Ivyhouse


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Parsnips

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 00:06

I note your comments Bob but I was planning starting a batch in 2 inch peat modules this weekend and planting the whole lot out after germination. If you think it won't work then I won't waste the pots.

Moving rhubarb

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 18:12

I have a rhubarb crown that does not seem too happy where it has lived for about five years. I must have had less than a dozen spindly sticks in that time so I'm going to move it to a new home. The bed is ready now but my neighbour says to leave it until Spring. Surely it would have more chance of establishing itself if I re-plant it now wouldn't it ?

Winter onions

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:52

I've just bought a pack of red winter onions to be planted in the Autumn. Would you say we are now in Autumn or should I leave it a couple of weeks.

Many thanks.

Baby figs

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:14

Thanks all. It seems such a shame to have to trash the crop but I do recall they all drop off over the winter anyway. Mine is a Brown Turkey but does anybody know which variety produces the small fruit suitable for poaching ?

Baby figs

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:18

Not 100% on topic but please stay with me. I recently had a dessert in my local fast pizza chain. Baby figs with Marsala and Mascarpone cheese. Absolutely divine. My fig tree is covered in small fruits about an inch in diameter and there is no way they will ripen now. If I soak them, poach even, in Marsala, are they likely to be edible ?

Many thanks in advance.

 

Pumpkins

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:22

My advice would be not to plant them out too early. I put 5 really healthy plants out last year on May 1st after a week of hardening off and they just stopped in their tracks. One got completely demolished by slugs so I sowed up some more which caught up within a month. I'l leave it until June 1st this time.

Greenhouse glazing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:20

Thanks Lyn. I have managed to retain most of the clips and the little hangers. So you just have glass against metal then do you ? I only plan to use it for summer crops so the draught is not really a problem. If that works for you then I'll give it a go.

Greenhouse glazing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:18

So did I nutcutlet ! I'm on my third greenhouse now in 44 years and they have all had the rubber strip. This frame has no lip to set the rubber on. KEF. Would you not put some form of cushion between the glass and frame before clipping ?

Greenhouse glazing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:56

Dear all. I have just inherited my mother in laws greenhouse. It is about 25 years old and I have to taken it down ready to transport home. My problem is that all of the glass was sealed with something which appears a cross between blue tack and putty. It is still softish so comes off easily enough. Unfortunately the aluminium frame is such that it won't take rubber strip and have trawled the net today for a solution. An idea I have seen is to use silicon sealant but surely this will be fairly permanent and would make it difficult to replace any breakages.

 


 

 

Any help will be gratefully accepted.

Brussell Sprouts

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:50

I have had exactly the same problem. A batch of about a dozen took off in a seed tray in my unheated greenhouse. I potted them on about a month ago and the whole lot  collapsed within a week. Very disappointing.

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