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Tomato growing tips

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 00:39

no blight at all this year, outside or in greenhouse. Massive yields of moneymaker (bit bland tasting) also Sungold which was gorgeous. Outside toms this year were put in large pots and not grobags, also those in greenhouse, much better and retained water really well.  Our 10 yr old grandson grew the moneymakers from seedsticks which he got at an eco-centre in Wales last year. You push the matchstick like sticks in the compost (the seeds are stuck to the ends)  voila - seedlings thru very quickly, wish there were more available like this (only £1 per packet by the way)  we grew marigolds as usual and put them around the base of tomato plants, I never spray my plants, only water mist the leaves sometimes, no chemicals whatsoever and as I say no bugs or blight, don't know why


Posted: 06/07/2012 at 21:03

got bitten very badly last week (Shropshire)  bought a clicker thing from Aldi which gives a tiny  shock each time pressed and really helps the itching and swelling,   very good.  So now I make sure I have anti-mossie prep on before I venture outside !!   

baffled by strawbs and a mystery plant

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 15:39

I think your mystery plant is a rocket (lovely in a salad!)  We suffered a bit of  similar damage to strawberries and discovered it was the pigeons so all the plants are netted up now.  I have to say I have suffered an attack of woodlice in one our strawberry barrels and this is a continuing problem - any ideas please - we are just using ant powder - not sure if this the right thing to do.  By the way have you put any straw for the berries to rest on, this helps prevent some of the rotting

Gardeners World NEC show

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 20:22

Any information re.hotel/show package.  We live in rural Shropshire and would like to stay over and then we could have 2 days at the show because 1 is not enough.  Overnight stay would be good. 

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