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Andrew Kenneth

Latest posts by Andrew Kenneth

Runner Beans

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:46

Hi All,

Turned over a small area of land today where I had last years runner beans. Up came with a spade full of earth this:

 I didn't know they had such large roots.

My question is, if I had left it in the soil would a new healthy crop yielding vine have emerged.

Or have I done the right thing in digging them up. As I was led to believe it's not good practice to grow the same crops in the same place year after year?

Garlic Planting

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:39

Hi All,

I sowed some garlic cloves in Dec 2013 in toilet rolls just to get them started as the ground where I am  was saturated then. Now in March and still too wet to plant them out (I think) and the roots are now popping out of the rolls.

What shall I do?


Garlic planting

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 17:21

I didn't know you could plant Super Market Cloves (Thought they had been treated so they wouldn't produce)


I'm going to have a go the same 1/2 Supermarket 1/2 shop

Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:15
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

It looks fab.... Do you get trick or treaters coming to your boat?

No we don't as the marina where we are is quite a distance from the nearest town and most kids are lazy

Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:13
Fairygirl wrote (see)

What's a cratch Andrew?

It's the front end of a narrowboat (bow).

The photos show the cratch area with/without a canopy. I grew tomatos 2 years ago before I got myself an allotment


Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:00
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Andrew no I'm not an artist can't draw for toffee my hubby is an engineer and draws some although he does look on the internet for inspiration!!

I did it the other way around. Make first then, look on net blast!

Nose is too big. OK I'm being too fussy after all it's only a pumpkin lol

Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:55

I live on a narrowboat.

It's actually perched ontop of the coal bunker in the cratch of the boat. As I write this I feel as though I am being watched through the doors!

Seems to look better as it gets darker!


Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:35
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Pumpkin carvings.... Show us yours in talk back don't know how to link a thread but it's on the latest post page

Just found it Stacey. wish I had seen it before I posted mine.


Are you an artist by any chance?

Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:27
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Just posted my thread for you to take a look at my efforts from last year! Carving for this year starts tomorrow.....

Where is your thread ?

Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:12

Had to do mine early as I'm going away.


Discussions started by Andrew Kenneth

Sturon or Piroska

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Identifying Seeds (Help Needed)

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 22:05

Victorian Plum Trees

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Last Post: 11/04/2014 at 20:06

Hedge Trimmer Plug Needed

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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 19:45

Kill Grass and Weeds

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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 17:56

Very Late Spuds Indeed!

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 21:54

Runner Beans

Last years Roots 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 12:13

Garlic Planting

Roots Exposed 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 19:24

Halloween Pumpkin

First Attempt 
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Last Post: 28/10/2013 at 19:33

Tom/Tato Plants

What do you all think? 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 21:27

Potato Scab

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Last Post: 24/09/2013 at 19:00


Not sure when to harvest.... 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 19:37


Do They Keep? 
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Last Post: 24/08/2013 at 21:21


Amongst My Potatos 
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Growing from stone 
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