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Latest posts by Madeleine51

Runner Beans.

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:35

 What's happened to the good old Streamline variety of runner bean this year?  Have they become obsolete? Am now regretting not saving the seed from year to year.  Just goes to show, it makes sense to save favourite varieties of seed in case manufacturers decide to discontinue them

 

Autumn planted onion sets

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:16

Hi All

Last autumn I planted some onion sets at my allotment. I was wondering if it would be beneficial to rake lightly and carefully between the bulbs and add some growmore or some other fertiliser at this time. Any ideas?

 

 

Talkback: How to grow pumpkins

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:10
This year will be my first attempt at growing pumpkins and it this might be a silly question but how do you tell the difference between a male and female flower?

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 12:01

Thanks everyone. Don't know about becoming the "expert" but will give it a try. Growing them under black plastic has been mentioned. Will keep and eye out for more info.  Something to mull over whilst waiting for some outdoor warmth (Ha ha).  Oh to get going out there!

 

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 10:39

Hi All. Just been putting pen to paper and planning out my veggie beds for the coming year.  I am wondering about growing some sweet potatoes for a change.  I find they go really well in curries, with and without meat,  and my grandson likes them as mash instead of potatoes. Has anyone got some hints about how to grow them?  I believe they are not related to ordinary spuds so may require some other growing conditions. Any ideas?  Thanks

Veg Growing Plan

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:23

What soil do you use in your tarpaulin type bags for growing carrots?

 

Veg to sow in February...

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 12:15

What size tub do you plant your early carrots in John?

 

growing winter onions

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 11:15

Last week I dug my onion  patch (previously potatoes) and added compost. I read somewhere that onions don't like manure so have always used compost.  Anyway I lightly trod it over after composting, sprinkled the surface with growmore and gently raked it in. I intend to plant out my onion sets after the weekend so the ground has had a bit of a rest and the growmore has begun to activate.  I have done this several years running and it seems to work well. Hope this helps

COMFREY

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 09:14

Thanks Tom and Gary. Something new to try!

Ruuner Bean roots- a problem?

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 09:10

So are you saying that I should not need to re-compost the ground until after next year's brassicas have finished but rely on last year's composting and the nitrogen from the bean roots?

Discussions started by Madeleine51

Harvesting Butternut Squash

Harvesting B Squash query originally posted on Talkback forum in error 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 11:20

Butternut Sqash

Too early to harvest Butternut Sqash? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 23:09

Brassicas - to fertilise or not?

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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 13:32

Companion planting

Ideas needed for companion planting for fruit and veg 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 23:43

Bamboo canes

Extending the life of bamboo canes 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 19:44

HEATED PROPOGATOR

I have recently inherited a heated propogator which has no instructions.  
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 08:18

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 
Replies: 19    Views: 1750
Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 07:30

Outdoor Cucumbers

Replies: 15    Views: 677
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 21:19

To Manure or not to Manure

Runner Bean patch 
Replies: 6    Views: 430
Last Post: 18/10/2013 at 21:55

harvesting-butternut-squash

Replies: 3    Views: 438
Last Post: 12/08/2013 at 23:13

BROCOLLI/CALABRESE

Replies: 1    Views: 433
Last Post: 09/07/2013 at 16:41

Lupins

To cut back for more flowers this year, or not? 
Replies: 3    Views: 359
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 22:52

Autumn planted onion sets

Replies: 1    Views: 448
Last Post: 30/03/2013 at 22:47
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