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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.

Tip's and trick's of the trade.

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:28

growing sweet peas.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/growing-sweet-peas/6143.html

Tip's and trick's of the trade.

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:25

Diddy, there is a complete sweet pea thread by David. It details everything.

Unknown bulbs

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:23

Little ones could be snowdrops. Bigger ones could be snowflakes.

Difficult to tell really, A lot of bulbs look the same. Stick them in the ground and see what comes up. Plant with twice as much soil above bulb, as height of bulb.

what to grow next year

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:16

Sweetcorn will do best outside planted in a block, in the soil not a line. They are wind pollinated.

You can get indoor or outdoor cucumbers.  The long ones you get in the supermarket are indoor cucumbers grown in a greenhouse.

You can grow short "ridge"cucumbers such as marketmore outside.

Talkback: Growing root vegetables

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:13

Alan , your potatoes sound like they have a nasty blight fungus. Do they smell? Did the top leaves turn brown?

You pick aples when they will part easily from the tree. If you cut one in half and the pips are brown, then they are ready. Size and redness depends on variety and crop load on the tree.

More Tomatoes

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 18:03

This might sound like a silly question, bigolob, but do you smoke? Also some medicines can alter your sense of taste. Check the leaflets in the pack.

My dad thought tomatoes had lost their flavour, until he gave up smoking and he got his sense of taste back.

 He much prefers yellow sungold these days, sprinkled with salt, followed by gardeners delight.

Thalictrum seeds

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 17:38

They turn brown, and when you run the seed head through your fingers, the seeds detach. I always double wrap seeds. Ie make a little envelope for the seeds, then put that in the envelope you're posting.   A use for all those junk mail envelopes that come through the letterbox

 

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HARVEST FESTIVAL.

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Bug id please.

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