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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:42 am    Post subject: Aldi Monday Reply with quote

For those who may not receive details of Aldi's offers, there are several gardening items available on Monday (28th) including 25 litre bags of topsoil @ 2.99. This could be useful for mixing with compost to produce a 'meatier' medium for seeds or cuttings, but I'll use it when planting my parsnips. Using a method used by those entering shows, I create quite deep holes with my crowbar, insert a small quantity of fertiliser in each, back fill them with loose friable soil (this is where the bags will be useful) to within 1cm of the top, place 4 seeds in each and complete the back filling. The principle is that the plants have an easy stone free channel in which to grow - hence a good shape for showing - but, whilst I have to accept a few blank spots in a row (which I can re-seed) and some cases of multiple germination, the irksome need for thinning is avoided and weeding is much easier.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't buy plants from Aldi as I like to support local firms but they do have at the moment bags of Vermiculite and Perlite for 5.00, which are very difficult to get from garden centres around here.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
I don't buy plants from Aldi as I like to support local firms but they do have at the moment bags of Vermiculite and Perlite for 5.00, which are very difficult to get from garden centres around here.


Oh so Aldi have their uses sometimes then KS

Our Aldi on Friday had got small plants to be potted on which was tomatoes, peppers and aubergines
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