!
Added by Damo on January 27, 2013 at 17:05 — No Comments
Added by Paul Martyn on January 24, 2013 at 23:46 — No Comments
Added by greg becker on January 23, 2013 at 20:16 — No Comments
this year i have decided to give away al my unwanted seeds FREE check out my blog for how to get your hands on some....click here
Added by Stacy Drury on January 21, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments
Probably most of you understand the importance of growing your own. After reading the article in the Guardian about more than half of the food in the world being wasted there is only one solution, more people should grow their own right?
Added by Mrsgreenfingers on January 20, 2013 at 21:19 — No Comments
Unless you are exceptionally organised, there is little to harvest from the allotment in January. Unfortunately, the cabbages and purple sprouting broccoli I did plant in hope of eating throughout the 'hungry gap' got eaten by the slugs. Last year was a very good year...read more.
Added by chocolatelikesnow on January 20, 2013 at 12:15 — No Comments
Check out Seed Parad's gardening blog - for a comprehensive look at potato growing…Continue
Added by elaine rickett on January 20, 2013 at 10:16 — No Comments
The controversy over horse meat in burgers (I gather it was Tesco value range) coincided with a book I have been reading about.
It appears in the 1950`s we used to spend 33% or one third of our income on food that compares with just 17% today.
I do remember eating very well as a child, large meat joints that used to last for days fresh fruit and veg from the local shops home made pies and soups I could go on but if you were a war baby you would…Continue
Added by Laila Noort on January 19, 2013 at 14:29 — No Comments