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  • in reply to: onion to store #25767

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    Can you recommend any to try for their taste and keeping qualities

    in reply to: onion to store #25766

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    Rossa lunga di firenze 

    in reply to: Leek Moth…… #25727

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    I have suffered badly in the past from leek moth. I now use enviromesh from start to finish and I have fantastic pest free crops. This yr I’m trying downpipes to see if I can get longer white stems on the leeks (mimicks blanching)

    in reply to: earthing up leeks #25455

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    Thanks Charles

    I got bandit, Lyon and autumn mammoth in the ground tonight. 70 odd in total I’ll let you know how the downpipe works 

    in reply to: going to seed #25209

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    Garlic is germidour onion is radar 

    I have snapped off all seed heads and hope they bulb up OK. Planted same time as previous years and had no problems in the past

    in reply to: field trials with coffee #24878

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    I guess I’m spoilt as every 2 weeks my local Costa bag up 2×75 ltr bags I leave them. I call in empty into my van and deposit into the tonne builders bags I have on my plot.

    I’d be happy to take some pics Charles to show how its working.

    Incidently could I use spent coffee to earth up potatoes.

    I’ve also made a trug on top of pallets to grow spinach and lettuce in. Its about 8″ deep
    I’ve put 1yr old cow manure, fresh multi purpose compost and spent coffee grounds. Would it be worth adding sieved chicken run compost as a top dressing.

    in reply to: practicalities of green house on allotment? #24527

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    I was lucky to have been given 2 to me which I put on my plot. The biggest maintenance I found was the watering. Make use of all the gutters on your greenhouse.

    in reply to: picking an apple tree #24501

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    Thanks for your thoughts

    I’ve ordered a m26 bountiful from walcot and await delivery.

    in reply to: Spent coffee grounds. #23669

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    I’m lucky enough to get all the spent ground coffee from our local Costa. I’m spreading it all over my raised beds in places its 2″ thick. Underneath it is absolutely teaming with worms

    in reply to: Planting asparagus in a raised bed? #24018

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    i ve just eaten my 1st ever home grown spear after 2 yrs (raw) boy it was good. going to get 6 more crowns and expand the bed

    in reply to: Is pressure treated wood ok to use for raised beds? #23940

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    I’ve done this recently made some raised beds and I’m chuffed to bits with them. Mine were pressure treated aswell I have also treated them with osmo wood protector. They tidied up my plot no end. I have paths between made from wood chippings which I put weed suppressent down first(free from tree surgeon) which are about 20 inches wide. I’ve grown with non edged raised beds for 2 years and much prefer the edged bed approach. Some like em some dont

    in reply to: phacelia for bees #23933

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    i guess i cud plant them around my raspberry canes

    in reply to: Protecting raised bed timber #23864

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    i certainly wouldnt coat any timber that is wet or if the temp is freezing.

    in reply to: tree chiopings #23842

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    my thinking was to let them rot down then spread on the beds. i thought it would be easier with the membrane down as the chippings wont get trodden into the soil beneath.

    in reply to: Leaves and chicken runs. #23822

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    they make it into the finest tilth aswell. i wonder if this would make near perfect potting compost

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