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  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 19 8:37 am   Subject: Exciting news
Thank you DPack and MR.

We do get delivery of manure that is free to all, on a first come first served basis of course. It's this that I've got going in my composters, along with home peelings a ...
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 19 10:58 am   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks for that MR.

DPack, my soil testing kit is on it's way but I was down digging at the weekend and my soil is very dark and compact but when I broke it down it was nice and crumbly. No clay ...
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 19 8:30 am   Subject: Exciting news
Thank you Gregotyn and DPack.

I got an allotment book for Christmas which I've been reading through. Hopefully some of the knowledge will eventually stick. I wish I was young again, I can remem ...
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 19 12:28 pm   Subject: Exciting news
give each patch a rub between your fingers. is it gritty, slimey, dusty, compacted into hard clumps etc.

I figure I don't do this whilst it's still quite wet?
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

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Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 19 8:47 am   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks for that MR.

DPack. I'll take some photos for you and I'll get my hands on a kit and report back.

As for growing this year I'm hoping to get in....

Broad beans.
Sprouts.
Carrots.
P ...
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 19 11:33 am   Subject: Exciting news
most imported charcoal has some additives to stabilise it physically for transport, to stop it burning during transport and then often something added to get the stuff to burn for use.

So not real ...
  Topic: Bacon chop anyone?
sgt.colon

Replies: 9
Views: 219
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 19 2:44 pm   Subject: Bacon chop anyone?
I thought I'd put this in the grow your own bit because it seemed fitting.

So, who would eat it?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47611026
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 19 11:55 am   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks for that Slim.
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 19 8:27 am   Subject: Exciting news
I don't think we have anyone like that around here MR. Could we use ash left over from the BBQ's we have over the summer?
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 19 1:43 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks DPack. I've got a big, blue barrel on my site just for creating a liquid fertiliser in. I'll crack on with this.
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 19 7:48 am   Subject: Exciting news
I'll have a look, thanks DPack.

Yes, plenty on nettles and we have some Comfrey growing in our front garden.
  Topic: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
sgt.colon

Replies: 10
Views: 310
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 19 7:45 am   Subject: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
We did one at school that was "oats and wheat and barley grow" but I can't remember any more than that.
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 1:00 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks DPack. You're a mine of information. Don't fancy moving to Cheshire do you?
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
sgt.colon

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 8:28 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
It's horrible when you get food stuck in your throat. Poor bird.
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 159
Views: 61784
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 8:27 am   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks guys.

I'd not even thought of feeding them until a guy down at the allotment said that in a couple of weeks I should start feeding my garlic.

What do you think is the best thing to fee ...
 
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