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New veg/fruit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Willis Sep 13, 2016. 10 Replies

What new veg/fruiy/type have you grown this year? Would you reccomend them?Let me start, on my never grown before list;1 Blue danube potatoes - brilliant color and great for roasting2 Patty pan -…Continue

Raspberry Plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gareth Howell May 20, 2016. 11 Replies

Hello folks, I need some guidance on what to do. I ordered 3 raspberry polka canes online from T&M and when I received them they looked a bit lifeless but assumed all will be well once they go in…Continue

Blueberry plants.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Willis Feb 26, 2016. 8 Replies

Hi all, just bought myself some blueberry plants. Not wanting to spend £10 per plant I picked up three for £2 each from Tescos. They are a Patriot variety. Anyone have any tips on growing them? Do…Continue

Westlands grow sure farmyard manure.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies Mar 5, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi all,I mixed in gro sure farmyard manure in my vegetable beds in January. Would it be safe to plant seedling/seeds now in the beds? The bag doesnt state if is rotted manure or if there should be a…Continue

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Mark Willis replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"Yes, I think it has been a pretty poor year for beans. I'm hoping that we may get some rain and cooler weather in the next few weeks - before the frost comes - which might prompt them to have another try."
Sep 13, 2016
Natalia Lopes replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"Mark, do you think the beans this year arent that great? Mine got attacked with blackfly and pretty much dessimated the plant. I do love lemongrass tea yum. I may need to get a plant too."
Sep 13, 2016
Natalia Lopes replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"Update on the aubergine plants, after putting them outdoors (previously kept in my conservatory) they are all laden with fruit...at least three on each! Indoors 3plants produced just one fruit. Same with the chillies and peppers the ones outside…"
Sep 13, 2016
Mark Willis replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"New to me this year are Cucamelons and Lemongrass. I'm not very keen on the Cucamelons. I prefer the conventional cucumbers. Haven't tried the Lemongrass yet, because it is still quite small. I have also grown a new variety of Runner Bean…"
Sep 3, 2016
Natalia Lopes replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"They look beautiful. Thanks Jade."
Aug 31, 2016
Jade Hwang replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"cape gooseberry is sweet with a touch of sharpness.  You could buy a package of fruits from supermarket to taste first.  Its orange fruit with papery casing is attractive to decorate cakes."
Aug 31, 2016
Natalia Lopes replied to Colin Robinson's discussion super tom
"Wow thats amazing! How did it taste?"
Aug 31, 2016
Natalia Lopes replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"Hmmm may have to make space for a cape gooseberry then...ive never tasted them are they sweet or tart? Will have to try them soon. Colin - I love toms and have grown about 10 different types this year, tumbling tom and rosella are definitely good…"
Aug 31, 2016
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Aug 28, 2016
Duncan Seth-Smith replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"I have grown these for a couple of years. I now have them sprouting everywhere the birds have dropped seeds. I had two come up in amongst my tomatoes. Our grandchildren love them."
Aug 26, 2016
Colin Robinson replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"No new veg this year apart from Casablanca potatoes which are excellent. I do try to grow several new tomato varieties and this year's Cherokee Purple and Pineapple have proved a big success. Still awaiting the verdict on Pink Brandywine which…"
Aug 26, 2016
Jade Hwang replied to Natalia Lopes's discussion New veg/fruit
"I would recommend cape gooseberry.  I've got 12 growing, some in greenhouse, most outside.  I like them for their velvet forage, pretty flowers and the fruits are very good to eat too."
Aug 26, 2016
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New veg/fruit

What new veg/fruiy/type have you grown this year? Would you reccomend them?Let me start, on my never grown before list;1 Blue danube potatoes - brilliant color and great for roasting2 Patty pan - high yield ok taste (maybe I need to pick them smaller?)3 Padro/poblano peppers - not tasted yet but a good yeild on some plants.4 Aubergine - finally after 3years of trying one of three plants have produced one and ive just spotted another small one. They are kept in the consevatory so maybe I needed…See More
Aug 26, 2016
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Jul 3, 2016
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May 27, 2016
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Salad in a box

Surprising how much you can grow in limited space. Lettuce, Pak Choi, cut and come again Italian salad leaves and radish in a crate.
May 26, 2016

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At 19:17 on March 5, 2015, Mark Willis said…

Hi Natalia; I'm glad to see that you have joined the Chilli-lovers Group. Have you got any photos of the chillis / peppers you are growing this year?

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