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cucamelons

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:20

I have them in a 4ltr pot you can fit a few in one pot and they're growing very vigorously, already have a fair few cucus forming now. 

Crop rotation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:31

If the garlic has no visible signs pest / disease then I don't see why you cant get away with it this once. Although the soil would require some additional nutrients added as the garlic would have taken these and they both require similar quantities / types seeing as they're the same family.

Ultimately though it is advisable to rotate due to what you have stated and to avoid soil exhaustion. 

Garlic

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 11:14

Hi Vjwuk,

Mine aren't supposed to be showing their bulbs either, I think its a combo of birds pulling them up in early planting and heavy rain washing the soil away a bit. however they have developed well from what i can gather at present. I've concluded these are of the soft neck variety.

Garlic

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:21

Well I'm not sure whether I have hard or soft as I made a rookie error back in October and disposed of the packaging and forgot to write the variety down in my journal. However I've taken a photo to show, I think I should lift? 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48940.jpg?width=629&height=316&mode=max

 

Mangetout and sugarsnap

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:34
Don't nip the tips out just be patient they'll come. I have a 6m row of mange tout sow successionally since beginning of feb and the first 30 plants are producing pods now I had a good staggering of plants over weeks from feb to end of April and all are growing steady and should all crop well.

Garlic

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:31
Thanks welshonion that sounds sensible

Garlic

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:39
Haha!

Not just me then, son think it could be big feet on mine as I've got my veg garden gated off in my garden to keep little people helping with digging when I'm not there. Thanks for the link

Garlic

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:20
Hi all, I haven't grew garlic until this now so don't really know when to lift. I've read you can lift June/July but when is it too early. The thing is mine has showed some signs of leaf yellowing but nothing major, however I have come out today to find the majority are flat to the ground. My wife said it would be a cat has sat on it haha! Would have to be a very big cat! You can see on some plantings that there are some good sized bulbs poking through. Is anyone else thinking of lifting now, I know this season seems to be a bit ahead of itself, even my autumn rasps are in flower!

Any apples yet?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:07

mine are doing great up in the north east. My Redlove Era apple has approx 92 fruits swelling (to be thinned) and my cox orange pippin is also doing great all around 2cm across now

Frost

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:37
Hi all, I've got some cracking courgette an marrow plants growing and are now in cold frames. When would people say it's safe to plant outside in the beds? This winter/spring has got me puzzled! (I'm up north btw)
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