David K


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Too early for beans?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:32
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I read the other day to sow the seeds now??  I was confused I must admit, they'll be just like Sweet Peas David and catch up......don't mollycoddle them though 

 

Yes, but your an enthusiastic learner, OL.....and I guess you'll be making a useful contribution to helping new gardeners, next season.

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:21

Most probably a mice deterrent.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:18

Ooooer! I didn't even sow my seed until a week a go......

What's bitten a hole in my French bean seed/

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:05

Hi, Daisy Jane.....think it's probably the bean weevil.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:02

Yes, Clarington......I've used all manner of things over the years One that proved very cheap & effective was old net curtains hung in place with those stretchy, plastic covered curtain wires.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 22:30

I shade mine from the inside of the greenhouse too and it works fine for me....shading from the outside involves its own problems during high winds.

Of course, the Victorians had a the right idea when the used teak slated rolls that could be rolled up or down as required.

Damaged tomato, help!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 22:12

Another option would be to remove he top half, then use the next side-shoot to form another top.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 09:34
Supernoodle wrote (see)

Was Alan really dropped or did he not do it due to doing a garden this year?

 

www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-05-12/alan-titchmarsh-i-was-hurt-at-being-replaced-by-monty-don-but-im-not-bitter

Potato help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 19:29

OL - Yes top them up to the top, leaving room to water of course.....and they sure do drink a lot of water.

'How do you know when they are ready to harvest?'....now there's a question that has occupied acres of space on this forum and others...truth is, it's a bit trial & error, luck and experience. For me I reckon mine are worth emptying a trial pot between 10 to12 weeks after planting.

Perhaps we may have more words about it when yours are nearer their time.

Potato help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:11
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/6885483c-9812-41b6-a9aa-0ccee335a30b_zps4ecb774e.jpg

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003_zpsdeda539d.jpg

 

These have been planted for about 10 weeks now and should be ready for harvesting by the bank holiday weekend.

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