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How many apples to leave

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 22:06

Oh, I see.The description of 'a stick with apples' sounds like a cordon. You grow the tree as a single stem. A great way to grow apples if space is tight.


How many apples to leave

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:35

Bev are you growing it as a cordon ?



Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:27

I think it is an iron deficiency. This leads to Chloris - something to do with lacking chlorophyll. If they have a decent amount of fruit on them I don't see any point in grubbing them out.

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:39

Bolted Pak Choi are perfectly edible. If you snap off the flowering shoots you will get a flush of secondary shoots.


Posted: 18/05/2013 at 12:57

I grow sweetcorn in a polytunnel at a spacing of about 45cm each way. They cast little shade and the bush tomatoes,basil,chillies and cucumbers in between  don't seem to mind. Though the corn does need a helpiing hand with pollination.

Golden courgette

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:33

@ Jess, a good courgette for containers is Midnight F1. I've grown it in a 12 inch pot, great for small sunny spots.Needs lots of liguid feed to get a reasonable crop.


greenhouse stawberrys

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:09

I'd give them a liqiud feed as soon as the blossom starts to drop, the grow bags will be pretty depleted by now.

Veg to sow now

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 20:52

If you like a stir-fry, oriental brassicas are easy and sure fire. I'm getting kaillan and choy sum twice a week from sowings I made in the middle of July.


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 21:34

Maybe you are overfeeding/watering?

Is there anything that can go in now for an autumn crop ?

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 19:55

Florence fennel, turnips, dwarf french beans (in the south) and most of the oriental brassicas.You could check out the big seed companies, they will have collections of vegetable plants.

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