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short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:03
treehugger80 wrote (see)

i'm growing two varieties (on opposite sides of the plot so they hopefully wont cross pollinate) ....

 Cross-pollination won't be an issue unless you want to save seed for next year.

treehugger80 wrote (see)

i'm growing two varieties (on opposite sides of the plot so they hopefully wont cross pollinate) ones a standard F1 the others are called 'double standard'. both are the same size, one grown in the ground the other in a 4 inch high raised bed. last years were all grown in 8 inch high raised beds, so I thought moisture wouldn't be a problem?

 

Forester2 wrote (see)

Mine are about 5ft, tasseled and showing a few cobs, but the mini pop are showing no sign of tassels even though they are nearly 5ft tall.  Never grown mini pop before.  Is anyone else?

I've not grown Minipop or any baby corn, but I understand that it doesn't need pollination, so presumably there's no need to worry about tassels 

http://www.seedaholic.com/sweetcorn-minipop-f1.html 

Why is my Mock Orange Dying

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:57

How was the planting site prepared and how much has it been watered?  This has been a very warm summer .... so far 

Nasturtiums

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:34

Jane Grigson is also a food hero of mine - and given the choice of free capers or free nasturtium seeds, I'd choose the capers - but I don't turn my nose up at free food.

I also love the leaves in salad, and they're superb in  sandwich with some slices of salami   I love that mustardy bite 

Plant identification - please help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:32

Leycesteria Formosa - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1149 

If it's getting too big you can cut it right down to the ground and it will re-shoot 

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:53
Lyn Plant-Wells wrote (see)

I have 2 courgette plants in my tiny veg plot and the majority of the veg are going brown on the tips before they are properly formed. ....Help!

I blame the Darleks   You need a Sonic Screwdriver 

lawn help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:35

That link doesn't work 

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:34

Then that's a house mouse - certain 

One down, probably several to go - I do love a good Jack Russell 

Help identify plant please

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:16

I think it's a fantastic plant - they can grow into quite impressive plants and are useful in wilder areas of the garden, as well as a 'statement' plant in the border. 

Soil Improvement for 2015

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:15

Hi Sue 

The soil here was very free-draining sandy loam when we moved here three years ago next week .  The veg patch was started the following spring and I've just dug in as much farmyard manure and home-made garden compost and leafmould as I can get my hands on and make.  The soil has improved beyond measure in that time and although it is still very free-draining it's becoming dark and crumbly and crops are improving year on year (although we still have to dig out roots from the boundary ash trees every spring). 

I also give each patch a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone when sowing or planting out, and scatter some chicken manure pellets a couple of times through the growing season. 

Good luck and keep us informed with progress 

Help identify plant please

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:06

Hi Grey Squirrel 

It's Phytolacca americana - Pokeweed - as with many garden plants it can be toxic, although if properly treated it can be used medicinally. 

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