Latest posts by Greenfingeredsmoggy

Mange tout

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 19:24

I posted queues ruin earlier this month about cutting back manger tout after last picking to see if they re shoot and produce more flowers.


Well I didn't get a response so I gave them a chop back and pleased to share that they have re shooted and produces another mass of flowers that are just starting to set! Double bumper harvest for me this year  


Posted: 10/07/2013 at 19:02


i'be just taken the last of the pods off my mangetout, if I cut them back by half will they grow on and produce more flowers?


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 13:18

Try adding a phosphorus rich fertiliser. That will help the developments of roots, as it sounds like the ground is lacking this nutrient 

Cauliflower all leaf no head

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:16

Hey Peeps,

i have a growing (enter drum / symbol sound) with my cauliflower plants. They were planted out last autumn and although they have grew massive leaves there is no heads visibly forming. I've kept them watered well so no drought problems any ideas?


Also my beetroot seem to be extremely lazy as twy haven't grown from the seedling stage and I sown these a couple of months back?



Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 13:33

which ever design you decide. make sure you install a wire mesh / grid underneath. The consequences of not doing this is that you will ultimately have a family of rats burrowing under for a free meal.

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 14:47

Up in north east my red apple tree is already sprouting, however the cox is still looking rather dormant, I have done the scratch test and its still alive.

As for other trees my pear has openned and my morelo cherry is budding nicely. Dont worry its only just started warming up and it depends what variety you have and conditions you are in that determine when they'll burst into life!

keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 14:42

I asked a similar question last week. The answer I got was soak the peas in paraffin. it works a treat doesnt harm the peas and keeps the furry criters away from them. Alternativly you can sow them in gutters indoors and transplant them when they've established, by that point they're not much interest to the mice.



Posted: 10/04/2013 at 18:36
Great advice guys broad beans already in cold frames will move the peas out too.

Thank you


Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:19
I've seen articles telling us its time to start sowing peas outside. Now I've never had the best of luck direct sowing for reasons unknown but I have a feeling a small wiskered squeaker is to blame! Now I started some off in greenhouse on gutter to transplant, when would be the best time to do so as they are a bit more hardy than the beans? Also broad beans ????


Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:08

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