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Okra and Melons4

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:35

Hi Bekki,

Thanks for the tips. The pound shop idea with the canes is a good one. I'm thinking that if get two for the sides and one for the top then bind them together it may do the trick. I'm also interested in something more permanent but its worth a go isn't it. I've just read that okra can grow from 2-6ft!

Greg 

Okra and Melons4

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 09:02

Hi,

Amongst the seeds I have bought this year are Okra and Melons. I have an allotment and live down South. It ma be a little bit hopeful to get a crop but has anyone got any ideas o links to help increase the chances? I can start them off in my south facing conservatory but eventually would need to plant out. 

I have been considering putting together some kind of frame to help keep the heat on the plants. It would have to be easy-ish and cheap-ish.

All ideas and hints welcome.

Greg

Cavalo Nero

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:13

Oh right, the leaves are looking ok. Do they start to taste a bit funny then? I know when leks bolt they become woody.

Cavalo Nero

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:49

Hi,

I have several that now have flowers on them.

Today I'm going to dig them up to make room for other plantings. Does anyone know if the leaves will still taste ok? I dont want to waste them but also I dont want to pick / freeze them if they taste a bit bitter or manky.

Thanks

Greg

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:07

Hi,

I've just picked and podded some peas. There are too much for tonights dinner. I'm thinking that freezing the rest would be best. Is it preferable to blanch them prior to freezing or not?

Greg

Broad Beans Ready

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:22

Right, I'll give that a go. I live on the South Coast. Like I say the pods themselves are a fair size. I guess they just havent filled out inside.

Tomatoes

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 19:14

Why not try all three? That way you can compare and see what comes good.

Broad Beans Ready

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:31

Hi,

Is there a way to tell if the beans are ready when they are still in the pod? I've opened a few big pods and the beans themselves are a bit on the wee side. Seems like a bit of a waste.

repositioning brocolli

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 19:48

Yes you are right it is cropping now so I'll leave them as they are - thanks for the advice

repositioning brocolli

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 19:02

Hi,

I have two puple sprouting broccoli plants that are about a foot and a half tall each. They are the only two survivors in a raised bed. I would like to dig them up and move them to a different part of the allotment to free up the space.

Does anyone know if this is safe to do so without damaging the plants?

Thanks 

Greg

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