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Shallots

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 09:44

My Shallots dont smell right, and have a dull colour rather than the usual crystal white. Can someone advise what could be wrong?

Shallots

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:13

Last week I picked my first bunch of shallots which were fine and ended up in my Risotto meal. This week I noticed that 2 bunches in the same raised bed appeared to me that the leaves were dying. I took these to bunches out of the bed, and they appeared to be soft to the touch, and did,nt smell anything like the first bunch in fact they had a sour odour to them so ended up in the compost bin . What could be wrong ?

POTATO SEEDS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:06

Thanks for the advice, I will plant this weekend, weather permitting.

POTATO SEEDS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 17:30

I have just checked my Cara seeds in my Garage, stored in a small sack, and they have white stalks about 4 to 5 inches long on them. I do not want to plant out now , but in early June. Can I remove these stalks and store again ready to begin chitting later this month?

Cara Seed potatoes

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 09:10

I have just found one of my 5 kg bags os seed potatoes ( stored in my garage)contained 3 rotten seeds that have caused the rest of the seeds to begin chitting with white shoots up to 4 centimeters in length. I dont want to plant out until the first week in May ( going on holiday this weekend) Can I remove these white shoots and begin rechitting which I normally do by bring the seeds into my outhouse?

Wet Compost

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 20:10

Thanks sotongeoff

Wet Compost

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 19:06

Yes I do layer the compost, But could the problem also be that the bin is in the shade of a Shed for most of the day? And therefore is short of the sunlight even during this Winter. We have had long sunshine here in Anglesey this week, but the the compost bin has been in the shade of the Shed, Should I move the container to open ground on my allotment?.

Thank you for your advice and comments, most welcome, I am new to this gardening hobby and love it, bit nieve though. so all advice is welcome. 

Wet Compost

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 18:04

I thought it had to dry out like the Bags of Compost that you buy in Garden Centres. It has,nt completly broken down yet, The mixture is cold, I thought i would be warm to touch!.

Wet Compost

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 11:21

I have just upturned my compost bin to mix the waste whish I have been collecting for 12 months adding all kinds of household greens etc and ensuring that I have added thin cardboard etc.I was astonished to see how wet the mixture was, and I can only assume that the rain that we had this winter had made the ground water logged. Yes I did water occsionally, but not that much volume, Please can anyone advise on how I can get the mixture to dry out. The location of the compost bin is at the back of a shed, Which means it lies within a shadow most of the day.

Raspberry Canes

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:01

Thanks for the advice, will do.

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Discussions started by HomemanLL

Shallots

Dont look very healthy 
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Shallots

Disease or what? 
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POTATO SEEDS

Seeds have long white stalks 
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Cara Seed potatoes

White shoots on seed 
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Wet Compost

Any advice on drying out. 
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Raspberry Canes

Planting out 
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Cameras 
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Allotment Potato Blight

What to do in 2013 
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