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worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:53

Phillipa....yes, same principle of course. And both count towards your five a day.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:17

Apples have particularly healthy and life-affirming properties when consumed in the form of cider.



Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 12:27

Roma are a bush variety, but most 'Roma' around now are likely to be the 'Roma VF' variety.

They are indeterminate or more accurately semi-determinate, which means they are stocky plants growing to around 4ft tall. They will be self-limiting, so probably won't need you to pinch out the top shoot. Will probably still need support.


Growing chilies

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:51

Good advice from KevinM, and my experience is very similar.

Biggest problem for me in the greenhouse has been aphids, and I've found this very helpful:

I have a Numex Twilight which overwintered, but aphids are holding it back from really getting going again this year. I try to avoid chemicals, but the squishing is time-consuming and fiddly, especially because the aphids hide in the smallest leaves at the top, not just the easier to squish ones on the bigger leaves.

Just about keeping them in check though, and hopefully this years new chillies will not get too affected. But you have to be vigilante and deal with them regularly, on greenhouse plants in particular, they can reproduce very quickly!

Tomato Varieties

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:41

Jim Macd, very good explanation.

Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:27

Yellow Stuffer and Tigerella have both done well outdoors.

Last year when we had some very hot spells, the ones outside did as well as the ones in the greenhouse.

Westland Gro-Sure Tomato Planter

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:32

Wickes are selling them for £3.99. looks good value to me for 65L of compost.

'Mazina's chilli'

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:40

Got some seeds from a seed swap near Nottingham that had been hand written labelled 'Mazina's chilli (hot)'. I've germinated some of them, but have no idea what type they are, or what to expect.

At the moment they're an inch tall and look the same as other common chilli varieties at that stage. Can't find any information online and wondered if anybody here had heard of them.

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'Mazina's chilli'

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