Posts Tagged ‘Protection’

Budget Propagation and Protection.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender January 24, 2013 Posted Tags: , , , Comment 2 Comments

Dispite the weather, at this time of the year our thoughts turn to starting seeds. There are lots of fancy kit available for early propagation and plant growing, but this kit doesnt come cheap. If you want to start some seeds early and grow on your seedlings without breaking the bank, I have a few Idea's for you. Plastic Bags. If your like me I always have a range of clear plastic bags stuffed in a drawer in the kitchen. Plastic bags come in all sizes, and can be new or second hand. They are so useful for the budget gardener. A clear bag can be used to protect a single plant like a seedling or a chilli plant that is been overwintered. Just place the pot in a bag and zip up or tie the top. For chillies, I either leave the top open, or place another bag loosely over the top. Plastic b

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Bank Holiday Madness.

I called in at my local garden nursery today, I was wanting some of that  black weed fabric to cover a weedy patch. As I walked through the doors, everywhere were bedding plants, hanging baskets and trays and pots of vegetables. There were thousands of them, and it struck me, Bank Holiday Madness! People will be flocking in droves to Garden Centres, DIY Stores and Garden Nurseries this Bank Holiday weekend, spending lots of money on 'tender' plants and vegetables. Folks will be attracted by exotic colours of lovely bedding plants, and the thoughts of 'growing your own' will tempt many to purchase tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies with very little thought to the plants needs beyond pots and compost. While this is of course is great and wonderful, I wish more information wa

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