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Tee Gee
January 24, 2021, 23:20:17 by Tee Gee
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Just going to bed 11.15pm and I had a look at my cold greenhouse temperature via the monitor I have in the kitchen and it was reading 24* F  my heated greenhouse is reading 42*F, so as I said " a cold one tonight"
January 24, 2021, 20:46:37 by davholla | Views: 93 | Comments: 0

I have read that spider plants reduce humidity, has anyone else found this to be true or not?  Or is it true for any other plants.
George the Pigman
January 24, 2021, 19:27:46 by George the Pigman
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Well I have always been a fairly conventional allotmenteer - certainly as regards plot management. I have a standard sized plot with rather clayey soil and usually plant and sow things across it in rows. I have done this for nearly 30 years whilst most allotments on site have gradually moved to raised beds.The only raised bed I have is one I set up for blueberries so I could try and keep the soil on the acidic side.
Now, as age takes its toll, and digging gets harder I have decided to bite the bullet and to move to raised beds to make things a bit easier. I also can see the advantage of being easily able to erect netting and fleece on the beds where necessary.
But where to start! Should I set up raised beds for all my veg? Surely not for potatoes??
Should I have a mixed plot with raised beds and rows?
Normally I rotate the plot every year. How does rotation work with raised beds -particularly if I have a mixed rows/raised beds plot.
Anyone any advice or opinions?
January 23, 2021, 21:20:52 by Digeroo
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I do like jiffy plugs.  I bought 100 but that does not seem to be that many.  They are expensive.  But I think they will make potting on much easier. 
What do people think? 
I cannot decide whether to splash out get 1000. They can come out of my petrol budget.  I am just not going anywhere.  Asda are delivering for £6 a month.  They are much cheaper pro rata and would probably last me a couple of  years.  I cannot decide.


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