Mr Kwilter will be planting our potatoes within the next week. I can't remember what type we've got, sorry!
He's off to the lottie to plant seeds and take the last few boxes of spuds and onions down tomorrow.
Mandie R, i'm in the same boat as you as this will be my first year of growing veg,...i therefore know nothing and can offer you no advice, but i'm sure someone on here will help
Welcome along Mandie. If you're superstitious like me, then Easter, but if they're going for it then get them in the ground now, especially the first earlies. The important thing with spuds is to keep earthing them up so the frost doesn't get them.
hailunlikely - We can make all our mistakes together then. I realised my first one the other day. A friend of mine pointed out that I should have planted the cloves of garlic, not the full bulb like I did!! (the mouldy bulbs were dug up and replaced with cloves straight away! )
talking of numpty gardeners......i've just realised i'm going to have about 200 lettuce and 100 radish all ready at the same time.....
i love radishescan you post them??or
come down to brum for a visit when they are ready - you can come and see me and he who must not be named
both sound like excellent ideas
that's if the sl*gs dont get them first
Parsnips need to be thickly sown and are notoriously slow to germinate. To save hoeing them up, once you've sown them but before you cover them, sprinkle radish seeds (lightly, Haile!) along the top. Your radishes will have grown and been harvested before the parsnips will be through and the neat row of seedling will show you where not to hoe.
Oh I don't like all this talk of bugs and flies.....
I've promised my mum I'm providing the veg on Xmas Day and she'll not be happy if I don't deliver!!!
Thats plan b sorted!
Cheers Nicko. I used to keep a log of what varieties we grew, when we planted them and what the crop was like, but I've not bothered for the last few years.
Wonder if there's a gardening version of Fetch?
Purple Sprouting brocoli- thinking of trying to grow this but is it prone to pigeon and caterpillar damage like brassicas (is it a brassica?) My sprout plants last year were demolished and it was very depressing.
Sorry Blisters no idea really but I think it's Spring time and they are attracted by disturbance such as thinning releasing the smell. Sure I read somthing about growing plants near to mask the smell such as spring onions....
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