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Tomato problem

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:11

most of my tom seedlings went very purple last year, as I held off on putting them outside until the very last because of the cold spring. As it was, they recovered incredibly quickly as soon as they were getting full sunlight outside and I don't think it really held them back at all. 

Garlic

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 13:23
This is actually the first year I've used fertiliser - Chempak. It's certainly had an impact on the green growth but not sure if it'll translate into bigger bulbs...

Garlic

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 10:41

The recent rain has perked my garlic up significantly. It was starting to look distinctly droopy with the yellowing you describe. Ok, my fault for not watering more but hopefully no harm done. I also put some onion fertilser around each plant and that, combined with the rain, has made a massive difference. Leaves look much greener, plants are more upright etc.

Beetroot problems...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 10:37

Hmm, ok, my web research suggests too much water can do exactly this to beetroot. Although they're in raised beds, it was a very wet weekend down here so I guess that's it. Doesn't sound fatal but I may just sow more seeds in modules as insurance..

Beetroot problems...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 09:31
I've generally found planting beets in modules works well. You can then separate the plants when planting out so avoids thinning which I always hate.

Ho hum. At least I've got time (and seeds) to try again...

Beetroot problems...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 08:36
I thought so. They'd been happily sitting in a cold frame the last few weeks, with the lid fully open for the last week so exposed to the outside world. This week has been cooler than last but still pretty mild for time of year - and like I said, I thought beets liked around 17/18 C.

Beetroot problems...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 08:11

Over the weekend, i took my beetroot (Boltardy) seedings from the coldframe and put them out into a raised bed. They'd done pretty well in the cold frame and each had 4/5 true leaves etc.

Anyway, five days on and they look distinctly unhappy and having been put out - even though it's been the kind of coolish (18 day max, 9 night min) and damp (sun and showers) weather I thought beets liked. Some of the leaves though have gone entirely purple - in some cases the whole plant is now purple! Never seen that before with beets - obviously you expect the veins to be purple, but not this.

Any thoughts?!

When is the last time to sow tomato seeds

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 07:34

Last few years I've sown end March indoors, ahead of them going in a mini unheated greenhouse and ultimately outside. This year, though, I've decided to hold off and just sowed them yesterday. I found last year especially that, with a late, cool spring, my seedlings had to spend a long time indoors and they just weren't getting the light they needed but even the greenhouse would have killed them with the cold nights. I'm hoping now that, by the time they germinate, and with longer days, they won't have to spend too long inside before I can put them into the greenhouse.

Garlic problems

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:17

I planted my garlic as usual in November. The mild winter has meant it's had lots of green growth from the start but, in recent weeks, some of the plants have been bending over as if they're pushing themselves out of the ground. I've basically been covering them back up with more earth and they seem happy enough but I'm a bit bemused as to what's happening. Any ideas?

Tomato Feed - Yes or No

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:45

Yeah, pretty much identical to my 2014 plan dovefromabove!

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