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Latest posts by Leggi

Potato Leaf Tomato

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 17:59
Yeah they are a cordon variety and from what I can gather were grown both outside and in glasshouses.

Welshonion, there seems quite a lot of debate with no definitive answers online, I was really just wondering if anyone on here had a preference either way.

Whats eating my seeds

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:27
Many of my own seedlings and seeds have been eaten by mice over the years, I only have a small garden and already have three cats! I find if you can germinate the seeds indoors before moving them outside it decreases the amount of damage they do, however they will still eat young seedlings (especially young succulent things like sunflowers), so you may need to out smart them on that too. Nasturtiums, for example, can just be sown liberally where you want them to grow and the probability is the little fluffy fiends won't eat every seed sown.

Potato Leaf Tomato

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:24
For the last few years I've grown Alicante, Gardeners Delight or Money Maker toms but haven't been particularly impressed with the flavour, so this year I've gone for a number of different varieties one of which being Essex Wonder a potato leaf variety which was grown commercially up until the mid 50's. Having read various things online I'm wondering if the plants need to be treated any differently to normal leaf types and if anyone here has any tips on how to grow them? I'd also be interested to hear any views on the potato leaf Vs regular leaf debate.

Barlotto beans - to freeze or not to freeze

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 00:43

I'm very jealous, with the weather being the way it was last Spring we only planted a few. Delicious in soups and casseroles. I haven't done it myself but if you want to I'd suggest podding then freezing before drying (and sharing your growing tips )



Wine making

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:53

You two have started early 

Potato problem

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:50

That's the problem I've found trying to grow potatoes for Christmas, it might help if you can grow them in a greenhouse, but outside I've not had any luck.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:39

That's good to know, daytime temps are around 20c with nighttime falling to 13 or so. If they're needing more warmth than that I can bring them in to a small but sunny propagator, or inside of course. 


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 00:53

Thank you both, should I ripen the biggest fruit on the windowsill now then? There's a wet spell coming and I'd like to have one year where blight didn't ruin the entire crop.

Dove, no I haven't removed the tops yet (oops), but there aren't many new flowers so I haven't been too bothered about that. Have taken your advice and only fed every two weeks though.

Next spring the greenhouse will be going up so I hope to pester you both with a whole load of new dilemmas, if you'll humour me!


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 00:08

I wait until a bit later in the year and most GC's push their seed prices right down, this year all of my allotment veg is from 50p reduced packets from the end of last summer (later reduced to 10p). Wilko's and the other low cost stores mentioned already are great too.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 01:07

Picked some lettuce and onions earlier myself. Had a wander around and then picked all the sweetpea flowers for my grandmother. I was heading back to the car when I spotted beautifully plump raspberries, so stopped for a while, had a mini-feast and watched while the sun slowly dropped down below the hills in the distance.

Beautiful things these allotments of ours, both in terms of what they produce and the wonderful moments when they make you stop, listen, admire and taste all the things that we've worked hard for. Bliss.

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