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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:54

Last year I lost my whole greenhouse tomato crop to late blight. This year we are doing great until............little holes, about 1mm Dia are being bored into the unripened tomatos.

I can't catch or trace a culprit.  Any ideas on what it could be please.


Posted: 18/07/2013 at 11:45

Marigolds everytime. Never fails to deter the little devils. Plant them throughout my veg plot too, every third plant. I only grow one in a pot in a 8' x 6' greenhouse so that I can move it to the doorway to encourage pollinating insects.


Posted: 18/07/2013 at 11:29

Sorry, can't resist this. Contact Jasper Carrot


Posted: 22/01/2013 at 09:26

Well, thankyou all so much for your help. Strangely it is my decoration in my shower room. However, I am inclined to think I perhaps underwater. Thankyou for the feed info Dove. I wonder how you realised I forgot to include that question,


Posted: 22/01/2013 at 06:10

My plant survives, indeed  I expect it to flourish after repotting it. However, it suffers unsightly brown tips to the leaves. I trim with sharp scissors and only water half a cup per month. Any ideas please on cause, prevention and cure. Thanks in anticipation.

Failed Leeks

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 07:56

I agree Dove. However, I'm low experience and hes an old hand. I told him much the same as you.  He asked me to get confirmation here. Thanx for the backup. 

Failed Leeks

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 04:14

Could anyone suggest why my friends leeks lived but failed to develop. Lives in the same town as I do but mine were tremendous. He grew in a raised bed in approx 9" of spent compost but no fertiliser. I grew in the soil with dug in spent greenhouse compost and lightly dressed with farmyard manure, We both puddled young plants in quite deeply in late June. Many thanks in anticipation.


Posted: 03/12/2012 at 13:06

Thanks Sue. Wondering how your neighbour finds them in the snow !!  Thanks Onion. Just knew I could rely on a fellow countryman to advise me on leeks.


Posted: 03/12/2012 at 08:58

The one success I've had in this dismal summer is my leeks. They have been tremendous. Trouble is I don't want to use any for a few weeks and its the beginning of December. Will they be OK in the ground? Do they continue to grow? Will they rot? Any advice please.

How can I get rid of wire worm?

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 09:55

My information is that there is no chemical solution. Concur with sotongeoff, keep turning the ground over and let the blackbirds/thrushes at the blighters

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When to plant? 
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Where is it ? 
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Brown leaf tips 
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Failed Leeks

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Do I dig them up? 
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Tomato probs

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