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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:38

Sharp frost here, but the sun is melting it fast.  I have cleome to prick out today, and I need to dig the new onion patch over and get rid of the remainder of last year's sweetcorn crop. I'm thinking that some of the stalks would be good for the bug hotel. Have a good day folks.

starting onions leeks etc from seed,what is the process?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 23:31

I have just used the last ones, stored in the garage, they tend to sprout at this time of year. Sometimes I freeze any left after January for stews. I think they have a good taste. Mammoth red are sweeter if you want them raw.


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 23:28

I always use Traillfinders, and fly on Emirates flights, as we had a bad experience with BA at Bangkok airport on the way back once. 

We book our own visas online. They are free if you have a UK passport and no criminal record. Make sure you have the right site, some will charge.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 23:24

Greenland came out, took control of their own fishing grounds, and thrived. When I did a marine biology course, I spoke to fishermen in Penzance about the quotas, they were disgusted at the amount they have to throw back, the fines if the wrong fish arrive in a net, and Spanish trawlers fishing with too small mesh, catching all the juveniles. The fisheries policy is not to our benefit.

starting onions leeks etc from seed,what is the process?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:27

I grow mammoth from seed each year. I put the seed in a deep tray in January in a frost free greenhouse. They get planted out when they are the size of spring onions.

I prepare the ground with well rotted farm yard manure, a handful of blood fish and bone to each square yard, and a sprinkle of calcified seaweed(Maerl) . I water if it is dry, and harvest big onions in September.  they need to be in a sunny spot for the best onions.


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:01

Think of them as cut flowers. Dump them on the compost heap when you have done with them. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 00:11

Good  Morning, Pat.


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 00:09

Yes, we have the beeflys and their prey, and they do love the primulas. We have the solitary bees that nest in the ground, and tree bees in bird boxes, as well as the usual bumble bees. I am planting some Stachys byzantina, hoping for carder bees.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:40

Doing a bit of weeding today. This beefly landed on me.



 Normally they buzz around like a golden snitch, so it was amazing to study it up close.

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