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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 22:40


strawberry runners

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 20:17

Crikey !!!!    Well done original strawberry plant !!


dying cherry trees

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 18:45

Here in the northeast all the cherry trees in my local area, and there are many. Have, I've noticed, very few leaves, look blackened and are beginning to drop what little fruit they had, still green. No cherries this year !!  

creepy crawlies in the soil on the allotment

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 19:12

Ok, done a bit of googling and it may appear that the description of the critters given from pennypat are infact geophilidae's, these are the creatures that I see loads of in my soil too.

Small centipedes

spots on spuds

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 18:06

Regardless of what appears to be lost in translation, unless it's a mouldy growth of some considerable size, which I doubt from your description. They are still fine to eat. They've just spent a number of weeks underground - expect some anomalies. 

In fact it sounds like lenticels - natural pores used for the exchange of gas. ALL perfectly natural and safe to eat

Keep calm and carry on eating.

creepy crawlies in the soil on the allotment

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 17:55

Sounds more like a millipede if it got legs - nowt to worry about. No action needed, I have loads in my soil and they don't cause any damage.

Carry on planting and don't worry. hehe

spots on spuds

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 17:08

This is all natural and nothing to worry about. You should after you dug them up. Leave them on top of soil for 30-1 hour, so the skins can dry out.

Potatoes form on an underground stem from the plants main stem, think of lots arms with a potato attached. The seed potato which you describe as " the base of the green stem is discoloured and has nothing on it ". Well yeah, the seed potato was only needed to grow the plant. The potatoes produced don't grow from this part of the plant.

Again, everything sounds fine to me, a part from perhaps a small crop, which sometimes happens. 

small bugs on my lettuce and brassicas!

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 16:51

If the chemical control route is not your thing, just rub them off and give em a gentle hose down, If you don't want to be bothered with either controls next year. Perhaps invest in some good quality horticultural netting and build yourself some cages/cloches which will keep 70% of the pests out. If the netting is looked after, it should last for many years.

I know what your thinking, I'll checkout the pound shop - false economy imo. I bought some fab netting about 4 years ago. Which seemed like an expense at the time. Still got it, still use, still no holes in it. Now thats, valve for money !!!

Erm.. isn't rhubarb leaves poisonous ??

Hydrangea macrophylla

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 23:58

The purple markings together with the scorced edges - looks like the sign of potassium shortage.

Alpine Strawberry plants

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 19:06

Alina's right !! I grew them from seed, no runners.

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