Testing, Testing9th November 2010 • In The Greenhouse • Stephanie Donaldson
The latest issue of Gardening Which includes trials carried out re-using growbags and potting compost. These achieved surprisingly good results provided there were no vine weevils present and the compost was given a boost with a slow release fertiliser, so I decided to follow their example. I added a smidgen of fish, blood and bone to growbags (previously home to tomatoes) and I’ve planted them up with rainbow chard, spinach and Russian kale. I will watch with interest. My other experiment involved the length of gutter which I clip on to the eye level greenhouse shelf . I use this in spring to germinate early peas out of reach of marauding mice. I had some surplus winter salad plants and, rather than composting them, I’ve planted them in the gutter and so far they seem to be doing rather well.