hosepipe ban

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grinling

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Re: hosepipe ban
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2018, 17:41 »
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Veg Plot 1B

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Re: hosepipe ban
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2018, 18:42 »
Just watched  Monty Dom allotment 2016 show where he had somebdy that did not water his plants just left it to the rain, they looked very lush.

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8doubles

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Re: hosepipe ban
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2018, 19:45 »
Just watched  Monty Dom allotment 2016 show where he had somebdy that did not water his plants just left it to the rain, they looked very lush.
If you have a reasonable amount of rain and a really balanced water retaining soil it may happen . :)
Not many growers are that lucky!

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Pescador

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Re: hosepipe ban
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2018, 06:47 »
I water when I plant out, and maybe once or twice in the first 10 days. After that they're on their own.
So many people waste so much time and water giving everything a daily sprinkle, which damps the surface and nothing else. If you're going to water, please go back 12 to 24hrs later and scratch down 4 or 6 inches and see if the water got down there. If it didn't then you've down nothing for the long-term growth of the plant.
There will be some, very sandy soils which may require a soak every 4 or 5 days, but for most it's just not needed.
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robinahood

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Re: hosepipe ban
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2018, 18:12 »
As someone with light soil, I find a thick mulch really helps reduce the need to water and keeps the roots cooler.

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davethespread

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Re: hosepipe ban
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2018, 13:53 »
some fields have flooded up here, which still have potatoes in for Walkers crisps.
could do with a dry spell for the septic tank.
Lincolnshire imports water as we only have 3 reservoirs
ooohhh and i hate soggy crisps too :wacko:
i dont suffer with insanity..........i enjoy every minute of it.


 

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