Greenfingeredsmoggy


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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)

slugs

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:39

its true about the garlic yes. Garlic is a natural pesticide and can also be used to treat aphid infestations by infusing it into water (steep crushed cloves in hot water). Spray the solution (now cold) on areas of infestation.

damn things!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 15:38

The wool pellets are very good and harmless to pets try those. The other more expensive but highly effective control is using nematodes just water them in over the ground and it will sort the problem. However to be fully effective you need to treat the area every 6-12wks throughout the season

Carrots not germinating

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 15:31

My carrots have been a bit of a miss up to now. Not for lack of germination but on closer inspection they had been continuously mown of seedling leaves and left as stalks even before emerging through the soil surface. Pesky slugs have been munching undercover. 

What to plant in the greenhouse?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:15

generally over winter you can grow a variety of winter salad leaves, also some carrots but they wont be ready till early spring. You can also grow pak choi if you transplant some late sowings under cover in autumn. 

Celeriac

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 16:31

Hi

I started growing some Celeriac from seed last year and they grew ok through the season but come autumn they were no bigger than a golf ball. 

I left some over winter in the ground and they still look really healthy plants and are throwing out more leaves. 

My question is, can I leave these plants in the ground and carry on growing them this season, or will they become woody?

morello cherry tree

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:48

Hi,

From looking at your picture you have some nice buds along the full length of the branches. Mine however are confined to the tips and bare the rest of the length. Thinking pruning will be required this year and hope new shoots will emerge

Pumpkins

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:15

Hi I'm hoping someone on here is a bit of a wizard when it comes to growing pumpkins.

I tried growing to varieties last year and although they grew an amazing set of leaves, every time I thought a female flower had set it expanded for a week then stopped and rotted off. I even tried artificial pollination too but again the same results, much to the disappointment of the children 

An ideas how to successfully solve this problem. Incidently I grew some marrows too I managed to harvest one decent marrow but the rest failed like the pumpkins. 

morello cherry tree

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:56

Mine didn't do great either last year. although I had an abundance of cherries form, all I got were cherries smaller than a marble. This year the buds all seem to be forming all at the tips of the branches!

Parasene superwarm 4 heater

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:07
Hi, I'm having problems with my heater I just bought. I've followed the instructions for setup correctly but when I light the heater and go back to check it it's either billowing sooty smoke and like a blast furnace I turn it down and go back later and it's doing it again. Again I turn it down and when I check it again it's gone out. I've checked the wicks they're not frayed and were well soaked before lighting. Any ideas how to get this to work properly? Thanks

Discussions started by Greenfingeredsmoggy

Garlic

When to harvest? 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 10:19

Frost

When to plant out 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 21:49

Celeriac

still growing 
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Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 16:49

Pumpkins

How to grow successfully! 
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Last Post: 01/05/2014 at 20:22

Parasene superwarm 4 heater

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 13:07

Celeriac

Small growth 
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Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 06:46

cauilflower

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Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 23:35

potato-size

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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 06:45

Christmas spuds

 
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Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 18:31

Mange tout

 
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Last Post: 17/07/2013 at 23:16

Mangetout

 
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Last Post: 10/07/2013 at 19:02

Cauliflower all leaf no head

Cauliflower problems 
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Last Post: 01/07/2013 at 13:16

Peas

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Last Post: 10/04/2013 at 19:07

Peas

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Last Post: 10/04/2013 at 17:08

Ground Drainage

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Last Post: 18/03/2013 at 16:10
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