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Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 14:16

Prego!

what is the red chilli for please?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 14:11

Or cold shoulders, if they're of the sweet - rather than hot - variety.

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:08

Could be. If it is, that makes removing them even more difficult without disturbing the surrounding plants.

Might be an idea to feel down into the soil around the roots of the interloper. It will reveal what's underneath.

Tomatoes not setting fruit

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 08:54

Well, they love the heat until it comes to setting fruit. That's the only real issue with heat. Humidity, too, for that matter.

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 08:52

I'd work very carefully if it is rocket. Mature rocket can form a sort of tap root and yanking it unceremoniously might disturb any young beetroots.

Been here - in central Tuscany - for seven years, nadiamaz. Fled Australia to come here. Never regretted it!

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 08:48

Niente!

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 07:56

I'd work very carefully if it is rocket. Mature rocket can form a sort of tap root and yanking it unceremoniously might disturb any young beetroots.

Been here - in central Tuscany - for seven years, nadiamaz. Fled Australia to come here. Never regretted it!

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 07:21

They almost look like rocket leaves.

Tomatoes not setting fruit

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 07:18

You don't need to cross pollinate. They're self-pollinating. Just give the flowers a tap or a brush with your hand. One of the great frustrations for tom growers is flowers not setting fruit. Over-watering and over-fertilising can be a factor. High temps and humidity can also work against fruit setting. We've had a week in the high 30sC here and flowers are shrivelling and dying.

Potato blight

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 08:32

I think you're right. It doesn't seem to have blight's characteristics. Here's blight:

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/9533.jpg?width=279&height=350&mode=max

 

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