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by Alwaysautumn
Thu May 28, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Looks like we're going to be having alot of Chilli !
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Looks like we're going to be having alot of Chilli !

:D I know I'm very excited about seedlings but that is cool.

I did the same thing with my chillies but I paid for the seeds. Next time I won't bother. You can just pre-chop them and throw them in the freezer anyway.
by Alwaysautumn
Thu May 28, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Lovely Lacewings
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Lovely Lacewings

We've ordered some lacewing larvae to help deal with our greenfly population. Is there anything we can do to help them stick around once they have grown up? We haven't got much space but I'd like to do as much as I can to encourage them.
by Alwaysautumn
Sun May 24, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Greenfly Dye
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: Greenfly Dye

They’ve got me! I spent most of the morning finding them on one plant after another. I though I’d got hem all and then millions of the little buggers crawling all over my strawberries. I used a combination of pulling them off, spraying with washing up liquid, squishing them (not very vegetarian) and...
by Alwaysautumn
Sat May 16, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: carrot seed saving - anyone had success saving the seed
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: carrot seed saving

I haven't tried it because I keep hearing not to bother. Apparently carrot seeds don’t keep longer than a year. I put all my spares on Freecycle.

Edit: how daft am I, I read wrong. Thought you ment saving seeds not seed saving. Oh dear, don't mind me.
by Alwaysautumn
Fri May 15, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Grow your own drugs by James Wong
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Grow your own drugs by James Wong

I think the book seems more comprehensive than the programme. I keep going through the useful plants list for extra tips. I haven’t made anything big from it yet but we’ve been following the advice for growing and using peppermint oil for headaches.
by Alwaysautumn
Thu May 14, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Starting window sill garden- questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Starting window sill garden- questions

Currently living on my south west facing windowsill are parsley, chives, basil, thyme, coriander, mint, dill and tomatoes. I’ve grown them all from seed and while it has taken longer it was cheaper. I made my sowings in January and I’m only now getting a crop. That is with the exception of coriander...
by Alwaysautumn
Thu May 14, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: free seeds
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: free seeds

I got mine last week but my boyfriends Dad is still waiting for his. They sent him an email saying they had to order more and would send them out as soon as. Tell you the truth they came a bit too late for me. I have all the tomato plants I could possibly need this year. One is already got fruit and...
by Alwaysautumn
Thu May 14, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from sunny Devon
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Hello from sunny Devon

Hi all! My name is Clare, I live in Torquay with my other half but up until last year I lived in Manchester. I’m currently unemployed and not really finding it fun. Before that I was a maid and I didn’t really find that fun either. Always been interested in all things green but decided to make a pro...