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help! my salad leaves have holes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:04

I use ordinary seed trays in summer, but for winter I use deeper  polystyrene fish boxes, and mix a bit of soil in to multipurpose compost. Also the winter salad seed mix is different, less lettuce and more oriental brassica leaves.

help! my salad leaves have holes

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:48

I grow my salad leaves in a tray on a shelf in the greenhouse. They seem to evade the flea beetles this way. I dont think they can jump that high.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:40

Having now rounded up some more jam jars from mum (who has the collection), I can make some more blackcurrant jam tomorrow. Another bush to pick,probably about 6 pounds of fruit to go.

Trip to supermarket for more sugar, I resisted the urge to trip up the little darling belting up and down the aisles on a scooter.

Runner beans are growing, I should be able to pick some later on this week.  As kef says, a vole decided to eat my prize cucumber, but as she bought me half a dozen, there are plenty to go in the Pimms. Should be good weather for the rest of the week. Dont forget the sun tan lotion folks.

Broad bean disease

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:24

You can get Broad bean seed beetle in seed that is home grown and collected. More info here

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=454

 

Can anyone please identify this variety of apple

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:47

Glyn the RHS have apple identification days around the country. They need two fully ripe fruit to check.

Where do you live?

Potatoes

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:33

The potato flowers have turned into potato fruit. These are poisonous and best removed and disposed of. They look like tomatoes but are not.

help! my salad leaves have holes

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 00:10

Could be flea beetles. Again, micromesh will keep them out.

ID for a very small wild or garden flower, please.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:50

Maybe its not got going yet, but it looks like candytuft to me.

ID for a very small wild or garden flower, please.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:48

Iberis umbellata or globe candytuft?

Amother very pretty wildflower for identification.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:29

Nemophila maculata  5 spot baby

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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