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Talkback: How to grow aubergines

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 23:15

A tip from my Turkish neighbour: remove the 2 side flowers from each set of 3 to encourage fruits to form and loads of tomatoe feed! definetly made a difference!

Stinging nettles

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 23:06

Wait till it has rained and the soil is soft, then slowly -holding the stem as close to the roots as possible - pull them out. If you feel resistance theN use a garden fork to loosen the soil around them. it might take a year or 2 but you will get there eventually, I did too! 

Bindweed, grrrr, I'm still struggling with that evil weed myself.... 

RHS refugees

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 09:55
Ah here you are! Thanks for sending me the direct link RogerB. But as there are more of the old gang out on FB I guess I will choose to stay there unless the RHSs new website decides to reopen the old chat forum.

Talkback: How to grow parsnips from seed

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
I'm surprised you haven't mentioned two of the most important points to growing good sized, flavourful, unforked parsnips:

- a lot of organic matter dug into the soil (or pot)
- loosening up the soil by digging deep and well, and removing any stones

And another point is that it takes a while for the seeds to germinate, until this time the soil needs to be kept moist and weed free for the best results.

I learned the hard way... ;)
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