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How Does Your Garden Grow

Many people are wanting to plant fruit and vegetables for the first time and would really benefit from any first hand knowledge from the experienced gardeners among our community.


It would be great to have any tips on preparing soil, ideas on what grows well in pots or containers, what will grow just as well with or without a greenhouse, when to plant out, when to harvest...I could go on and I'm sure there are plenty of questions many of you would like to ask!


Feel free to post any questions or advice whether you are a novice or an old hand and hopefully we'll all get to learn something new!


Created By on 15/04/2020

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Mabel06
11th May 2020 09:44:38
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Any tips on how to get rid of ground elder? Apart from just digging it up of course. I've got lots and lots of it growing at the base of a fence and I'm finding it tricky to dig up.
Response from Wilf made on 11th May 2020 10:00:56
We have been stricken with it for years. The only way to get rid of it totally is to laboriously dig every tiny bit out or it keeps coming back. Spraying with weed killer on the leaves just does not seem to work.
Response from Mabel06 made on 11th May 2020 13:10:43 > @Wilf
Thank you for your kind response Wilf. Unfortunately it sounds like I'll just have to keep digging! Ah well, it'll give me something to do I suppose...
Response from Lionel made on 11th May 2020 13:27:34 > @Wilf
That's my experience too. The roots are like tangled spaghetti.

The only success I've seen with Weedkiller was using it neat on a cluster of ground elder which grew around a highly favoured rose bush. Bit expensive though.
Colake
30th Jul 2021 19:30:15 (Last activity: 30th Jul 2021 23:43:22)
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Tips for keeping seedlings growing after
germination.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 30th Jul 2021 23:43:22
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MollyUK
18th Apr 2020 14:20:40
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Peppers can be a but dicey in this country, depending on the variety, and I wouldn't recommend them as a beginner's crop. You can grow almost anything in a pot, provided the pot is big enough and you have good compost (and frequent watering in hot weather). Indoors, I'd recommend basil, dwarf tomatoes or chillies (which, surprisingly, can go like the clappers once they decide they like you). If you know the variety of pepper seeds you have, you could try Googling "how to grow...". I've been gardening for 50 years and constantly look for online help (don't forget to include your area in the search). Happy trial & erroring!
Mabel06
16th Apr 2020 09:16:01 (Last activity: 17th Apr 2020 07:08:32)
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A neighbour has given me some sweet pepper seeds which I would like to try and grow. I don't have a greenhouse so wondered if they would grow successfully outside? I would appreciate any tips from anyone who has grown them before.
Response from islandPat made on 16th Apr 2020 10:21:13
Never grown them myself in UK but found this

https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/vegetable/pepper-sweet.php
Response from Mabel06 made on 16th Apr 2020 19:54:50 > @islandPat
Thank you islandPat - I will definitely give them a go
Response from Starofdavid made on 17th Apr 2020 00:01:13 > @islandPat
Best to start them indoors unless you’re outside where it’s really warm. They are the prettiest plans !
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 17th Apr 2020 06:39:22 > @Starofdavid
Hi Starofdavid,

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Response from Mabel06 made on 17th Apr 2020 07:08:32 > @Starofdavid
Thank you Starofdavid, I think I'll follow your advice and start them off on a window sill.
Starofdavid
16th Apr 2020 23:59:56
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Thank you Melina, for this forum!

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