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is big good

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 21:06

A friend of ours had to take a carving knife to a corm of C. hederifolium to get it to fit into a 14 inch diameter plat pot.  Won him a lot of Firsts too1

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 14:04

Ditto!

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 10:40

Stuck in a time warp. Yesterdays messages only.

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 11:48

If there is new green growth then covering that up might lead to problems, so in Spring you do need to be more careful. Have to say though, that we just throw it one without trying to be careful.

Old rule from years back, was Mulch in Autumn to conserve heat and manure in Spring to warm the soil.

POTATO STORAGE

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:28

Better not to have washed them. Once they are thoroughly dry and they need to be dry then we store ours in hessian sacks in a cool, dark, frost free shed.

 

Scabby Potatoes

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:26

The holes are probably made by keeled slugs which are impossible to eradicate unless you really poison the soil. Anti-slug nematodes ight work, but no experience of them.

The scabbiness is caused by having to much lime in the soil, If you are in a naturally lime area then nothing much you can do except add lots of organic material. Grow naturally resistant to scab tubers.

Getting a bit late for planting much now, maybe spring cabbages?

 

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:20

As long as they have died down properly then yes the mulch may be put on so as to completely cover the plant.

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:12

Absolutely nothing. If the plants cannot survive even the harshest winter then we do not grow them. Best option is a really deep mulch of almost anything. At least that looks better than fleeece.

Harvesting Parsnips

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 16:17

And they increase the size of the root as the leaves die down. The leaves on ours often reach a metre in height.

PROPAGATION FROM SEED

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 15:29

Follow the advice given for sowing Alliums. It works for any bulb.

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