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Supermarket tomato sprouting

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 21:43

And Edd, don't believe everything you find with a google search.

I don't think this is actually an example of 'Vivipary', but happy to be corrected by anyone who's a proper biologist.

Supermarket tomato sprouting

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 21:35

I've seen this a few times, I don't think it's that unusual. Have successfully grown tomato plants from extracting and planting the tiny seedlings.

More rare with chillies, but I've seen the same thing with them and grown plants from them that way too. It was a thick walled variety that had kept enough moisture to set the seeds off when their seasonal biological clock told them they were ready to have a go at germination.

Pretty sure this is a simple example of 'life will find a way'


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 09:55
T& M 2016 Experimental Tomato

it's described as an 'Outdoor cordon with tasty fruit and exceptional resistance to blight. New for 2016 and as yet unnamed.'

When the seeds were originally offered, there was a description of each of the varieties on the website.

To rid me of lilac

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:10

Where do you live, Hogweed, where a couple of hours basic work like this would cost £25-£50?

And if people don't know know younger acquaintances, why not ask around? Loads of young fit healthy university students arriving home this time of year. I'm sure some of them would be willing to do a couple of hours work for a few quid to pay for their next night out.

To rid me of lilac

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:36

People are too quick to jump to using weedkiller and other unneccesary chemicals.

Why not spend the money saved on weedkillers on paying someone professional, or just younger and fitter to dig it out for you? Or just buying a thankyou of some sort for a friend or neighbour that might be able to do it.

Problem with my chilli plant

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 17:05

Hannah, if that NPK is correct, then it's very high, approx 3 times the concentration of typical Tomato feed which most people find is good for chillies. And the Potassium (K) is even higher, approx 4 times.

That's ok, as long as you've been diluting to the right concentrations. Or not overfeeding if it's granular. But even then, they'd be getting way more (K) than most chillies fed with tomato feed.

mares tail

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 20:35

Lot of good contributions on another thread:

It's often called Mare's Tail, but usually people are talking about Field Horsetail.


Cut power cable repair?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 23:02

Thanks Steve, have you got a picture or link for the kind of socket you used?

Is it similar to the connector suggested by Frank?

Thanks Frank, my friend has had a look and thinks that looks like a good option.

Cairnsie, good advice too, thanks. But mass produced stuff is often not as easy as it should be to take apart and put back together. Apparently in this case, there's a non-standard screw preventing it, so re-connecting the cable might be an easier option.

Cut power cable repair?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 22:11

Thanks everyone for good advice, keep it coming, I would appreciate any input from anyone with experience of this, as there are obviously a range of things that might work.

I'll forward the link for this thread to my friend. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

Cut power cable repair?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:29

A friend has cut through a power cable of a new garden tool, and we're looking at the practicalities of repairing it. It's a hedge trimmer, but the same thing would apply to a lawn mower or anything else I guess.

In principle, it looks easy to find some sort of connector, strip back the cables and  reattach the two parts of the cut cable. As easy as changing a plug. Is it that easy, is it safe, or am I missing something?

Any suggestions of where to buy a suitable connector, Maplins maybe?

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