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Hi, Do onions grow above or below the soil? I planted Sturon sets in March and the green foliage is growing well but the bulb does not show above the ground. I ask because ive seen photos of the onions growing on top of the soil. Will I have onions…Continue
My cherry tomatoes are ripening. A red one here and a red one there on different plants. They are however not rippening as a whole bunch, is there a trick to get them to?
The poppy seeds I bought for pleasure in the winter did so wellso far that I should like to be accurate in collecting the seed, which would have market value if done to my own knowledge accurately.I've photographed them so i know which color was…Continue
I'm getting more and more concerned by the continual poor quality of commercial compost - even from the "Big Name" companies. The stuff is rubbish - full of bits of wood, plastic, nails etc. It has very few nutrients and poor water-retention…Continue
I very nearly got elocution lessons 3 weeks ago when my "Flymo" gave me the worst shock i have ever had. My brain shook in my skull; my heart stood still for a moment or two, hopefully no damage done, and the current went up and down the pin in my…Continue
If radishes grew like Tony's Onions grow (and mine now) I would be far happier.The ones I've had from the shops are all splendidly clean and plump. How dya get 'em like that, now I know the secrets of onions.?Continue
The other day when I planted my Leeks I had several seedlings left over. I couldn't bear to throw them away, so I just planted them in a couple of 9" plastic pots. They are now doing really well (better than the main crop!). I plan to use them in…Continue
I have two cucumber plants in the greenhouse. One is in a quadgrow and gets all the water/feed it requires on demand. The one in a large pot I water and feed regularly. Both have about 5 or so ripe cucumbers which I have left on the plants until…Continue
Almost overnight my huge garlic crop has developed rust. They are swelling nicely but I was hoping for a couple more weeks before harvesting. Is it safe to wait or even useful to wait? Will the rust damage the crop? Been growing garlic for 5…Continue
I am on the East Coast-is it too late to get another couple of rows of peas in? If so what sort? It has been a great year here for peas and it is so unusually warm. My granddaughters eat my peas as fast as I pick them. One day I might even get round to cooking some
this is the second year of beating the dreaded fly by sowing autumn king at the beginning of june instead of march /may i was given this tip from a chap when we got talking about veg growing and i mentioned that for a few years my carrots were ruined i tried shielding them with high sides mixed spring onions marigolds but with not much success however last year and this i seem to be doing ok fingers crossed