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Very Late Spuds Indeed!

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:43

Turning the ground today and I unearthed 2 lovely big potatoes which were planted out last April. Absolutely perfect condition. With all the rain and sodden ground it's amazing how they have survived.

They will go very nicely with the dinner tomorrow evening






Runner Beans

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:39

Many thanks.

Runner Beans

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:10

Instead of pots could they be placed in the soil in another spot?

Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:03

I'm trying

Latah Very Early Red Tomato & Urbikany Tall Bush Tomato.

You can read about them here. Supposed to be very good in colds climates.

Garlic Planting

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:52

I'm near Preston, Lancashire.

As the roots have now gone to the depth of the tube do I still bury the whole tube into the soil leaving the tip on the surface?

Maybe put some compost underneath for drainage?


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


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Very Late Spuds Indeed!

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Runner Beans

Last years Roots 
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Garlic Planting

Roots Exposed 
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Halloween Pumpkin

First Attempt 
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Tom/Tato Plants

What do you all think? 
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