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Storing Potatoes & Onions Together

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 15:58

I store my potatoes in an unheated room in large paper sacks (if you buy potatoes on line they often come in massive sacks that are suitable).  I store onions in plastic mesh bags that bulbs come in - just open them carefully when new and you can usually re-use them.  Mine are years old and still going strong.  I hang them from nails in wall to keep circulation going.

Potatoes being eaten

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 10:45

What came into my garden last night and dug up quite a few of my main crop potatoes, leaving nibbled oval holes about 1- 2 cm across and 1 cm deep. I garden in the countryside next to a meadow.  No other veg seem to have been eaten this time although earlier in the year 3 or 4 beetroot were uprooted and similarly nibbled.  Obviously likes root vegetables.  Fences all seem to be intact. Any ideas?  I am thinking rats?  Not enough damage for badgers I don't think.

Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:05

I have a new veg patch, due to start it off this year, and it is still very squelchy.  It starts to drain, we have another massive rain shower and then it is full of water again.  This must be such a common problem at the moment, why is it not being addressed in weekly Gardeners World emails?  What do we do about sowing seeds?  Will be at least a month before we can get started.  What can and can't we start off in cells in the greenhouse?  Some good advice would be very welcome.  We are not used to such damp conditions in the East of England!

Too wet to plant fruit trees?

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 16:25

Thanks paull2.  Our garden is stony loam on a bed of London Clay.  As we are near East Anglia, we are normally too dry not too wet, but this winter has been exceptional.  Hopefully just a rare occurrence!

Too wet to plant fruit trees?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 09:10

Thanks for the replies and advice. This is a newly cultivated area of old pasture And we were surprised at how wet it is, but so much rain this autumn that whole garden is soaked. We have decided to have a ditch dug out on the lower side of the area which should help with drainage. 

Too wet to plant fruit trees?

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 22:28

Am I the only one who has received bare root fruit trees to plant in the post, but the ground is completely water-logged?  I have heeled them in a drier spot, but not sure how long I can leave them like this before they HAVE to be properly planted.  Everything I read says water-logged ground will drown the roots. I live in the driest part of the country, but we have never seen so much rain as this year! Any advice? 

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Potatoes being eaten

Lots of potatoes dug up by pest last night and nibbled 
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Waterlogged veg patch

Advice needed for unusually wet conditions 
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Too wet to plant fruit trees?

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