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February 2016 Blog Posts (3)

My 2016 season has started

I have sown some tomatoes, chilli and peppers and they are indoors waiting to germinate. Three types of lettuce have also been started indooors. Last year transplanting lettuce plants was more successful than sowing direct.

Last year I lost over 100 peas to mice so this year 200 seeds have been sown in cells in the GH , hopefully this will make a difference and they will then be transplanted under cloches to give them a good start.

This year I will be using nets over all my…

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Added by Duncan Seth-Smith on February 23, 2016 at 8:08 — 3 Comments

Global warming and Gardening

The UK has been battered by a number of storms over the last few weeks, it seems funny that we have been have more since the Met Office decided to start naming them. But you only need to go back to the winter of 2013-2014 to see a similarly stormy winter pattern.

 Overall the weather has been very mild for the time of year. I've had to de-ice the car in the morning a lot less then I would of a couple of year ago. I think it’s ridiculous to deny the fact…

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Added by Michael on February 11, 2016 at 20:44 — 4 Comments

Hampshire Potato Day(s)

Every year, round about the end of January, a 2-day Potato Day event is held in the Hampshire town of Whitchurch, giving an opportunity for gardeners and allotmenteers to buy from a huge range of seed potatoes - plus other items like peas and beans - at very attractive prices. Having discovered this way of getting potatoes, I don't think I'll ever go back to Mail Order.…

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Added by Mark Willis on February 4, 2016 at 7:33 — No Comments

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