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Jalapeno Jelp

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:49

Hello

I have a thriving Jalapeno plant in my greenhouse, and another 2 chilli plants.  The plant is amazingly healthy, lots of flower and foliage but NO FRUIT!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28211.jpg?width=322&height=350&mode=max

 

Incidentally my tomato plants are very poor in yield as well, lots of flower drop there too.  I wonder if the two problems are related?

I hardly ever watered the Jalapeno but in a fit of desperation I've started to give it some Phostrogen!

Any help appreciated!

 

Duncan

Yellow bumps on Tomato leaves

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 09:08

Thank you; I rubbed my hand over the yellow bumps and they sort of 'burst' - I wonder if this helps?

Yellow bumps on Tomato leaves

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 13:31

Hello

 

I have a tomato plant, in a pot, that has started to develop some yellow spots on its leaves.  These are bumps, sort of like acne, and the leaves that are affected are wilted.

 

I've done some googling but nothing really matches up - it's not quite as severe as "spotted wilt virus" - there is no necrosis of the leaves, at this stage.

 

I've removed the affected branches from the stem, there are a number of branches that are okay at the moment, and the plant is flowering and starting to bear fruit.

 

Should I quarantine this plant in case it spreads to others?  Although moving it outside will probably condemn it to death in the summer we're having...

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26203.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Thanks!

Duncan

Containers - specialist compost or from the garden?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:35

Well we took a trip to homebase to buy a BBQ and I bought some moisture retaining miracle gro stuff that had been damaged so was only a few quid, instead of the usual 7!  I will mix that with my garden stuff and eek it out.

I have my own compost bins but they take ages to produce anything, I presume that I can leave it over winter and the nutrients will be there for the spring?

Containers - specialist compost or from the garden?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:01

I have a number of patio containers that I like to grow veg in.  I have been mixing very low quality garden soil with better quality garden compost and further with some good quality potting compost (about 1/3 each).  The first two ingredients are from my garden, and the last from a bag.

 

I've been reading that I shouldn't use ANYTHING from the garden as it may introduce pests/diseases that won't work well in a confined space.  I've been doing not bad so far, everything seems tickety-boo - but have I been just getting lucky?

Can't really afford to spend another £100 on special compost every year to fill up my containers!

Is this a bit of a marketing gimmick or just for people who want to grow prize-winning marrows?

 

Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 15:46

Thanks; I'll sort out some of the smaller trees that I can do something with, and maybe that will let a little more light in.

Any chance of any veg growing in there or should I not waste my time?!

Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:13

Hello

 

I have a bit down the bottom of the garden, its very shaded with trees and very little light gets through.  I thought it would be a good idea to make this a rhubarb patch, and at the start of the year (around April when there was less foliage over the trees) we did get a decent harvest.

Since then I've planted more BUT it's not exactly thriving.  I had mistaken "forcing" rhubarb with the fact they don't need any light - I don't think this is true!

 

Is there anything else that will grow without a lot of light?  I know that sounds a dumb question but I'm looking more for people's practical real-world experience rather than the books where most things need "full sun"

 

Thanks

 

 

ID on climber- is this black bindweed?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 16:51

We do have several compost bins down the bottom of the garden but we only moved in last year so there wasn't any ready and the quality of the soil in the rest of the garden wasn't great.  

It never occurred to me that it wouldn't have been sterilised, will be avoiding it from now on though!

ID on climber- is this black bindweed?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:33

Makes me think twice about being "eco" and buying council compost in future (£4 a bag, not cheap!) 

I'll rip it out and then throw away the soil at the end of the year, thanks.

ID on climber- is this black bindweed?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:22

Thanks for the feedback - this isn't in the same league as the dreaded knotweed I presume?!

I certainly didn't plant it, this was all compost from the council as well!  

The container has some pepper plants in it, which are growing happily - if I remove the plant can I then wait til the end of the season?  Should I just throw away the soil when it is done?

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Will anything grow in full shade?

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