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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 14:37

Thanks folks there were lots to take off ... Ive planted natursiums close by they seem to attract cabbage white more have I caused a bigger problem by planting them so close to my brassicas ??? Sorry I feel a bit needy lately  x 

No fruit showing on Butternut Squash in polytunnel

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 09:55

First year growing butternut squash I can only see one fruit at present in amongst an enormous amount of foliage ... Im going to put an upside down recycle bottle to mark the point of the main plant to water into ... lost the plot a bit where the plant started as I mulched with straw as well.   Also  pumpkins in same area ... brilliant ground cover but needs lots of space .  Bit of advice on the male and female flower and what Im looking for would be good folks ... thank you


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 09:45

Great help folks on caterpillar watch today... birdies feast.

Broccoli look sad but hopefully will recover

Only my first proper year on the veg garden .... Im testing out whats good to grow and whats not ... think I need to be looking at protecting more the less hardy or going for more desease resistant plants.  I see some of these allotments with all lovely veg and no protection I was quite disappointed the cabbage white manage to get at the brussels and kurly kale.  Any hints on protecting more would be good.  Thank you my gardening buddies x


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 20:20

I thought I was safe with a net but the cabbage white managed to lay her eggs on my brussels I need to get rid quick ... they have eaten all of the brocolli and very few shoots left.  Any quick ideas please thank you June


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 20:17


I successfully grown this variety this year ... Ive let two of them grow too big def about size of med ball i cut the top 1/4 as a lid and cut out the bottom inner right through the bottom and roast all in the oven  stuff it with roasted veg garlic red onions peppers toms etc and serve with its hat on.  I also use the inners of the corgette put in tin with carrot cellery and onion with your favourite roast I then blitzed with the rest of gravy juices and it thickens my gravy instead of loads of cornflour.     


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 23:11

I notice lots of advice growing Veg.  This is my first year with lots of Veg and although I have had good crops ,, getting it correct for each veg I have found a bit stressful ... Companion planting have brought in many insects needed to get rid of the pests that attack lovely veg.  Also Brassicas ive had to net because of butterflies.

We did get 2 tractor buckets of manure and dug it well into some of the beds...

Also rotating as figetbones said ... you have lots of good advice to follow .... Ive had lots of good advice over the last year from several lovely people on this site.  Enjoy your garden xx

black fly and Green fly

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 10:47

thats interesting will try that one if they persist ... thank you partridge I realised that although Green houses like moisture so do the pests

Do you all throw water on the concrete ground in your Green house to keep it at a good moisture level in the sun ?? This was a tip I heard

black fly and Green fly

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 13:59

black fly and Green fly

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 21:52

Have moved some of them out ... I was hoping the companion planting would work

I thought the Green house was more of  protection but the little blighters still found them.  All seems calm with the soap wash at present will need to keep this up. Vedun how often to I need to do this?

thank you all


black fly and Green fly

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 15:58

cheers Verdun

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