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Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:19

Carol K does no wrong for me. The depth of knowledge of her subject will always carry her through.

Exuberance? Yes, in spades....but who amongst us are perfect?

 

i-dont-know-my-onions

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:51
Bookertoo wrote (see)

Lovely onions!

Click on the pic to see them as they are.

begonias

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:57

Maybe slugs, David (look for slime tell-tale signs) or more probable, earwig damage.

Slugs....pellets, if you use them.

Earwigs.....make traps by filling small pots with straw, then hang them upside down on a cane. The earwigs will migrate to the staw, the you can then dispose of them as you will.

i-dont-know-my-onions

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 11:36

Absolutely no problem, Lulu.....they will be just fine.

Usually I hang mine in my outhouse, but many times I've hung them on a sheltered outside wall throughout  the winter.

A cool dark garage is probably the best storage place.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29376.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:50
Lovetogarden wrote (see)

David - That's a lot of beans, what will you do with them all? We are getting enough to keep us going at the moment, but I expect we shall have far too many soon, still got some of last year's in the freezer.

Chris

 

Well, Chris, as posted elsewhere, the amount of fruit 'n veg I grow always gives me problems with disposing of it.

I'm not interested in accepting money, but I do draw a line at delivering.  

It should be remembered, that this is 3 x 20ft double rows.

Btw, picked almost as many yesterday, but didn't weigh those.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:46
Lovetogarden wrote (see)

David - That's a lot of beans, what will you do with them all? We are getting enough to keep us going at the moment, but I expect we shall have far too many soon, still got some of last year's in the freezer.

Chris

 

Well, Chris, as posted elsewhere, the amount of fruit 'n veg I grow always gives me problems with disposing of it.

I'm not interested in accepting money, but I do draw a line at delivering.

Btw, picked almost as many yesterday, but didn't weigh those.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:10

It must be getting close to glut time again.....I've picked 14lbs of runner beans this morning.

raspberry-pest

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:14

There certainly is a raspberry sawfly & it's probably causing your problem.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:18

Thanks, Dove.....much appreciated.

not-got-a-bean

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 11:23

I'm afraid this is how it goes with runner beans. Although misting is a good idea, the flowers don't seem to set very well in very warm weather. Give it another week or two, when the nights get cool, I'm sure you'll see a big improvement.

I would just say, that the white flower variety 'White Lady' is one of the best for flower setting in hot weather.....apart from being an excellent cropper of stringless & tasty beans. 

Hope that helps.

 

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