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New site - bugs

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 11:34

Yup. I'm getting about 50%. Got yours!

Uploading pictures

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:48

Click on wherever in your forum post you want the image to appear.

Click on the Tree. It will open a window that lets you choose between your computer and an external site for the image you want to post. It is set by default to your computer. If the image is on your computer, you have to know where it's stored on the computer. Click Select and navigate to where the image is stored. Select the image. Click Upload. Then Save.

The image will appear in your post where you clicked for it to appear.

New site - bugs

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:44

Ah well, too good to be true. Back to random notifications.

Talkback: Tomato blight

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:41
Glyn Hodges wrote (see)
Having lost all of my outdoor tomato plants this year through "Blight" should the ground be treated before trying again next year, and, if so, what with and when?
Help appreciated. Thanks.

Glyn, common tomato fungal problems - Early Blight, Septoria Leaf Spot, etc - aren't soil-related. The spores travel in the air. Some of the spores will fall from the leaves to the soil during the season, but, as I posted above, you can turn over the soil and bury them. Any of the same fungal problems that turn up next year will arrive through the air.

The blight that attacks both toms and potatoes is Late Blight. Late Blight spores, unusually, don't live on in the soil on their own. They only remain an ongoing problem if infected toms - or potatoes - are left lying around.

There is, though, as Phil says, an argument for not planting in the same ground in successive years. There are some diseases - mainly viral - that can live on in the soil.

Greenhouse after tomato blight

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:31

Great idea to grow outdoors if you can, Phil. Greenhouses can be incubators for so many fungal problems for toms.

Asparagus Seedlings

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 09:14

Sounds fine. I prefer them in the ground, that's all. The only time I used pots, the pots weren't big enough. I was a dill.


Pruning Lemon Tree

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 06:58

They can take up to 10 years or more, Flangie, with no guarantee they will fruit.

Asparagus Seedlings

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 06:48

Where did you plant them, Hayley? They would be better off in the ground, cut back in winter, mulched for protection, transplanted into the asparagus bed next spring.

New site - bugs

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 06:12

I got notification of that post, Bev. Seems to be working at the moment for me. But we'll see.


Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:19

The ones that aren't swelling probably weren't pollinated or pollinated properly. They usually shrivel up and fall off.

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