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Grow Your Own / Re: Stop digging, its bad for you!
« Last post by Enfield Glen on Today at 13:05 »
Call me weird but I like digging.

If you have larger beds I can't see how you can not dig without compressing the soil where you walk on it to harvest and weed.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Autumn planting potatoes - why not?
« Last post by Aidy on Today at 12:13 »
So my first question would be.... Where are you going to get seed spuds from at this time of the year?

I would never re-sow my own or supermarket spuds.

For us here (in Blackpool) it is probably a no no as we are quite low lying and quite often in winter the plots would be underwater or the water just below the surface, yes I agree that spuds are pretty tough and they generally survive but I just wouldn't want to put an entire bed in the hope that they survive the winter thats if I could get the seed spuds to start with.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Covering up for winter
« Last post by Aidy on Today at 12:09 »
There was a few issues with the asparagus around our parts this year, a few plot holders mentioned the same.

I always chuck some rotted muck on me rhubarb at the end of the year ready for next but thats it, its pretty tough stuff.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Stop digging, its bad for you!
« Last post by Aidy on Today at 12:07 »
Problem is Snowdrops I am stuck in my ways and prefer one large plot rather than raised beds, having said that I do have a seperate bean bed so might try it in that and as me beans grow to the outer atmosphere mares wouldnt really affect them  :D
We are lucky Mum, we have lots of donkeys here in the tropics so we get a lot of their waste products  :lol:
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Grow Your Own / Re: Covering up for winter
« Last post by Longshanks on Today at 11:53 »
Thanks for that.
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Equipment Shed / mountfield m1 cultivator spare
« Last post by malsdad on Today at 11:30 »
good morning to you all, i'm a new user of this site and am in need of some serious help!!

i have and have used my OLD mountfield cultivator and something has only just gone wrong.
The tiebar bolt has snapped. it has a part code of M1634
The serial number my machine is M1/ 10902
Ithink its is 10 3/4" long wit 1/2" whit thread bet is that a left & right hand thread or just standard???

any help would be of great assistance.

you can contact me direct on my e-mail
very kind regards

nick
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Grow Your Own / Re: Covering up for winter
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 11:29 »
Don't cover either with weed membrane.
You can help the asparagus overwinter by  mounding over with compost, well rotted manure, or straw before winter.
Rhubarb doesn't need any protection but you can put some compost or manure around the outside of the crown to feed the roots for next year.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: TV gone seriously wrong now
« Last post by 8doubles on Today at 10:51 »
Yes Freeview were off air for a while and and wavelengths re-allocated so a retune needed .

Luckily Freesat which i am on was not affected.
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Grow Your Own / Covering up for winter
« Last post by Longshanks on Today at 10:26 »
Should I cover over rhubarb and asparagus crowns with weed membrane or cut around them?  My asparagus didn't come up this spring and wondered if that was the cause.
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