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Latest posts by bookmonster

cauilflower

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:49

I'm no expert - but I know some cauliflower seedlings are 'blind' and don't produce curds ( a head ). You can always eat the leaves like cabbage!

 

why-do-carrots-go-green-inside

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:48

I find some go green at the top/inside if the tops are exposed to sunlight and sticking out of the soil

 

Runners

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 22:21

I was concerned last week as my beans had dropped a lot of flowers, but now they are growing beans. I think I read it can be caused by heat or wind. What's your weather been like, and what location are the pots in?

What to sow / plant in Autumn to eat in Winter

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 22:18

Some great ideas there! I'm new at this too, but my chard is starting to come up, and I will also try to overwinter some perpetual spinach/spinach beet.

I believe spring onions (white lisbon) can be sown until September and harvested through the winter, so I will be giving that a go, as my spring sown ones have done so well! Any tips gratefully received...

Can I plant anything now

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 11:51

You may be able to buy violas and pansies in flower, that will continue flowering for much of the year, or from August you can plant autumn crocus, to flower in october and november.

Tomato Problems

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 08:32

I will do, thanks! It's a decent peat free compost, not really cheap or expensive.

Tomato Problems

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 18:27

Thanks for your reply Italophile! Useful information to have. I wondered about a deficiency.  They're in commercial multipurpose compost and have had 2 doses of liquid feed  - the first a cheap commercial tomato food, the second seaweed extract in case the tomato food was lacking anything.

Unfortunately I have now snipped the discoloured leaves and don't have any more pics. A lot of the tips  on the outside ones (2nd photo) were also black and shrivelled. The ones in the little green house weren't as bad as I thought at the top.

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 08:24

The 1-foot square tub in front of my house has violas, which flower for a lot of the year and aren't very expensive. They come in loads of colours too.

Tomato Problems

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 08:02

Thanks! I'll try taking the leaves off and will hopefully get some tomatoes. Previous attempts have been at a different house. I'll have a look at the varieties you mention. The fertiliser was just going on the roots, but I was spraying the leaves with the home made remedy - it's supposed to stop fungal things spreading but I'm not convinced it helps.

 

 

Tomato Problems

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 18:21

Every year I try to grow tomatoes - and every year they succumb to illness. I have 3 plants in 11 inch pots in a mini greenhouse, and 2 in the same pots outside on the patio.

Every year previously I have bought plants but this year they are grown from seed - 'maskotka'. As soon as I spot diseased leaves I take them off and spray the plant with a washing up liquid, bicarb and water mixture, but this time it seems to have spread to all the leaves despite this. They have been given liquid feed, and I used fresh compost. What has worked for you, and what varieties do you recommend for disease-free plants? Thanks

 

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