Peat is to be banned for home growers next year. Is it justified and does it make sense? From the evidence, I don’t believe it does.
Preparing for squash, runner beans poor, sweetcorn seedlings, gooseberry sawfly attacks jostaberries and strawberries ripen.
With a ban looming for peat based composts, home growers are increasingly trying out coir based composts. Many are hitting problems.
New potatoes arrive, delicious cauliflower, peas and brassicas. Climbing beans, grass much improved and watching the farmer fertilise fields.
Just some thoughts about buying in plants instead of growing from seed. Sometimes it makes more sense to buy in young plants.
It’s been an enjoyable, productive and busy week, both outside and in the potting shed, polytunnel and greenhouses.
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