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My Chilli plant is immense, but what about over winter?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 12:15

Hi Pokhim,

Chillis are a perennial plant and you can bring these inside over winter. Just pot them up give them a trim and place them on a north facing window sill and they'll be tickity boo!


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 12:13


Has anyone grown celeriac before or regulary and have any tips on gaining a successful crop?

I've tried growing it for the first time this year and found that although I have some very healthy looking plants, I'm not seeing any real swelling of the root itself! They're still only the size of a small tennis ball.

Apart from Celeriac i've also had problems with beetroot this year with regards to swelling of the roots or lack of as i have found! Everything else is growing great though carrots are a fantastic success and the parsnips are expanding rapidly at the crown, although length wise I wont know till lifting time!



Posted: 17/08/2013 at 01:29

Sorry to say this (well really no I'm not) DON'T BE STUPID! If you are not sure whether they're safe or not don't eat them!

Even putting a bit in your mouth risky! As stated above even the "simple" tests are not to be trusted, and if you did eat a poisonous one don't bank on the hosp having an antidote for them as some don't even have one and you'll suffer an agonising slow death! 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:32

Haha yeah it definitely is a cauliflower plant I bought a pack of them last August and this is the only survivor after the bloomin wood pigeons! Plus I grew some summer cauliflowers and they're identical but smaller, they also produced!

im in too minds whether to leave and prey and dig it out and compost it.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:28

Cheers steephill

I was starting to think the same thing. I've seen a potato fertiliser which I'm going to give a go as the compost in the sacks must be inert by now


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:26

Yeah I've done it. Best putting in potato grow bags which can be moved inside if frost threatens. They don't need chitting as the seeds are kept in cold storage. Plant them now and make sure you keep them watered as the compost dries quickly and is hard to rehydrate after drying. Should be harvestable from end of November.

hope that helps ????


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:21

Mine have been slow also so don't fret. I've had at least 10 fruitlets and all but 2 failed to set. I was told they need at least 100 leaves befor allowing them to fruit!


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:15

I've had this cauliflower growing in the bed since August last year!

 It hasn't produced a head at all. Do you think it will now or won't it? Also why hasn't it????

any clues ?


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:01


I've just lifted the first of my main crop potatoes from potato bags to see how they were doing (king Edwards). I was disappointed to find that although there were tubers they were no bigger than a golf ball!


Any guidance on increasing there size? I water them well as I know this variety doesn't like drought. 

Christmas spuds

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:20

Hey all,

i just bought some Christmas potatoes. Do they need chitting first before planting Like the others?

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