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  • vegg posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Great to be back thank you

  • vegg commented on the post, Our Gardening Friend 1 month ago

    Gosh I am so sorry to hear this news. Sheila certainly was a very special lady.

  • vegg posted an update 1 month ago

    Hi I just wanted to say I’m back, thanks Karen for sorting my log in for me. Look forward to catching up with everyone

  • vegg posted an update 5 years, 6 months ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your meet up at Cardiff. I have fond memories of meeting clickers at Hampton Court.

  • vegg posted a new activity comment 5 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you. You all know my plots are my sanctuary. Lovely produce fresh air like minded people. I know what I’d like to tell pickles what he can do with this brainwave!

    • Very few politicians are people of principle nowadays – and developers are big contributors to political parties. It would make far more sense to redevelope brownfield sites. We all know that – just another instance of the disconnect between the general population and politicians.

  • vegg posted an update 5 years, 6 months ago

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/61225 this was forwarded to me via a local allotment association hope you dont mind me sharing here, thanks anne

  • Alan what should you use for supports please? thanks Anne

  • vegg replied to the topic Butternut Squash Bisque in the forum Group logo of RecipesRecipes 5 years, 10 months ago

    Thanks for sharing Cilla. Will try this as I have a BS to use. Anne

  • vegg posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    omg ours are obviously not so canny up at our field! hope they stay that way ;-)

  • Debris netting used by scaffolders is a cheap option, you can get it on ebay by the roll. Its not as fine as enviromesh but it protects from most things except whitefly. Keeps cabbage whites, pigeons, rabbits, monkjack deer and badgers – well it does on our allotment field. I then use tunnels with my carrots. I spray my brassicas with a…[Read more]

    • When the badgers raided our plots in the summer they ripped the scaffold netting as easy as paper,my plot neighbours electric fence kept them out :whistle:

  • vegg posted a new activity comment 6 years, 3 months ago

    beautiful photo!

  • vegg posted an update 6 years, 4 months ago

    I am now the owner of 3 wormeries. Hoping to keep them all thriving to produce compost to improve my 2 plots! fingers and everything else crossed and bedtime reading composting with worms……!!!

  • Sorry to hear that you Sheila and Alison are both under par at the moment. I hope that you are both feeling better soon!

  • vegg posted a new activity comment 6 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks for the link!

  • vegg posted an update in the group Group logo of CompostingComposting 6 years, 4 months ago

    Wormeries – can anyone give me basic advice on how to have a successful wormery please. Aim is to improve my sandy soil plots. I have a stacking wormery and have just bought 1kg tiger worms. Thank you.

  • vegg posted a new activity comment 6 years, 4 months ago

    I will let you know how I get on with Tony’s method!

  • vegg posted a new activity comment 6 years, 4 months ago

    thank you both for your replies! VV i sowed direct but haven’t had much success so I thought I would try Tony’s method. Fingers crossed one way or another I will have a harvest of beans and peas!!!

    • With gardening some things work for you and some don’t,sown direct I get a lot of missed peas,to sow in pots or toilet roll tubes I sow three 30 ft rows over a couple of days ,a few too many for toilet roll tubes close on a 1000 peas.Some thing else that never works for me are beetroot transplants,I know they work but never for meThats it with…[Read more]

      • Grief Tony it would take you forever sowing to tubes/pots! :wacko: Quite right, some things work for some people, other things don’t. I never could transplant beetroot either!

  • vegg posted an update 6 years, 4 months ago

    Could somebody please confirm if I’ve remembered technique correctly soak pea seeds in water overnight, drain add to bag of compost and leave to sprout??? how long do they take to sprout and when they do can i put them directly in plot or do i pot them on? Also does this method work with beans?? thanks Anne

    • At this time of the year, would you not just sow your peas direct Vegg? Soil is certainly warm enough, my second sowing (direct into the ground) were up in a few days.
      Personally I never soak them, early ones I just pop in a bag of moist compost. or sow to toilet rolls tubes. Beans (both runner and French climbing) I always just start in toilet…[Read more]

    • i SOAK PEAS AND BEANS OVER NIGHT THEN PUT THEN

      I soak my peas and beans overnight,then lay them out in a seed tray on damp cheap or old compost,cover with more compost and level the compost,a bit of wood wider than the tray does the job well.With level compost as soon as the seed germinates the compost lifts up.This way there are…[Read more]

    • thank you both for your replies! VV i sowed direct but haven’t had much success so I thought I would try Tony’s method. Fingers crossed one way or another I will have a harvest of beans and peas!!!

      • With gardening some things work for you and some don’t,sown direct I get a lot of missed peas,to sow in pots or toilet roll tubes I sow three 30 ft rows over a couple of days ,a few too many for toilet roll tubes close on a 1000 peas.Some thing else that never works for me are beetroot transplants,I know they work but never for meThats it with…[Read more]

        • Grief Tony it would take you forever sowing to tubes/pots! :wacko: Quite right, some things work for some people, other things don’t. I never could transplant beetroot either!

    • Agree, with Tony’s method, works for us. Show grow, NVS members method………………

    • I will let you know how I get on with Tony’s method!

  • vegg posted a new activity comment 6 years, 4 months ago

    Thank you both for your replies. I will have a look and see what seeds I have in my seed mountain. Like you say Simon I might as well give it a try! Anne

    • Nothing ventured Anne………….. But as Tony says , do sow in compost rather than in open soil as a matter of corse. Not only that you get faster results if you can even stick the pot with a bag over it in the house. I do most or my germinating that way. Little space needed and no expense so Go for it !! and reap the rewards in the winter and…[Read more]

      • Just a little ps when planting out brassicas add a little lime to the planting hole about a dessertspoon,fill the hole with water and plant when the hole drains,this gives a good start and protects against club root

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