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Growing cabbage

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 22:37

Hello again everyone,

I was wondering if anyone can give me any help with growing cabbage. Me and my other half eat a lot of cabbage but have been unsuccessful two years running now in growing any. The first few plants just grew for a bit then got eaten by slugs, we sorted out the slug problem now and the next plant got very big and went to seed (I have lots of cabbage seeds by the way if anyone wants some). The next few grew but no heads and they look like they have stopped growing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Regards

Vivienne

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 20:55

Thanks Potty they have made me smile so many times when I look at them.

bugs

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 23:57

Thanks Annie I will try again, might get some winter cabbages when no butterflies are around as I have mastered the slug population now in my garden I might be fine.

help identifying plant

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 23:52

Thanks guys for all the helpful advice, I had to look up cyclamen first on google becaue I am not familiar with these names but I love those flowers I will try my best to look after it well. I wonder how it got there. There were no flowers at all in the garden when I moved here two years ago just weeds, then we started planting and this year I have seen lots of flowers that I did not plant I wonder if it is because we have been tilling the soil.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 21:34

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Yes I know these are not pics of a beautiful garden, these are my wild tomatoes and pansies. This is my second year of gardening but it has been like my first. Last year the only thing that survived was potatoes, the slugs ate everything else and what was not eaten by slugs got killed by over feeding, too much rain etc. Well this year my garden has been a source of constant joy and also some disappointment and constant worry. I don't really know what I am doing and I have operated a policy of if it looks fine don't touch it, if it looks sick try fertiliser, water, pruning (hesitantly) and prayer (seriously). Well this year results have been mixed, we have mastered the slugs completely (yipee) but the caterpillars are vicious. I have had bumper crops of lettuce all summer, lots of peas, very small onions (due to not feeding), some coriander and basil, two chillies (yes two) and at the moment I am holding my breath for the tomatoes. I don't want to touch them in case I do something wrong, hence the wild look but I am constantly worrying that some bug will go on attack and I will wake up one morning with no tomatoes left. Also holding my breath for the carrots hoping they have not been attacked by carrot fly which I have heard horror stories about and have lots of little squash but I  don't know if they will get mature as no luck last year. I gave up on cabbage and cauliflower and pulled them out as it seems I was just providing food for caterpillars and have to accept defeat with the maize as late sun meant they only germinated after 3 attempts so they will probably not be ready in time.

help identifying plant

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 20:30

Good evening all, I found this plant in my pansies and I'm not sure it is a weed I just want to check first before taking it out. Does anyone know what it is?

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Thanks 

bugs

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:16

Thanks waterbutts, when I decided to start gardening I really had no idea I would be up against so many bugs. The last pic was of cauliflowers all completely damaged have to give up and start again. Do you have any tips to keep the caterpillar population down please?

bugs

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 20:38

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 Hi there guys, can anyone help me out with what these bugs are that are feasting on my veggies. Thank you.

bugs

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 20:45

good for you they are so lovely

bugs

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 19:20

ok I guess I will get them off...don't laugh but I have had lots of those white butterflies in the garden this summer and I was enjoying watching them so much lol bragging to my friends about my lovely butterflies. Little did I know the damage they were causing.

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