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August 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Are my cabbage looking better?

I got my spring brassica's delivered, I thought I would compare the difference between a large seed companies and my own that I have sown myself.  I have never done this before, but…

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Added by Debi Williamson on August 31, 2013 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

Pure Gold!

Loving the Sungold tomatoes!

 

Added by Damo on August 31, 2013 at 7:43 — 3 Comments

Stonking Cabbage

The largest cabbage I've grown to-date

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Added by Damo on August 30, 2013 at 20:16 — 3 Comments

Starting again.......with some interesting finds and events, inc puppies!!!

It's been one of those years, moving twice didnt help.  But we are hopefully settled now though never did find our smallholding :( .  However we do have a long sloping back garden and a long front garden too.  When we came the back looked more like a jungle then anything else, some of the growth was as tall as me!  So the front is being dedicated to flowers and the like!  Along with the drive for cars, though hubby is banned from fixing…

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Added by Debi Williamson on August 29, 2013 at 20:40 — No Comments

Just a trickle of tomatoes

You would have thought that with nine tomato plants in the greenhouse and twelve outdoors that I would be inundated with tomatoes – not so.  This year has to be the worst I can remember for a tomato crop.  No huge trusses – just the odd tomato here and there, hardly any ripening just the odd one.  I have a feeling that by the end of the season I am going to be left with a helluva lot of green toms that I will have to bring indoors to ripen.…

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Added by elaine rickett on August 28, 2013 at 14:24 — 7 Comments

Out with the old, in with the new

En route
Monday of this week was a resolutely…
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Added by Lee James on August 27, 2013 at 22:55 — No Comments

Just a taster of what is to come

Here are the potatoes about 1 month ago.  Now we are digging them up, some of them are so big that 1 spud will fed 3 people.…

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Added by miriam abbott on August 26, 2013 at 9:04 — 2 Comments

Rejection

These guys didn't make the cut for tomorrow's show......

Added by Damo on August 25, 2013 at 12:57 — No Comments

Garlic soil use elsewhere

Hi, I am still fairly new at this, I have grown garlic/onions in the same area for the past 3 years, the large wooden box has fallen apart so need to make a new one, can i use this soil anywhere else (it is a very deep box and would like to split and make shorter next time), i have a vague recollection of someone saying that soil used to grow onions or garlics should not be used for anything else, any help much appreciated, thanks all.

Added by tina jones on August 24, 2013 at 19:46 — No Comments

Garlic soil use elsewhere

Hi, I am still fairly new at this, I have grown garlic/onions in the same area for the past 3 years, the large wooden box has fallen apart so need to make a new one, can i use this soil anywhere else (it is a very deep box and would like to split and make shorter next time), i have a vague recollection of someone saying that soil used to grow onions or garlics should not be used for anything else, any help much appreciated, thanks all.

Added by tina jones on August 24, 2013 at 19:46 — No Comments

Scab.........

Potatoes are covered in scab........why?

Added by Damo on August 24, 2013 at 9:19 — 3 Comments

Fruit drying cabinet

During a random search of the internet I found someone on this website asking about a fruit drying cabinet. (Can't find the contribution again!)

Another veg growers website rather like this one has a drying cabinet described exactly the same as one I built. Mine came from a book called 'Preserved'. It is basically a cabinet with shelves, 100 watt light bulb at the bottom, lots of holes top and bottom to allow air flow.

Warning - mine certainly doesn't work.

Put apple…

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Added by Christopher Holliland on August 23, 2013 at 19:07 — No Comments

brown marks on my potatoes

I have brown marks on my potatoes picked today, newish to all this, are they okay to eat, can I use the compost/soil again, any help would be gratefully received, thanks

Added by tina jones on August 20, 2013 at 17:33 — 3 Comments

Let's have a beanfeast . . .

As far as I’m concerned – this year has been an exceptional one for runner beans.  I only planted out ten plants; two each of five varieties.  The usual method of growing up canes was changed – I grew them straight up over a nylon net with cross-pieces as support.  This meant that the beans hung down rather than inwards on the usual sloping cane method, and it doesn’t take up as much space.  You know how difficult it is to find all the beans that are inside the wigwam or cross-cane…

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Added by elaine rickett on August 19, 2013 at 22:21 — No Comments

Fickle Fruit Trees

I have several fruit trees dotted around the garden and at the plot – some have plenty of fruit on them, some are completely fruitless – unlike last year when I didn’t have any fruit at all due to the late frosts.  The Bramley and James Grieve are loaded but three other apple trees are bare including my huge Golden Delicious tree – I can never fathom out why this happens.  continued

Added by elaine rickett on August 16, 2013 at 22:34 — No Comments

weather change

hi people as the weather changes how dose it make you feel. i don't deal with the winter to well i seem to miss the growing season and pray that spring will come quick. i want to no how you deal with it 

 

Added by john on August 13, 2013 at 17:59 — 1 Comment

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