Huntingdonshire District Council is holding a compost giveaway – On Tuesday 7 May, from 10am until 2pm, join the Environment Team in Riverside Car Park, Huntingdon, and on Thursday 9 May from 10am until 2pm find them in Riverside Car Park, St Neots.
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Free compost in Watford
Household Waste Recycling Centre site at Wiggenhall Road (WD18 0FB, next to the council’s Wiggenhall Depot) between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 8 May 2013, to pick some bags of high quality compost (two per household). This is made from the green waste we collect every fortnight via your kerbside recycling scheme.
Claim a free peas recipe book – something you might need if you’re growing peas this summer!
I’ve sown some peas in a cloche yesterday using a root trainer pot system. It’s a rack that holds 8 lots of these root holders. Each section holds 4 seeds. They’re open ended so use a tray underneath, fill with compost and plant seeds in. They are designed to offer plenty of root space. Once this lot of peas are up and running I’ll harden them off and get them in the ground. I will then reuse them to do sweet peas and once they’re done too I’m going to have a play with some lettuces in them!
I’ve sown Early onward, Oregan sugar snap, meteor and Kelvedon Wonder. Just 8 of each which I know won’t be enough but I will be sowing several rows in the ground too!
The rootrainers are available at Mr Fothergils.
Rootrainers – Deep (32 Cell) £8.99
Rootrainers provide the perfect start for all seeds, seedlings, plugs & cuttings, especially those that require deep root runs or are sensitive to root disturbance. Rootrainers encourage vigorous & strong root formation; roots grow straight, avoiding root balls and pot bound plants. The reusable, modular 32 cell planting system with holding tray and propagating lid allows plants to be spaced without repotting, with a hinged opening system allowing inspection of roots and removal of plants when planting out. 12cm (5in) deep and suitable for deep rooted plants like sweet peas and runner beans.
Read City Cottage free – it’s a free online magazine about self Sufficiency, keeping hens, bees, growing vegetables, fruit, cooking and making food. How to make bacon and sausages, how to bake bread and cheese. All these things in the city – You don’t need land to live the Good Life.
You can meet Paul at the Edible Garden show – Stoneleigh Park from March 15th-17th 2013. – Open 9:30am – 4:30pm daily.
Free garden compost is now available to all Swansea residents from the Tir John Community Recycling Site.
Free compost is available on a first come first served basis, and is subject to availability. Compost should be available throughout the summer.
Anyone wishing to make use of this service is advised to bring their own shovel and container.
And another technique here where you cut and fold up flaps like closing a box
Free plant pots!
FREE Kew Gardens entry (usually £16)
What: Free entry to Kew Gardens Get by: Before 99,000 go
How: From Mon 17 Dec 2012, book online at Kew Gardens for free entry between Sat 22 Dec 2012 and Fri 4 Jan 2013.
You can book up to 10 tickets per transaction and there are no booking or transaction fees. Just print your ticket at home and take it with you on the day you visit.
What do I get? Free entry to Kew Gardens between Sat 22 Dec 2012 and Fri 4 Jan 2013. Tickets usually cost £16 each, though children under 16 go free anyway.
The ticket includes access to all glasshouses, gardens and the David Nash at Kew exhibition and is valid every day. Check opening hours before you visit.
The detail: 9,000 free tickets available for each day the gardens are open, though you can book in advance for any date in the date range.
Download some free vegetable growing cards from Garden Organic (right click file save as)
Find out more on their site here:
Handy, quick-reference Growing Instruction Cards – all the information you need to start growing your own veg, fruit, herbs, edible flowers and green manures.
Download them FREE
How to use the cards PDF 243Kb
Glossary of growing terms PDF 2.2Mb
Full set of vegetable growing cards PDF 16Mb
A-Z of individual growing cards
FREE Day Friday tomorrow! Explore the four RHS Gardens for free, Fri 5 October.
Just seen this on twitter!
Free compost mushroom mulch - HURRAY!
But it’s in America! Ah well!
The mulch comes from a compost made at the farm. It includes straw from the stables at the Del Mar Race Track. Added to the straw is a recipe of items including peat moss, cotton seed meal and grape pumice.
Source: Free Mushroom Mulch Growing San Diego Fans | NBC San Diego