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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Just a little rant
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2019, 12:37:35 am »
Thanks for the nemaslug info cloddopper.  That's useful - our soil is starting to warm up now.  The grass is growing but until a few days ago we had very cold nights  I'll try it later in the season when the slugs get going outside (no problem in the tunnel).


I like your seed sowing advice too.  Another  :garden:  tip  :trophy: award  ;D
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Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: Just a little rant
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2019, 11:32:12 am »
I started growing parsnips about 5 years ago when I started a veg box scheme. Given their reputation for poor germination I have used primed and pelleted seed and sow quite late - late April usually. Sowing 3 seeds per station I have always got full rows of parsnips.
It may be worth trying primed pelleted seed which has had germination initiated for faster germination in the soil.

Alex_

  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Just a little rant
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2019, 09:24:37 am »
If you can spare the beer then beer traps work well for me on a small scale. i make the traps out of old bottles and when full i pour into the compost pile. I have tried wool pellets in the past with zero luck.

 

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