A tip for new gardeners.

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Kleftiwallah

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A tip for new gardeners.
« on: April 08, 2012, 20:58 »

After you have hoed out or scratched your groove (drill) and started to spread your seed in the groove, before you stand up to 'unknot' your back / admire the work so far / or refil your hand, drop a pebble or a small lump of soil at the place you have reached.

It's a begger trying to see the seeds and tell where you got to, easy with seeds of parsnip, but not so easy to see with turnip or swede.  ::)

Cheers, Tony.

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 21:04 »
a good idea tony , i am guilty of that very problem as i dont have the best eyesight in the world :D
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 21:10 »
you could also try mixing your seed with sand - which will give you a better distribution ans you can see where they are!

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 21:16 »
I make the v-trench. hold the seeds in left hand. and drop seeds for a feet or two with right hand. and cover it up. tap it with my hand so I have finger markings. and continue.
finally I water the finger marked lanes.  :)
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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 21:31 »
good thinking , I tend to make a v groove the pour some boiling water down the length of the drill wait for a few minuites the sow into the now warm damp soil , and hopefully the initial boiling water helps kill any weed seeds  ;)
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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 22:01 »
good thinking , I tend to make a v groove the pour some boiling water down the length of the drill wait for a few minuites the sow into the now warm damp soil , and hopefully the initial boiling water helps kill any weed seeds  ;)

that sounds really usefull --like it !! but not sure if i trust this brocken body with boiling water though  ???  but will give it a go on one of my good day,s  :D

cheers jay  8)
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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 09:59 »
Am I the only one who when dropping seeds in modules forgets where they're up to when reaching for another pinch of seeds?  ???

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 10:16 »
Nooooo ... definitely not  ::) ??? :D
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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 10:25 »
Am I the only one who when dropping seeds in modules forgets where they're up to when reaching for another pinch of seeds?  ???

never happens with me !!  --- oh the lies-- the lies  :D  :D :blush:

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 10:35 »
I Never forget.




Sometimes I don't remember

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 10:40 »
I can't remember... so I have a label ready to stick in the last module I have 'seeded'. When I have finished it goes at the end so I don't sow the whole thing twice  :lol:
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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 10:48 »
I can't remember... so I have a label ready to stick in the last module I have 'seeded'. When I have finished it goes at the end so I don't sow the whole thing twice  :lol:

what a great idea sunshineband !!! will do that today as raining cats and dogs here so staying in my lounge sowing seeds  :D

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 12:15 »
I can't remember... so I have a label ready to stick in the last module I have 'seeded'. When I have finished it goes at the end so I don't sow the whole thing twice  :lol:

That only works so long as you remember which direction you were sowing in ....  ::) :lol:

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 12:20 »
I can't remember... so I have a label ready to stick in the last module I have 'seeded'. When I have finished it goes at the end so I don't sow the whole thing twice  :lol:

Or not sow at all, so you end up watering an empty pot. (Not that I would ever do that, oh no....well not more than once!)  :lol: :lol:

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Re: A tip for new gardeners.
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 14:18 »
I can't remember... so I have a label ready to stick in the last module I have 'seeded'. When I have finished it goes at the end so I don't sow the whole thing twice  :lol:

pinch of seeds in right hand... rest of seeds in left hand.... label in between teeth?

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