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Curled new growth on tomato plant

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:46

Well that looks to be a very healthy tomato plant to me...the bottom truss seems to have set fruit, so feed weekly with a high potash feed such as Tomorite from now on.

The bending down of the upper leaves are nothing to worry about, on contrary, it's the sign of a healthy plant.

The only leaf curling of tomato leaves you should be concerned about, is when hey roll up into a cigar shape.

Runner Beans

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:24

Hello, Howard

IMHO people plant/sow their runner beans far too early, resulting in the problem you mention. The problem isn't because of the lack of bees, it's the lack of moisture in the  atmosphere that's resulting  in the flowers not setting....this can be alleviated to some extent by mist spraying with water.

Around the middle of next month when the nights become a little cooler and we get early morning dew, you will notice a substantial improvement. 

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:52

It looks like blight to me & I don't think Mr Mole has anything to do with it.

I would cut off the tops and burn them, salvage what potatoes you can & eat them...they won't keep.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:40
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0709.jpg

 

For those who just look in on this thread to see the SP pictures.

Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:18
Lilydotwin wrote (see)

Update on Morning Glory - came down this morning to find a whole lot of tiny little flower buds had formed. So, withdrawing the feed may have worked already. Thanks to all, particularly to you, David K. No offence taken, and you were right about over-feeding. I look forward to the blossoms soon.

 

Good news, Lily ...I can at least assure you that no harm will come to your Morning Glory by restricting feed.

Saving peas for seed

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 09:09

Not sure about those, OG....I would go ahead anyway, even if they don't return to type, they'll not be a complete failure.

Saving peas for seed

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:01

Hi, Outdoor girl

Just something you may wish to consider.

Make sure you only save seed from open-pollinated varieties and not F1 hybrids.

Open pollinated vegetable varieties are often heirloom varieties that have naturally evolved over the years and been passed down through generations of gardeners. The vegetables produced from the seeds are similar to the produce of the parent plant and gradually evolve to cope with local conditions such as moisture levels and high or low temperatures.

F1 hybrid varieties are commercially produced seeds that combine certain traits of two parent plants such as resistance to disease, pests or bolting and a tendency to produce heavy yields and do not reproduce to type.

Black bugs killing Nasturtium. Help!?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:30

Jessica, these are aphids that are particularly attracted to nasturtiums. Personally, I would spray the plants with 'Bugclear'.....it's systemic and one spray will  last for six weeks. You may be against spraying and I can understand that, but 'Bugclear' is about as environmentally friendly as you can buy.

If you eat your nasturtiums, perhaps you may not wish to spray, although it is permissible after a short spell, according to the directions.  

My cucumber plants are turning pale and blossome dropping off :(

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:43

Hi, Tracy

There are two possibilities, one is cultural the other disease.  Keep the humidity high, mist spray several times a day and (if possible) water the floor. Feed once a week with a balanced fertilizer such as liquid Growmore.

Disease could be something like Fusarium wilt, which is a fungal disease.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 18:19

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 A very hot village fete.

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