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Sweet pea seedlings

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 13:35

Thanks for your replies, I would have expected slugs or snails to have eaten the seedlings but they are left on top of the compost 😕

There is no slime trail so maybe mice ?

I will try again and this time cover with glass and see what happens. 

Sweet pea seedlings

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 21:20

They look as though they have been cut off at soil level, it's a clean cut with no sign of gnawing.

Sweet pea seedlings

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 13:10

I sowed sweet peas 3 weeks ago, I left them in the greenhouse under cover.

They were growing well but over the last few days most of the seedlings have been broken off and I found them on top of the compost, none have been eaten. 

Anyone have any idea why this would happen? 


My first Beetroot

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 16:48

I harvest my beetroot when they are about golf ball size as I find they have a sweeter taste.enjoy your hopefully first of many beetroots.

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 16:51

I planted peas and broad beans in Nov so have been picking those for a couple of weeks, salad leaves and radish are ready, lots of green strawberries, it's a case of who gets there first me or the blackbirds ! 

What is this plant?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 18:28

Looks like a hardy geranium.

Yellow leaves on cucumber

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 18:05

One of my 3 cucumber plants has died and another one has yellow patches on the leaves. Any advice would be appreciated. 


Tasty Green Cucmbers

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 17:28

I potted on 3 cucumbers, 1 has died and 1 of the remaining 2 has yellow patches on the leaves, I have grown cucumber before with no problems but its not looking good this year. Any advice would be appreciated. 


Tomato plant problem

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 18:21

Thanks for the replies, sorry to be late getting back to you.

As it was so hot last week we did put up shading in the GH but we may have been a few days too late.

As for watering I have the tumbling toms in self watering baskets and I have not started feeding yet as I am waiting for the 1st fruit to set.

Hopefully they will recover as BrummieBen says, once again thanks for taking the time to give advice.

Tomato plant problem

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 19:07

Hi everyone,

I decided to grow my toms in the greenhouse this year after last years awful summer, they look very healthy with lots of growth but the flowers are dying without the fruit setting behind as it should be.

I have tried tapping the plants and spraying with tepid water but still no fruit.I am growing tumbling tom in baskets and sweet n neat in pots.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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