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we have been digging and putting up supports for beans and peas and cant wait to plant some more vegatables we made a cloch for our carrots but the wind destoyed it will they be alright left uncovered? also when is it the best time to start growing lettuce?


  • RE; Kelly lamb i wouldn't recommend leaving your carrots uncovered until the frost has definitely past, they're tough cookies but not that tough. Also the lettuce you can sow any time depending on the variety buy heat resistant lettuce for the summer and cold resistant ones to pick after the fall
  • I too picked my purple sprouting, however, I didn't actually serve myself any, as there seemed to be a lot of aphids coming off, no matter how many times I rinsed it in salty water!
  • I've been picking my purple sprouting for the past week, its my first year on the plot. Have had cabbage and now sprouting not had any probs with any aphids or slugs. Had a prob with pigeons earlier but netting solved that. Looking forward to lots more veg & fruit.
  • Can you point me to the 'Build a Compost Bin' instructions that came out on Episode 12 this year. There are at least 2 on the Website and I can't decide which it was?


    R James
  • We have been eating our purple sprouting for several weeks now. This year the crop has been very successful, large juicy sprouts full of flavour. Unlike Stacey we have been aphid free so far.
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