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Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:04

You can grow them through chicken wire, small holed so that mice or squirrels can't get at them

Harvesting Butternut Squash

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:01

The RHS says to leave them on the plant and bring them inside before the first frost. The skin needs to be very hard for storage, if you can make a mark with your fingernail then it isn't hard enough.

Have you been feeding your plants? The leaves on mine are still very green

Black Eyed Susan

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 10:59

Try and collect some seed so you can grow it next year

Too many chillis

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 10:34

You can freeze chillies whole

Pollination failure in my cucumber plants :(

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:23

You would be better growing something like 'Cucino' which is an all female mini cucumber, bred for indoor growing

Slug Pubs

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:15

You should leave the top of your slug trap sticking above ground level a bit to stop any ground beetles falling in and drowning. Slugs will still crawl up and over the rim


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:12

We got downy mildew on our onions this year, have you checked for that?

Does your Shed have a Name ??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 12:26

Yes, it's called my shed. And the allotment shed is called my allotment shed

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:53

I have read that 'bulb compost' is only needed for planting up bulbs into containers that don't have drainage holes. The kind that are used for forcing paperwhite daffodils and hyacinths indoors. It is a bit of a con as it is pretty expensive compared to multipurpose compost


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:50

Water on Nemasys slug killer nematodes

Discussions started by Fleurisa

Unidentified Plant

Plant with furry red stems 
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Arley Hall and Gardens

Garden Festival 
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Cat sick of catnip turns to cannabis

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Bug Hotel

I'm making a bug hotel 
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