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Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 19:51

@ Happymarion. Raised beds are the business, really productive.

My hardneck garlic is falling over

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 20:15

It's not a good year for garlic and as far as I am concerned it is looking to be a poor season all round. Too much rain and not enough sun.

No apples?

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 19:27

My apple tree has set about a tenth of what it usually would. I think cold weather at blossom time kept the pollinators at home.

can you still grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 18:25

If you know someone with  tomato plants, you could pot up some off shoots. They root very easily.

Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 19:55

Just got back from my allotment - very lush. Cut a fine Hispi cabbage and dug new potatoes. Everything is need of a bit of sunshine.  Not have to water for a while.

Gardening in Aberdeenshire

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 18:55

@ obelixx. I have a half allotment in Edinburgh. You're right, I use lots of fleece and  a poly tunnel. I'm lucky to have sheltered sunny site. I tend to start off lots things in modules and grow suitable varieties. Everything is late this year. I expect to get a glut of broad beans and peas, as my second sowings are catching up with my first.


Posted: 12/06/2012 at 19:33

I plant french marigolds, whether they work or not...

Potatoes (again-sorry!)

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 19:48

@Julie J, with main crop potatoes the shaws/haulms/storks are sometimes cut off if blight is spotted. You wait the fortnight before you lift, to let the blight spores die off. With new potatoes if they are the size of a small egg; we have tatties for tea !

Talkback: Growing melons

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 20:31

I thought I might try and revive this thread. I'm growing Emir melons this season in a poly tunnel. Anyone else doing melons? I get the impression they can be temperamental.

Alternative Gardening

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 18:45

Figrat, yes grown on a bit further than you might normally. I'm growing them in 7 cm modules. As summerpots writes, seeds are difficult. is a good site to read about lasagna gardening.

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