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Garlic

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 13:07
Ok thanks all. Last time I grew garlic was 09/10 when we had a v snowy December so I don't remember any growth till much later.

Garlic

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 10:11
I planted garlic in November. With the mild weather in SE England, though, green scapes have appeared already - I wasn't expecting that for at least another month or so. Feb often tends to be the coldest month down here so will I need to cover them if frosts return?

Growing garlic

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:20

I want to grow some garlic this year. I've recently cleared out my veg garden, got rid of the various veggies I'd had growing, and have dug the soil over. But, could someone please give me some tips on how best to prepare the soil for planting garlic and anything else I need to know?

I'd also like recommendations on which varieties to try...

thank you!

 

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 15:32

Basically, I should bite the bullet and bring them in I suspect... the house will be 20C+ most of the time...

Deformed beans

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 13:12

Just in last few weeks, I've had lots of black fly on my french and runner beans. Might be coincidence but this has been when the beans started to go funny shapes too...

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 12:57

Can i just check on whether toms will ripen quicker indoors or outdoors at this time of year? more out of laziness, i've still got my plants out in pots in the garden. Have had a fair few, although the black russians only just starting to go (brown!) now.

Completely understand they're ripenened by the warmth... but... my youngest occasionally (and annoyingly) grabs a green one, which I then bring inside. Yet the ones inside seem to be ripening more slowly than the ones still on the plants?? Maybe just coincidence and our child has a habit of grabbing the least ripe ones?

Should say, am in SE England and on average temps are about 17C by day, 8C by night.

 

 

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:53

right, yes you were saying about any new growth not having time to mature by this time of year...

 

 

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:47

ok, thanks. will have a closer inspection tonight and see how close to death i think the plants are! i guess the sun we're now having may give them a new lease of life.

i wish the super sweet 100s would hurry up and ripen. lots of them, very light green...

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:20

right, thanks. i'm half wondering whether to bin the romas and just leave the fruit outside to ripen? the plants are now something of a mess. i'd just about kept them going after a bout of fungus but then was away for a week and didn't arrange for anyway to do the watering - although was some rain - and they're pretty gnarled now.

 

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 08:34
Next year, I'm definitely coming on to this forum before I start growing...

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