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Talkback: How to grow patty pan squash

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 13:10
I grew Patty Green Tint last year on my allotment. It was very easy to grow and very prolific. I planted it outside, watered occaisionally and fed with chicken manure pellets.


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 21:51

On my allotment my buddliea has yellow leaves, although it has flowered really well.  I thought  maybe it needed a boost and I would give it a feed of chicken manure pellets that I use on the plot.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:57

My outdoor toms are looking very healthy at the moment but with the wet warm weather I'm worried about blight.  Does anyone know if putting a cover above them would help?  Thanks for any suggestions.

Poached egg plants

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 00:02

Hi everyone,

I have poached egg plants on my allotment which I plant for the bees and hoverflys which in turn to help pollinate my fruit and veg on the plot.

This year some have double flowers, not so good for the insects but they are very pretty.  I havn't seen this before and I wondered if this was common?

Thanks for any help with this.

potato problem

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 14:06

Thank you for your reply.  I guess I will just have to carry on doing what I do at the moment then and not leave the potatos in too long.  Maybe I could persuade the allotement committee to invest in some chickens!  I think that would be a good idea.

potato problem

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:45

Thank you for your reply, I have looked at these but the worms in my potatos are soft bodied, pale cream/brown, smaller than 2cm there are a few in each hole and the wriggle all together when dug up.  

potato problem

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 18:23

Hi Bob, thanks for your reply.  I dont think it can be eelworm because the worm can be easily seen, I've not managed to see a photo of this pest anywhere.  I do grow earlies that can be dug up early before the tiny worms take hold, you could be right about the slugs making the holes first.  This year I must try and take a photo which might help identification.  

potato problem

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 20:41

Hi, Can anyone help identify this pest, if I leave my potato crop in the ground too long these tiny worm like creatures make holes and when dug up they all start to come out it is revolting.   Does anyone know any remedy for them. I do follow a crop rotation plan, although my allotement plot is only small. Thanks for any help. 

Can anyone help identity this plant?

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:48

Hi, I think this might be an Iris foetidissima, this has evergreen leaves similar to your picture, tiny insignificant iris flowers, followed by large orange/red berries.  Ours has been in the garden for several years and only flowered for the first time this year.

Hope this helps.


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Talkback: How to grow patty pan squash

Hi I grew Patty Green Tint last year on my allotment. It was very easy to grow and very prolific. I planted it outside, watered occaisionall... 
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would it better to cover them to help stop blight? 
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Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 09:59

Poached egg plants

Double flowers 
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potato problem

Tiny worms infesting my potato and parsnip crop 
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