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Started by Natalia Lopes. Last reply by Natalia Lopes yesterday. 16 Replies

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

tomato puzzle: how to get a bunch of red tomotoes perfectly rippen on vine?

Started by Jade Hwang. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Monday. 7 Replies

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?

Poppies again rather different. Seed collection.

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Monday. 3 Replies

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

Poor quality compost

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Monday. 7 Replies

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

More work less play?

Started by Gareth Howell on Sunday. 0 Replies

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


Started by stephen heath. Last reply by Mark Willis on Friday. 4 Replies

hi how long do you leave potatoes in the ground after cutting off the haulms i have left mine now for seven days but skins have not toughened up yetContinue

Radishes and Hygiene

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jul 16. 2 Replies

 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

What to do with leftover Leek plants

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Colin Robinson Jul 13. 2 Replies

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

Baby cucumbers turning yellow

Started by April Jones. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies Jul 13. 9 Replies

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

Garlic rust

Started by Sue Gollop. Last reply by Sue Gollop Jul 12. 23 Replies

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

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Too late to plant more peas?

Posted by Sue Gollop on July 20, 2014 at 20:23 0 Comments

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

Allium Overdrive

Posted by Lee James on July 16, 2014 at 19:15 0 Comments

We must be either mad dogs or Englishmen, because it was sweltering in the midday sun on Saturday. Having been frolicking up in Northumberland (of which more in due course) during the first of two weeks off work, the weeds required…

carrot fly

Posted by stephen heath on July 13, 2014 at 18:40 9 Comments

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

Spotted: some teeny-weeny tomatoes

Posted by Life at 139a on July 10, 2014 at 11:08 0 Comments

My tomatoes are underway - the Supersweet 100 is the first to fruit with Rosada closely behind. Lots of flowers on my remaining tomato plants so hopefully I'll have lots of tomatoes towards the end of the summer.

In the greenhouse my Redskin peppers are going well, which is great as I don't usually have much success with peppers. There's also cucumbers and chillies in flowe, but no fruit yet.

Back in the raised beds the dwarf beans, lettuces and coriander is doing well but… Continue

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