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i have too many carrots this year i want to clear the ground in a couple of weeks or i would leave them in i have some paper sacks will they store in these i dont want to start boxes with sand etc no space thanks Continue
I have what appear to be millipedes in my veg plot which is basically a raised bed in a fabricated box, 6' x 3'.They are of various sizes, the smallest being white in colour and larger ones a brown colour. The largest ones are still only 1 or 2cm in…Continue
I've got about 60-70lbs of grapes all nearly ripe. The blackbirds like them so much that they ignore me at the front of the vine whilst they peck away at the back. There are plenty for me and for them. I'm very pleased to have the red wine grapes…Continue
I grew Lollo Rosso and little gem lettuce, the slugs left the red Lollo alone. I grew ball and pointed cabbage , they were not keen on the pointed type, yet munched away heartily on the round ones. And the birds did not touch my golden raspberries…Continue
Hi all don't know if 1 am in right place or that I amallowed to do this or not,If not I appologise now. We have about 6 empty plots on our site Hucker Rd Pleck Walsall WestIf any one interested get in touch or come on down Continue
I planted about 20 tomato plants but only this one has produced Tomatoes. I feel tempted to pick them now but maybe not ? What would you do ? Is it worth leaving them on the plant any longer ?…Continue
I went today to buy some "generic British" veg seeds to send to a friend in the USA, things like cabbages, beetroot, parsnips, herbs etc. I found some excellent-value seed packs at Wilkinsons. They were priced at 60p and 80p, but when I went to the…Continue
I was delighted to discover that the grapes I bought frpom a specialist supplier was exactly what they said it was, a grape to produce red wine.However, the growing of them is not easy. Is it a good principle to "thin" the grapes on the cluster to…Continue
This year I used a legume enhancer on my bean seed [rhizobium] it increases the bacteria that form the Nitrogen fixing nodules on the roots of legumes. The leaves stayed a nice green large and healthy some plants still have flowers setting. One plant that I had kept for seed I dug up after removing the seed pods…Continue
read more ...When we are away from home taking a break at the coast – I think about the garden – will my neighbour keep everything well watered – will I have huge marrow like courgettes to come back to – will all my new seedlings have withered in my absence.
I needn’t have worried. I harvested as much as I could before we went away – told my neighbour to…Continue