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Latest posts by Madeleine51

Outdoor Cucumbers

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 10:26

Thanks Forester.  I will be very interested to hear of any successful varieties. I don't get up to the allotment every day ( assume they need watering daily if there is no rain) so I shall probably try some in the garden so I can keep an eye on them.

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 09:45

Hi All on this cold and frosty morning!  I have read several discussions on these forums on good and bad composts to buy.  My question is, does anyone out there use homemade composts using sifted garden compost  (and additives?) to sow their seeds and pot up in the greenhouse?

Outdoor Cucumbers

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 09:28

After reading a discussion on growing tomatoes and cucumbers together in a greenhouse, has anyone had success in growing outdoor cucumbers and if so, which variety?

Butternut Squash

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 10:55

The bacon, tomato and cheese idea sounds yum, Bob!

 

Butternut Squash

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 10:52

Look at the BBC Good Food website which is full of ideas.  Just type Butternut Squash or whichever ingredient you want to use up into the search slot and hey presto! (Great for courgette recipes!!) 

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 09:11

Thanks Pam and Bob. Yes 10 plants from the link you sent me.  That could do for the first time.   I  wonder what the opinions are about growing  the plants as opposed to the slips way?

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 21:11

Hi All

Thanks for your replies.  Your crop looks good LL.  Which variety did you grow and how do they compare taste and texture-wise to shop-bought ones?

 I am sorry to say that, despite my posing the question here, I never got around to planting sweet potato this year which is a shame as it sounds as if it would have been a good year weather-wise. But I am currently planning my allotments for next year so will plan to an area for them.  Is it a case of not planting them where potatoes have been grown the previous year?

 

 

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:01

I usually like to plant a batch of sets at the allotment at this time of year  I know the theory is that you don't gain anything by it and that both new year and autumn varieties harvest quite close together in the end but I hate seeing bare soil over the winter months,  But Bob's routine sounds rather good.  Only problem is, I have too many things on the go in the greenhouse at the beginning of the year.  I presume you are not talking about starting off with modules in autumn Bob?

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:46

I wonder where the "thou shalt not add manure or compost" theory came from then

To Manure or not to Manure

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:43

Thanks for that advice Fidge and Bob. I suspected that that would be the case.  I will certainly make some nettle brew next year but will be starting with growmore as per usual.  Would comfrey brew be ok to use later too?(anther one I intend to make)

 

Discussions started by Madeleine51

Harvesting Butternut Squash

Harvesting B Squash query originally posted on Talkback forum in error 
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Butternut Sqash

Too early to harvest Butternut Sqash? 
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Brassicas - to fertilise or not?

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Companion planting

Ideas needed for companion planting for fruit and veg 
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Bamboo canes

Extending the life of bamboo canes 
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HEATED PROPOGATOR

I have recently inherited a heated propogator which has no instructions.  
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Homemade Cloches

How I make my own mini polytunnels 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 15:08

What are people sowing right now?

Seed sowing in greenhouses in early Feb 
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 20:53

Compost for sowing seeds

Does anyone out there make their own compost for sowing seeds 
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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 07:30

Outdoor Cucumbers

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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 21:19

To Manure or not to Manure

Runner Bean patch 
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Last Post: 18/10/2013 at 21:55

harvesting-butternut-squash

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Last Post: 12/08/2013 at 23:13

BROCOLLI/CALABRESE

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Last Post: 09/07/2013 at 16:41

Lupins

To cut back for more flowers this year, or not? 
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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 22:52

Autumn planted onion sets

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Last Post: 30/03/2013 at 22:47
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