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Digeroo

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Running out of space.
« on: June 22, 2017, 15:47:49 »
My plots always look so big at the beginning of the year, but now they are full to the brim.  So I am beginning to throw things out to make space.  The poppies are lovely but several went yesterday for some more beans.  I have 24 broccoli and loads of purple sprouting, and more beans.  And I keep buying things reduced at the garden centre.   And I have a tray of leeks.

Will have to start on the potatoes.  The overwinter onions are next to go.   So this is where I start with the shoe horn, and the paths start to disappear, and I have to remind myself of just how big the squashes are going to get. 

And the courgettes will have to grow up posts.

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Re: Running out of space.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 21:15:00 »
Me too. I need the space from my potatoes but have too many earlies to eat already! Are they best left in the ground until you need them or is it ok to dig them up and store them?
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johhnyco15

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Re: Running out of space.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 21:25:57 »
Me too. I need the space from my potatoes but have too many earlies to eat already! Are they best left in the ground until you need them or is it ok to dig them up and store them?
first earlies dont store that well and if you leave them in they could be prone to slug attack so id dig them up and eat them as quick as you can they should be ok for a month just place them in a hessian or paper sack then place them in a dry cool dark place hope this helps
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Tee Gee

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Re: Running out of space.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 21:27:24 »
i used to have problems like that,this is how got over it:

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Computers/Computers%20and%20Gardening.htm


Regarding your earlies   I see this as a double edge sword in so far as the best place to keep them is in the ground until needed but then you run the risk of them being attacked by slugs.

For the record I leave mine in the ground until needed!



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Re: Running out of space.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 21:27:24 »