Hi I was wondering if anyone had any ideas what is going on with my broccoli. I planted it into the ground as directed on the packet and there was no problems with germination. It then looked like there was some little broccoli florets forming at the top and now it is starting to flower. I don't understand what's going wrong. They've only been in the ground since mid March. Can anyone shed any light on what's going on?
Added by Kay Morritt on May 23, 2012 at 14:51 — No Comments
I just thought I would post a picture of the new rose arch that I built last week.…Continue
Added by Kay Morritt on May 15, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
HELP! The slugs in my garden are eating everything in sight and I have lost almost half of my tomato plants and courgette plants so far does anyone have any suggestions to get rid of them without using chemicals?
Who knew that Postcrete and Postfix would be so hugely different to use and with such vastly different results! Postcrete ..... excellent stuff and Postfix ..... not!!!
Added by Kay Morritt on April 11, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
I saw on gardeners World last Friday about Viticella Clematis being a good plant to grow but how do I know which varieties are Viticella? Is there a general rule that indicates which are which Viticella if it doesn't say so on the plant label (for instance when they flower or some other indicator that they are Viticella) or do you have to get them from specialist garden centres?
I've had some curly kale in the ground over the winter and I think it's starting to bolt but I don't really know what that means. It looks like it getting flowers on the top and so do some of the sprouts which were still in the ground. Does anyone know what do I need to do with them? Do I pull them out and get rid of them? Can I still eat the kale?
I have just been looking on the internet to find out what I should do with my daffodils after the flowers have died. There are a million and one different answers. Can anyone please tell me what I should be doing with them?
Hi I was wondering if anyone could help. I noticed on my snowdrops there are now what looks like little green seed pods where the flowers used to be. If I take them off and dry them out can I grow snowdrops from them?
For the last couple of weeks my mum has really been getting into planting her seeds. She has even started getting into the whole biodynamics thing, in fact she is now almost as much of a geek on the subject as I am which is saying something :-) and as a result, I'm now itching to plant something myself. A distinct lack of funds at the moment means I can't afford a greenhouse just yet and it's really not warm enough to plant things straight outside, so today it…Continue
Built with my own fair hands this morning, with a slide out front so I can just wheel the wheelbarrow up to it and tip it in :-)…Continue
Box number 2 planted yesterday for the great garlic experiment :-)
Added by Kay Morritt on February 20, 2012 at 18:12 — No Comments
Well, the time has come to start my biodynamics experiment. According to the calendar in my book "Gardening and Planting by the Moon 2012", today is apparently a fruit day and not a good day to be planting garlic, so today I will be planting some garlic. According to the calendar, tomorrow is a garlic day so ....... I will be planting one lot of garlic today and one lot tomorrow to see which grows the best. I will be using compost from the same bag, garlic from the same batch and identical…Continue
Added by Kay Morritt on February 18, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Well my garlic plants are doing nicely. I put garlic in practically everything and although I will be planting more garlic, I did cheat with this lot because I got them from a very nice lady who had a stall outside my local village farmer's market last weekend. I haven't managed to get to any of the markets before and to be brutally honest, they scare me. I don't actually live in the village, I…Continue
Has anyone tried growing vegetables using biodynamic principles?? I'm thinking I would quite like to give it a go and was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice :-)
I'm trying to get hold of some tomato seeds called 'Totem' my mum grew them last year and had loads and loads of tomatoes from about 3 plants but she didn't grow them from seed she bought some little plants from a guy at a market. Does anyone know a supplier that might sell them??
I started chitting some spuds last year and didn't get around to planting some of them. They just got left outside in a tray and now they seem to be sprouting and actually have green leaves on them. Should I plant them? They look very triffid-like. …Continue