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  Topic: a VegTrug of sorts!
Digger Dan

Replies: 1
Views: 2100

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:46 pm   Subject: a VegTrug of sorts!
Wanting to get as much growing area as I can I had a small space between the rain harvesting tank and where the new greenhouse will be going that was calling out for some planter or container!

Als ...
  Topic: Tomato plants in Lidl self watering pots
Digger Dan

Replies: 1
Views: 3289

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 pm   Subject: Tomato plants in Lidl self watering pots
I picked up these Florabest 'self watering pots' from Lidl recently not sure what I was going to use them for but seemed a good price for a large pot! Although I think it is a bit of a misnomer to ...
  Topic: Best wood to use for a raised bed
Digger Dan

Replies: 6
Views: 4438

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:24 pm   Subject: Best wood to use for a raised bed
Yes it would be good to have the corner posts from larch too but used all my board up on the bed frame itself!
In my case I knew that I wouldn't be sinking the corners in soil as they are resting on ...
  Topic: Best wood to use for a raised bed
Digger Dan

Replies: 6
Views: 4438

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:52 pm   Subject: Best wood to use for a raised bed
Previously I had posted about raised beds I made from old 8' scaffolding planks. Two big beds 8' x 4' and 8" in depth placed on top of the 'native' soil, which was poorly draining and waterlogged ...
  Topic: 8 foot high Sugar Peas!!!
Digger Dan

Replies: 8
Views: 5190

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:34 pm   Subject: The last of the summer peas!
Just as a postscript the pea plants kept producing up to the first week in September! There is still one plant with a couple of pods!!

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  Topic: Potatoes under cover?
Digger Dan

Replies: 2
Views: 3948

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:08 pm   Subject: Potatoes under cover?
In the end I decided to stick with the traditional method and plant in open soil but I did try a couple couple of potato bags to compare yields.

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  Topic: 8 foot high Sugar Peas!!!
Digger Dan

Replies: 8
Views: 5190

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:06 pm   Subject: 8 foot high Sugar Peas!!!
Just to answer the couple of questions raised...

There is more than one plant here, I have about 12 in a 1.2m row. They were started off in the polyhut and transplanted out when ready.

I've bee ...
  Topic: 8 foot high Sugar Peas!!!
Digger Dan

Replies: 8
Views: 5190

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:14 pm   Subject: 8 foot high Sugar Peas!!!
I don't think this is any record but I'm amazed at how high the mangetout (sugar pea) plants are growing this year.

They are now reaching 8 foot and rising!'

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_A5FZNWEk9sM/T ...
  Topic: Advice needed re Tomatoes, and Strawberries
Digger Dan

Replies: 5
Views: 3899

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:16 pm   Subject: Advice needed re Tomatoes, and Strawberries
Jerrymc,

one thing I would say about strawberries from my experience is that you do need to get them clear of soil/ground. My strawberries (in a tunnel) started ripening mid May and I lost a few of ...
  Topic: Strawberries in a polytunnel, good or bad?
Digger Dan

Replies: 10
Views: 19191

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:34 am   Subject: Polytunnel works for strawberries!!
Earlier on I was wondering whether I should keep the strawberry plants out of the polytunnel and save the space for more needy crops. I decided to keep them in and I have been harvesting ripe strawber ...
  Topic: Are Grow Pots worth the money?
Digger Dan

Replies: 6
Views: 10009

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:26 am   Subject: Cleaned pots!
I decided to err on the side of caution!

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I don't know the risks of any paint residues being absorbed by th ...
  Topic: Are Grow Pots worth the money?
Digger Dan

Replies: 6
Views: 10009

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 3:49 pm   Subject: Are Grow Pots worth the money?
Katie,

fair point about the paint tins. A couple of the pots I used were for 'Fence King' paint which I used as perservative on timbers of veggie boxes. If I believe 'what it says on the tin' it i ...
  Topic: Are Grow Pots worth the money?
Digger Dan

Replies: 6
Views: 10009

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:04 am   Subject: Are Grow Pots worth the money?
I am wondering if Grow Pots are worth the money? They are used with grow bags to give extra growing room for tomatoes etc.

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  Topic: Strawberries in a polytunnel, good or bad?
Digger Dan

Replies: 10
Views: 19191

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:56 pm   Subject: Strawberries in a polytunnel, good or bad?
These strawberry planters look great, looks like you could get 10-12 plants in each?

One drawback I see from my current planting is that they are all the same variety. Which could mean a great crop ...
  Topic: Strawberries in a polytunnel, good or bad?
Digger Dan

Replies: 10
Views: 19191

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:22 pm   Subject: strawberries staying in!
I've decided to give the indoor strawberries another go!

I reckon that I should get crop a couple of weeks early and then I can move the plants outside and use the space for some other crops. To t ...
 
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