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Watering tomatoes with smelly water

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:02

I wouldn't use it on seedlings and I wouldn't let it get on the foliage, but it'll be fine watered onto the tomato compost (you don't want wet tomato foliage anyway).  It won't affect the taste

When the butts are empty clean them out with a scrubbing brush and a very dilute solution of Jeyes Fluid or household bleach - dispose of it carefully down an outside drain (thus cleaning the drain as well). 

Remember Jeyes Fluid in water is attractive to cats and dogs, and also deadly poisonous to them.

Keep a lid on the waterbutts to prevent the formation of algae and to stop stuff getting in and decomposing - that's what causes the smell.

Eryngium jos eijking looking sickly

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 08:23

Logan - we posted at the same time

Stanley says the soil is soft and he seems to think he could have given them too much water. 

Eryngium jos eijking looking sickly

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 08:21

I suspect they may have been over-watered - they like free-draining soil.

They have long taproots and really don't do well if transplanted at this stage.  Hopefully this dry weather will improve things.

Good luck

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:48

Oh DD, how lovely!!!  A slice of heaven!!!  You must be so very proud of yourself - it's absolutely beautiful

Bats in the belfry

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:45

Love bats

Problem with my climbing rose

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:51

Sometimes we can accidentally ignore someone by passing the cursor over their avatar, the Ignore option is there too - I once Ignored myself

If you're using a granular feed, water afterwards

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:49

I can't make the link work either - it says I have to Sign In

Rose Id

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:42

Another site which may help is which has a very helpful search facility on the left hand side.

Growing Brocolli

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:38

You can sow now for a crop late next spring.

When did you sow the others?  If you sowed them this year I wouldn't be expecting a crop until next year - when you say they're 'opening out and not clumping together' what do you mean - they should just look like brassica plants at the moment.

Can we have a picture?

Pesticide residue, advice please

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:33

Same here - you hired a professional to deal with the situation - they would have told you if there was anything that needed to be done.

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