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Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:54

Aren't first earlies ready 12 weeks after planting?

white jumpy things in indoor plant pot

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:52

The larvae of fungus gnats should be very tiny and hard to spot, you only need one fly to get in the house and as soon as it finds wet compost to lay its eggs into they multiply rapidly. Sticky fly paper will catch the flies. Let the compost dry out, place the pot onto some newspaper to soak up excess water. Then only water pots from below, gravel on top of the pot will help cover the soil. The larvae eat the roots of plants, causing most damage to tiny seedlings.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 16:17

Is the skin rough? Could be potato scab, doesn't affect the eating just the storing

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:51


Acer Palmatum seeds

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 11:24

The seeds that have fallen off now will be the ones which weren't pollinated properly. My acer has also flowered for the first time this year.

Do you just put the whole thing into compost or do you need to remove it from the wing first?


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 11:14

Check for aphids too


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 11:08

If something nibbles the tip while it is growing it's the same as you pinching out your plants to encourage side shoots

Bugs on my orchids

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 11:07

Dab methylated spirits on them with a cotton bud, it doesn't damage the plant. I had lots on a new cactus I had bought

Is it too late?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 10:40

The last lot I soaked for about 5 hours before sowing and they came up much quicker than the ones I didn't soak.

Bags of potting compost purchased - absolutely rubbish

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 10:36

I've bought Clover multipurpose compost, which is lovely, no rubbish in it.

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Plant with furry red stems 
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