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what are these on my spud plant ?

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 18:25

jeez ! i bit one in half to have a look ... still here

what are these on my spud plant ?

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:57

Found these growing on my spud plant,don't know what type it is maybe king edward. Are they seeds? why didn't i get any on my other plants?



Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:47

Here's a few pic's of my San Marzanos,the ones in the greenhouse are turning red but there's not many of them,the ones grown outside are still green but lot's of em.My first year so not bad still got a lot to learn,will try different varieties nxt year



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 08:42

thx fidget,i asked a few experienced allotmenteers about it and no one new , so i think i'll now claim i grew it as a white cuke experiment might get me some kudo


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 08:12

mornin all ,someone gave me this cucumber(i think) it's pale yellow , cut a small one in half and it's just like a cuke insde , why is it like this? is it a mutant ?

 also here's my first born ..bless


san marzano toms

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 18:13

oh ok thx , very interesting,so no need to feed them anymore ? or maybe every 2/3 weeks?

san marzano toms

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 10:36

Thx all , so should i stop the plant growing ? how do i do that? i nipped the top bud thingy on one plant but it's still producing buds ! i removed quite a few leaves, i've got enough toms coming now for my first year,so would like all the er to go to the toms , cheers


san marzano toms

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:48

morning all ,just wondered when/how to stop my plants from growing.grew from seed ,in the ground now in ghouse got quite a few weird looking toms and still got flowers,have been watering twice a week and fed once a week(twice) my first year on the allotment,do they look healthy ?anything else i should be doing ? cheers


sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:36

Thx very much italophile,looks like i didn't pick the easiest tom to grow(for a beginer) oh well one of many lessons learned in my first year. How will i know if they get BER ? sounds scary

sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 08:39

Thx for your replies.I chose san marzano for cooking, most italian recipes use them(tinned)but wished i'd chosen a few more varieties,but didn't have a greenhouse at the time.Next year i'll try different ones. Thx again

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what are these on my spud plant ?

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