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Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:47

No! 

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees ......... 

Brassicas raised bed depth

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:28

Oh, so they do - never come across that before!

Right -  I think the kale and broccoli will need more depth than that or they'll get rocked by the wind which will cause root damage.  As they get bigger I'd put a cane by each one and tie in so they're as firm as they can be.  You can also top the soil up in the beds with the kale and broccoli in as much as you can as you can get hold of topsoil/compost.  

The cabbages might be ok - what sort of cabbages are they?

Very quick question

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:23

More than just wings in common Fg 

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:22

Everyone finds a way that works for them - I find that understanding the science behind the theory really helps. 

Good luck 

What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:20

It wouldn't do any harm and might do some good.  I remember a honeysuckle that grew in a garden I walked past on my way to primary school a very long time ago.  The chap (he was known as Dibbler) used to clip it tight to the fence after flowering  and I've never seen such a mass of flowers on a honeysuckle every year. 

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:17

Oh dear 

Very quick question

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:15

FB&B - that's what I use, a small handful, sprinkled in the bottom of the hole and stirred around and sprinkled on the soil/compost to fill the hole.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:31

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/tomato-problems/397177.html 

 

I think we all find a method that works for us 

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:26

I never water my tomatoes until the leaves begin to flag - I then fill the pots to the top with water (I allow a 6-8" gap between compost surface and pot rim).  I do this consistently - last summer I was only watering my tomatoes once or twice a week at the most -  out of 27 plants and a huge crop of tomatoes I had only one fruit with BER.

Tomatoes do not need constantly moist soil, it impedes the take up of calcium which causes BER.  I only fertilise my outdoor tomatoes twice - once when the first fruits have set, and again when the second truss has set.  This helps prevent imbalances in the compost which can also contribute to BER.

Italophile is the expert and can explain the theory better than I can, but this article is helpful - you'll see it advises reducing watering to prevent BER  http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/pub__8956068.htm 

 

However, I agree with Italophile - the OP's tomato does not have BER

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