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wannabesmallholder

  • Joined Jan 2017
Would you start again?
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:35:11 pm »
So....
The sheep got into my veg patch yesterday. Don't ask how.

Actually, got away with surprisingly little damage, but what they have done is had a wonderful time dancing in my two large raised beds that I had lovingly down with neat rows of root veg at the weekend.

What do I do? I imagine the seeds are all over the place.

Scrape off the top layer and re-sow? I have enough seeds, but have run out of homemade compost so will have to buy some and budget is tight.

I wondered if I should just leave them and see what comes up, but is that likely to be a disaster? I expect so...
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hexhammeasure

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Re: Would you start again?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 09:31:45 pm »
sow some in a seed tray now and transplant in any gaps that become apparent. if you sow under heat they will germinate slightly faster than the outside ones
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Would you start again?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 06:01:12 am »
Resow into marked rows then weed out the inappropriate stuff as it comes up.

Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: Would you start again?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 05:28:24 pm »
I'd just rake it over - no mew compost and then sow again, weed put anything tjat comes up outside your rows

 

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