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Latest posts by ColinA

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:48

Thats your fault for telling "she who thinks she must" my reply

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 13:43

If sweetcorn keeps a marriage going

Then so be it!!

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 14:42

Thanks for all the info

Some of the seeds were in a propagator some just on the shelf in a potting shed some of the latter were the ones that have germinated.

I am in the NE and the weather has been warm for the last week or so

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:27

Has anyone had trouble with sweetcorn this year?

I have planted two packets of seed from different suppliers and different varieties in total about 70 seeds, these were planted in pots of compost but I have only got 7 plants when i check the other seed they appear swollen but are very soft to the touch.

Any Ideas please

Lifted onion sets

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 15:00

I have for the last few years started my onion sets off in deep plug trays in the greenhouse usually about the beginning of March then planting out at the end of the month.

Since doing this I do not get the bird problem

seedling compost

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 15:56

I have started making my own compost this year due to poor quality bought stuff

I mix equal amounts of sieved garden soil, leaf mould and peat and so far having good results with seedlings and potting on plants

Rhubarb

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 10:58

Hello

 

I cut off the flowers as they take energy from the plant. As for when to pick pull the stems when they are long enough to use --usually about a foot or more long.

I was always advised to stop pulling rhubarb in July so that the plant can build up strength for the next year

Vegetable Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 14:53

I have got my seeds over the last few years from Kings Seeds.

Good service and good quality and price

Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 15:00

I use Jeyes at the recommended dose for washing down the greenhouse interior and exterior.

I also water in all my brassica plants, and peas and beans in the allotment when planting as it is the only thing i have found to control wireworm.

I mix at a ratio of 25Mls to 5Lts water

Greenhouse electrified!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 14:38

Any out door electrics must be done by a qualified electrician as i believe they have to be certified by the local council

Discussions started by ColinA

Chrysanthemums

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Timber cleaning

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Deviding blackcurrant bushes

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Cherry Problem

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Failed Sweetcorn

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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 17:53

Wash for apple trees

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Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 18:03

Garden Bench

Wanting new slats 
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Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 12:17

Sweetcorn not Ripening

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Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 22:14

Maggots in Plums

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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 13:44

Nettle Fertilizer

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Potato Blight

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Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 15:28

soil pests

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Last Post: 25/06/2012 at 13:43

Cooking Oil as a greenhouse heating fuel

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Strawberry protection

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