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What next after onions & garlic are harvested?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:47

Just in passing - You mention that you only have one raised bed. Don't forget crop rotation and avoid growing onions there next year. I grow mine successfully amongst flowers in my border beds alternate years to give veg plot a break.

New Potatoes

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:43

Last 2 pots of Ratte left. Looking forward to starting on Amandine. I only grow First Earlies as seem to avoid blight and such a treat.


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:40

Just about to transplant Broccoli Babies for next Spring crop. Any tips to start them off well?

Czar Plum Trees

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:38

Sorry - I agree with plotskier. How about a Thornless Blackberry instead. Mine are nice and shrubby and it would not catch on clematis.

Ants inside brassicas

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:35

Yes just remove liquid and water over plants. Acts as a repulsant and protects against first attacks. As you (Globalgecko) seem to have a full blown riot on your hands you may find a mix of tansy and lavander (Same recipe) stronger. See thread Gardening with the Moon for further recipes, and full list of beneficial plants to use as insecticide.

Ants inside brassicas

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:11

Yes should work against all ants.

What next after onions & garlic are harvested?

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 15:49

Note I said plant the bed with leeks. It would be too late to sow now - unless someone else knows otherwise?

my new allotment

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 14:59

Good for you - Happy Gardening.

Czar Plum Trees

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 14:57

No no no no - Please no!!! I was given a Czar Plum and told that it was a small tree - It turned into a 'monster' and the plums were pretty woolly. We did not even attempt to move it to this house, and it was only 3yrs old!! I have popped in a Mirabelle which has stayed shrubby as promised. You could try a greengage although I've found them slow growers. Dwarf Stock Trees are normally a safe bet, but I hesitate a little having seen your photo. Very tight space.

What next after onions & garlic are harvested?

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 14:51

Yes I agree - Brassicas although I would pop plants in now as opposed to sowing unless you want early Spring Broccoli or cabbage, as I don't think that sowing now will mean that you can get a crop before Xmas. Remember the whole brassica family need a firm soil and if you have planted onions in a light soil, you may need a touch of top soil to anchor them in. You could follow the onion theme by planting half the bed with leeks and the other with late summer salad leaves as Mel M suggests. Either way there are tons of things you could still pop in.

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