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Cucumber Problems

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 07:06

As well as the slug pubs, there are other ways to tempt them to leave your plants alone.

Slugs love the sweet inner leaves of lettuce - chop some up and  leave in little heaps to attract them - then pounce in the late evening!

Also oranges and grapefruit - cut in half, take some out of the middle for your breakfast and then place the halves cut side down on the ground - go out first thing in the morning and remove the slugs while they're having their breakfast


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 06:59

Thank you Hostafan

Good morning Chicky

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 06:54

Also those seedlings are far too long and leggy - they're not getting enough light.  Squash-type seedlings should look like this


plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 06:47

Those look more to me as if they've been nibbled - something's been nibbling around the edges, and then there's something been getting between the layers of the leaf and eating the inside - possibly one of the leaf miners - they're are quite a few types. 

Maybe you're bringing in some tiny pests along with the soil?


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 06:38

Goodmorning Hostafan   Take it steady - don't rush too much

Pretty pink sky this morning - probably means rain's on the way - I'm heading south in a bit to meet up with Bro and visiting Ma.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:23

Thanks for the ((hugs)) - very welcome

OH came home today with some bad news - the Farm Shop's regular asparagus grower had been telling us that they'd have an early crop this year as they had part of their crop under polytunnels ......... the polytunnels were blown away yesterday

So Annoyed!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:08

Roast venison?



Sorry ... I'll get my coat ........................... there are other regulars on here who have had deer problems - hopefully they'll be along soon with some helpful tips

No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:05

Do you know the varieties?  Some have larger fruit than others ...


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:04

Aww, so pretty - I've never done Easter decs, other than what I used to do in the church when I was involved there.  Don't really feel like it this year - but maybe next

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:02

Get as much of that manure as possible onto that soil and incorporate it - it will help to improve the soil structure.  However, at 30 years old a lot of the nutrients will have been leached out of it - you will have to add nutrients as well.  I would divide your plot into 3 or 4 sections and work out a proper rotation plan (have a look here ) and then you can concentrate on improving the fertility section by section.

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