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Moth Alert - watch your cabbages

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 17:02

Anyone had their crops devastated by these moths? I saw a couple of them in June but have protected all of my brassicas apart from swede and kohl rabi with frames covered with scaffold netting and haven't had any devastation from caterpillars at all.

Green manure

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 22:52

Best time to grow them should miss pea moth.

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:22

The crop is over when you have picked all of the spikes fresh ones won't replace them, if you want a crop for this time of year I always grow dwarf green curled kale, as you pick the fresh new leaves over winter new ones will replace them to give a long harvest.

Green manure

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 19:40

They say two or three weeks before sowing seeds but whether that includes seed peas I don't know.

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:13

I always found that they weren't ready to eat until March that's why I don't grow them anymore, they were delicious but took up the ground for such a long time. I grew calabrese last year and due to the cool conditions had a super crop during july august but neglected to protect them from the cabbage whites which got into the heads and put my wife off of them when she found a caterpillar on her plate, this year I intend to get some debris netting to cover them with.

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 16:13

Wait utill they have two true leaves and pot them on plant them out when they are about four inches high.

North facing back garden

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 22:41

My garden is on the north side of the house and has hardly any sun from mid November until mid February because he sun is so low in the sky and my house casts a shadow but from now on it gets sun at the bottom nearly all day because the fence at the bottom of the garden faces south, I don't grow fruit up the fence but I'm sure that it would be a suitable position to do so.

LED Plant Grow Light Bulb

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 18:17

Thanks for the reply.

LED Plant Grow Light Bulb

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 11:45

MrsDeapSleap did the lamp take long to come from asia? The price looks too good to be true but I am tempted to take a chance an send for one, thanks.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 15:08

Pity but it seems that there are plenty more Aliona Vilani's about, as for a dance competition goes I know nothing about the intricacies of the foxtrot or the Argentinean tango but even an expert sitting at home would struggle to give a score when the camera is spinning around the dancers, and the smoke machine obscuring their feet etc. As a show I love it though, we voted for Kelly and Georgia in the final and never voted for Jay since the first few weeks of the show.

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