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by safronsue
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: red coating on some seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 3468

red coating on some seeds

Hi, the red coating on some seeds, fungicide apparently; is it said to have an impact on fauna?
Just getting my toms going and the seeds are all pink. Do organic tom seeds also have this treatment?
by safronsue
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Loquats
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Loquats

Got loads this year. Anyone got any preserving ideas for them?
by safronsue
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: aerobically activated compost tea
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: aerobically activated compost tea

So do bad bacteria always smell bad? Do you think your brew is the same or similar to aact's? What an interesting airing cupboard you have :icon_smile:
by safronsue
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: aerobically activated compost tea
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: aerobically activated compost tea

...oops, I edited my original post title but of course the others say the wrong thing still.. Think I'll just retreat to my garden and turn my compost heap or something.
by safronsue
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: aerobically activated compost tea
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: aerobically activated compost tea

Pumpkinpie, that's interesting. I'm wondering how it keeps sweet with good bacteria without going off with bad bacteria multiplying. Obv it's working, just trying to understand all this biology!
by safronsue
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: aerobically activated compost tea
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: Anaerobically activated compost tea

Yes! Silly me. Title should read aerobic. Sorry!
by safronsue
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: aerobically activated compost tea
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: Anaerobically activated compost tea

I think the main trouble with anaerobic tea is it's a fine line between sweet stuff and E. coli soup! I'm going to try to make some aact with just stirring the oxygen in with a big stick as I don't have a pump. Below link is informative but there're many YouTube vids as well. It appeals to me as a f...
by safronsue
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: How far can a dog walk?
Replies: 16
Views: 10042

Re: How far can a dog walk?

Yes, that's bonkers. I wouldn't swap you! :)
by safronsue
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: aerobically activated compost tea
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

aerobically activated compost tea

I've been reading up about this and it's fascinating and totally doable. Has anyone on here had a go? What results did you get?
by safronsue
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker

Hello, gosh how remiss of me not to have replied! I was back uk for a bit and phoned and got quotes. You can about double the cost of just tunnel skeleton for the postage so about 500 plus another 500 quid. Silly money. We'll be having fun and games with pipes etc come the autumn. So looking forward...
by safronsue
Sun May 04, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hotbeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Hotbeds

I just love the idea but the physical work of getting my horses fresh stuff to where i want to grow defeats me.
I imagine it could work wonders where you are up there! Good luck and I'd be interested to hear how you get on :wave:
by safronsue
Sun May 04, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker

Right, I'm being too ambitious with the size. 3 m would be ok though??? and we have a great location with a massive conifer wind break on the north side. Appreciate your comments everyone. I would really be disappointed if the tunnel didn't last a few years! I understand it's worth getting the best ...
by safronsue
Thu May 01, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker

Halooo, dimensions will be 7m by 4m by 2m high. Using benders sounds idealistic . Don't understand the sheets, how do they add up to a complete tunnel? We are pretty rubbish diy'ers but not daft. Low tech instructions like http://paulsallotmentblog.blogspot.gr/2012/04/build-your-own-polly-tunnel.htm...
by safronsue
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Search the entire forum ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

Re: Search the entire forum ?

Good idea!
by safronsue
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Top tips for the diy polytunnel maker

There's lots of advice on the net but I would welcome more from people on here. Anything really , from good sources to personal experiences and pics. They re not widely used here in Northern Greece but I'm hoping to really extend the growing season and have something to eat all year from the garden....