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Grow Your Own / Re: Spray or dig?????
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 16:28 »
How about no dig and no spray?
Cover it all with cardboard and then put a good covering of compost on top and leave to plant later (maybe next year). Weeds will be smothered and cardboard will rot so you can plant through the compost without any digging.

As I always say, great idea if you have, or can afford to buy, that much compost  ;)
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Mystery pic competition...
« Last post by Growster... on Today at 16:24 »
You - er - were on the right track Snows..;0)
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Grow Your Own / Re: Check Your Garlic..
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 16:22 »
Thanks for the tip Mum.  I have got 4 varieties growing and the Germidour were ready when I looked today.  The Messidrome, Printanor and Edenrose haven't split into cloves yet so I will leave them a while longer.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Early tomato Experiment 2018
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 16:22 »
Yes, you're right Mum, they are tough, and I'm still convinced that they've got their blurb wrong by saying the vines are grown up to 15 metres high...
If you look at their virtual tour http://www.thanetearth.com/thanet-earth-interactive-tour.html you can see how the long stems are laid along the rows, round the end and then back up to the roof again  :ohmy:
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Grow Your Own / Re: Radio
« Last post by heygrow on Today at 16:20 »
Has anyone ever tried using a radio to deter birds from eating food?  If so what happened? Has anyone ever tried different genre>
I was thinking of leaving one in a plastic box by my gooseberry bush in my back garden.
I heard something about this on Gardeners' question time but I cannot remember all the details.

I may also try sticking some CDs together shiny side out.

How about playing 'Bye Bye Blackbird'  :lol:
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Grow Your Own / Re: Cucumbers
« Last post by sunshineband on Today at 16:18 »
Good to have a resident expert, MoS  :D :D :D :D

I must confess to letting them just grow up a bean/pea net which extends up the side of the tunnel and half way across the roof, and picking off cucumbers as they are ready to harvest. A bit of a tangle but they do seem to like it. Any bits that escape and try to grow along the ground are either tucked back in or cut off
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Because I have written on here and in my blog about our issues with moles this year.. and now I have an advert for a Master Molecatcher in the pop-ups at the bottom of the page  :lol:

Proof indeed that Big Brother really is out there, so be careful, be very careful.....
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Grow Your Own / Re: Spray or dig?????
« Last post by heygrow on Today at 16:15 »
How about no dig and no spray?
Cover it all with cardboard and then put a good covering of compost on top and leave to plant later (maybe next year). Weeds will be smothered and cardboard will rot so you can plant through the compost without any digging.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Early tomato Experiment 2018
« Last post by Mr Dog on Today at 16:13 »
1st ripe Tumbling Tom picked today  :)
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Grow Your Own / Re: Check Your Garlic..
« Last post by heygrow on Today at 16:06 »
Yes I pulled up one row at the weekend as they we starting to die back. Earliest I have harvested garlic! The other row of purple ones (can't remember what I sowed now  :nowink:) will stay a bit longer I think.
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