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Garlic

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 07:54

mine went in at the start of november... I guess I was hoping they'd be ready some time in June as I'd quite like the raised bed they're taking up for other crops!

artjak, how swollen were those bulbs you dug up, out of interest?

 

Garlic

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:38

Any tips for looking after garlic in its final weeks? I know you shouldn't overwater in case the bulbs rot but presumably they also need water to swell? how often are garlic growers watering them?

also, when do people find you can typically harvest? Mine are still pretty green, although lower leaves are def yellowing and going brown. A few have flopped but I think my youngest son is to blame there...

the elephant garlic (leeks!) have just grown scapes which I snipped off. Does that mean they're not too far off..?

Poorly tomatoe plant leaves

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:02

In the first photo, are the leaves on that plant quite thin and 'papery'? My plants got like that on the lower branches because of being kept inside for a bit too long (they weren't getting enough light but because of the cold at the time I didn't want to plant them out.)

With advice from italophile - as usual - I buried them deep into their final 25 litre pots, cutting off the lower branches. I did leave a few of the thin papery leaved branches as I didn't want to take off too much growth and they're still there now the plants are outside but they do in parts look like your first photo - the wind has whipped through the leaves and worn them down. 

I'm not worried as all of the new growth coming through is a brilliant green (as opposed to the yelllowy lower branches, and eventually I'll cut those off anyway

Poorly tomatoe plant leaves

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 15:23

danielle, are those splodges a purplish colour? are the backs of the leaves at all purple or the stem?

Poorly tomatoe plant leaves

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:04

In the first photo, are the leaves on that plant quite thin and 'papery'? My plants got like that on the lower branches because of being kept inside for a bit too long (they weren't getting enough light but because of the cold at the time I didn't want to plant them out.)

With advice from italophile - as usual - I buried them deep into their final 25 litre pots, cutting off the lower branches. I did leave a few of the thin papery leaved branches as I didn't want to take off too much growth and they're still there now the plants are outside but they do in parts look like your first photo - the wind has whipped through the leaves and worn them down. 

I'm not worried as all of the new growth coming through is a brilliant green (as opposed to the yelllowy lower branches, and eventually I'll cut those off anyway

Premature potato furtling...

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:54

well, that's from two seed potatoes. there were a fair few tiny, smaller than marble size tubers so that's more why I'm figuring a few more weeks should result in some decent crops from the rest.

Premature potato furtling...

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 15:25

Ok, so I know second earlies shouldn't be ready yet, but I've got six patio planters, needed some potatoes for dinner, they've been in for 9/10 weeks and I prefer them small... so I had a furtle in one.

Because I found one or two (Charlottes) of decent size, I was a bit taken in! Basically, the rest weren't too big - and there weren't many at all, but hopefully the rest of the bags given another 2/3 weeks should get there.

Is this a reasonable rate of progress for 2nd earlies do you think? What I've got look nice, but probably not more than 300g...

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25047.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 

Planting out sweetcorn

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:52

argh. ok, i've lost several plants already - but had noticed the stems were getting snapped. the culprits? squirrels!

i've pegged some fine netting over the remaining plants although i'm a little concerned that the plants are being squashed by it. better than being dug up...

anyone had this problem before??

Moving tomatoes outside

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:51

Great, thanks. Yes, I've seen your tips re overwatering before so am always careful!

That's reassuring. I picked one of the less healthy looking plants to show you...

Moving tomatoes outside

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:06

So, I put some of my toms out about 5 days ago now. They weren't in the best of shape beforehand - light-starved from being kept inside but at least out of the cold.

Anyway, attached is a progress report of sorts since. The angle isn't all that helpful but what I wanted to show was that the older growth (bigger, lower branches) is generally quite yellowy/green, with 'papery' leaves whereas, touch wood, the newer leaves and branches have got a markedly darker, healthier look about them.

The lowest branches I snipped off, as per italophile's ever-helpful advice beforehand,and I planted them all deeply in these 25 litre containers but I'm now wondering whether, where the plants have got these less healthy looking leaves - you can see holes in them here which I think is just the wind whipping through them as they're so thin - do I simply snip these off as well? Obviously I don't want to cripple the plants by taking too many leaves off at this stage, but are they a help or a hindrance? Thank you!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24775.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 

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