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Planting Potatoes

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 12:19

If you keep on the, and look at the "what to do now" button, it will give you tips on what to plant and when.

You could always put a good veg growing book on your  list for Santa.

 (can't mention the C word yet or I'll get detention.)


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 11:37

Raining persistently here. I have done some vacuuming and OH headphone lead went up the dyson. Dyson OK but I think the headphones have had it. Sprayed carpet cleaner and waiting for it to dry. Cleaned cooker.  Put washer on. Put Dishwasher on. Washed pans. At this rate I will turn into  a domestic goddess. (Not)

 I've put the summer sandals away.

Yesterday,  I got the dried off  red onions into the garage, but the Kelsae have  not died down enough. I dug up some more potatoes. Of course I stuck the fork through the one that weighed 1lb 10oz.  It will make mash to go with sausages tonight. OH is on his way back from Glasgow. Despite being in a decent hotel, he is complaining at the lack of fresh fruit and veg. the only fruit at breakfast was tinned peaches.   I suspect by next week he will be complaing about another bucket of beans, although he never seems to go off apple crumble and custard.

Planting Potatoes

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 11:21

Normally for potatoes in the ground, you plant at Easter. You can really only get one crop a year. There are earlies, , which will crop first , and maincrop which crop heavier but later. To get a good spread , harvestibg from July to October, you need different varieties. To get potatoes for christmas , you need a greenhouse. I wouldn't waste the space in mine for that.

A few of my dahlias thhis year

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 11:15

 All grown from seed last year, flowered late last year, tubers stored over winter and started in greenhouse, potted on, and flowering from early July this year.


Posted: 05/09/2013 at 22:27

I dont deadhead. That way there is lots of seeds for next year. 


Posted: 05/09/2013 at 22:11

You could save your own seed such as poppies. Then scatter  early next season.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 21:32

I've mashed a banana with some sweet wine and golden syrup. I'm trying to attract moths, but its not working.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 21:31

2 of your 5 a day

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 20:49

Is that cake? or does meringue and cream and raspberries count as one of your 5 a day?

what to grow next year

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 19:37

I have grown swift f1 sweetcorn for the last 2 years and have had a fantastic crop despite the weather. Sweetcorn like a lot of water. last year it got watered naturally. this year I used a hosepipe. I start them indoors at beginning of  may and plant out at end of may. we have been eating them for two weeks now.

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