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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 15:35

It's usually genetic, Mick. Some varieties have thicker skins than others. Romas and other plum varieties, for example, have thick skins. Temps and watering practices are sometimes said to be a factor but I've never found it.

Carrot Problem

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 13:49

Ah, now I see. I've had things like aphids and other sucking pests do that sort of thing to carrots.

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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:13

Your schoolgirl Latin will come in handy. Italia Post only employ tortoises with degrees in Classics.

which veg garden planning methods do you use?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 18:57

Despite all best intentions ...

... haphazard.

New site - bugs

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 16:36

Now I'm getting random notications. Some, not others.

Deformed beans

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 16:35

The only time I had anything like that - they were more the V-shape than the curly ones - I was told it was a pollination problem. I don't know how true it was.

Carrot Problem

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 15:02

Frazzled how? A bit more fern-like? If so, could be staring to go to seed.

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Posted: 29/08/2012 at 06:50
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Thank you so much - the builders start work on our roof and soffits tomorrow; I'll warn them that I'm expecting a  package any time now - they can put it somewhere safe for me when they come in to mak their tea and Hobnobs.  

Don't hold your breath. You forget that we're relying on the Italian postal system. Yet to discover technology such as those new-fangled things called aeroplanes, they use mainly tortoises on crutches.

New site - bugs

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:24

I just got one too. But not yours. This site's software is flaky. Sometimes the quote option doesn't work, ditto the link option, and enough said about the email notifications.

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Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:20

I had about 154. It might have started working again. I got notification of your message. You should await the postman's knock, too. Or his bell. Or however he announces himself.

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