Mark Fawcett

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Onion storage problems

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 15:47

Last year I grew red and white onions on my allotment which did ok considering the dry weather we had through the summer. I harvested them in sept and left them to dry in a warm airy shed. However I ended up having to dump 90% of them as they all developed brown rot from the neck end of the bulb.

I might have expected to lose some especially if it had been a wet summer but to lose thatb amount was bad.

Any body any ideas about what went wrong?

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 09:05

GD is always good but the last 3-4 years I have also grown an American heirloom called White Princess. Its a pale yellow, very thin skinned and sweet with a distinctive lemon flavour, however fruiting can be haphazard which is a shame. Still worth growing IMO if you have the space though.

Help - Massive Bramble problem

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 20:24

Chickens are great for clearing ground, they eat a lot of green stuff and scratch up the soil surface preventing weed seedlings getting started and eating insect pests. Dont bother clearing the ground first, just fence off the area you want to use as a run and let them get to work. When they've cleared the area move the run! 

Help - Massive Bramble problem

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:12

I'd go with the 'a bit at a time' approach as mentioned and possibly looking for a silver lining in that you may get loads of blackberries for crumbles and jams etc from the bits left in. Are they a wild variety or possibly a cultivated one which has got out of hand? 

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