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Courgettes

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:47

I find courgettes give a crop in the most difficult conditions. I grew them last year in pots and then again this year in the ground. Been pleased with the results in both. I'm growing marrows now!

I don't really know a lot about growing veg but any preparation that you give to the soil this year is bound to help any of your crop for next.

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:42

Hi Lily

white mouse

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

Great pictures fidget, don't know whether it's an escapee or an albino wild one. I bet you were surprised at seeing him! I nearly trod on a mouse last night, they do move really fast.

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:23

Think that £5 is a very good starting price, they can go for quite a bit of money. Be worth keeping an eye on the bidding and then swoop in with your best offer. They are  heavy, is it postage or buyer collect?

Slavage yards are great places to visit even if it's just for a look around. The one I've bought from in the past do really reasonable delivery rates as well. Don't forget the humble carboots, there's still bargains still to be had.

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:14

Only just started veg this year, will have some runners spare at some point

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:46

Great that's what I was thinking, thanks

Enchinea

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:38

I find these difficult plants to grow and over Winter. There's a lot of leaves on it ,I'd be guided on the size of the root growth.

If the roots has filled it's pot I would be tempted to plant it out given the warm weather so they have time to get down deep in the soil. It's not a popular view but a very thin barrier of slug pellets would give it all the protection that it needs, be it now or next year

 

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:26

Don't know if I'm honest, to me it makes sense to keep the seeds of strong/well performing plants.  I was sure I collected cupani last year but the flowers  that grew didn't look like them at all. 

You can do both.

My plants were sown in the Autumn last year in muddy soil, outside with complete neglect and they have done really well. I will be saving the seed

 

 

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:13

Hi nut the vinegar is spice flavour, Non Brewed Condiment. 4.5% acidity. I had my doubts about the fridge, I've pickled some beetroot earlier this month and my thinking is that vinegar is the ultimate preservative. So they are just in top shelf in my kitchen cupboard. I suppose I was a bit worried as they are eggs.

From what you're saying it sounds like I'll be alright to just pour the cold vinegar over the eggs and then just chuck a chilli and some peppercorns in with them.

Thanks for your tip about the garlic, I did buy some of that as well

 

 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:56

I've got loads of surplus white Honesty seeds, feels such a shame to waste them.  If anybody wants them, please pm me and I'll send them 2nd class

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

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Sweet Rocket

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Move it now?

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How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

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