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Cleaning Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:42

Thanks for that link ernie, rang them and they say it stains polycarbonate but recommend Path and Patio cleaner which does not

Cleaning Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:03

Bought first greenhouse last year, recomended to clean it with Jeyes fluid but the precautions on the tin say do not use on polystyrene. I know its not exactly the same but does anyone know if its safe to use?

Yellow Aubergine

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 19:06

Has anyone any idea why my Melanza Violetta di Firenze aubergine has turned yellow? It started off purple at the bottom and white at the top, grown in my greenhouse but when we got cold nights I brought it indoors and put it on the windowsill and its gone yellow. Never grown one before so no idea. Its still very firm and shiny.

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Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 19:35

Thanks for your help everyone, Suttons have E mailed me, they are going to have a look at the pictures to see if they can identify the problem. Overfeeding may be the reason, I'm a novice at growing veg (except tomatoes and beans) so maybe I was too kind!

Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:20

Added growmore at the thinning out stage. The lettuces were sown in a propagator that came as a kit complete with compost etc. The radish were sown in a tray then thinned out.

Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 20:26

J. Arthur Bowers Traditional potting compost (Professional grade). I'm growing the lettuces in plant pots and the radish in a a window box type trough usually used for flowers. I've added a bit of Growmore but nothing else.

Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 19:19

Ive just checked the 'Help' topics and it states our site will resize your pictures for you. Quite clearly this isn't working.

Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 19:15

The system says my pictures (jpegs) are too large, then when I compress them it says incorrect file type. Ive tried about a dozen times, it just will not let me upload them.

The growths are yellow blobs on the lettuce but more grey on the radish

Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 18:41

I got my first greenhouse last year and my daughter bought me seeds for all the veg she likes. I've planted 'Webbs Wonderful' lettuce and 'Scarlet Globe' radish in pots (both from suttons seeds), and virtually all of them have developed strange looking growths on the stems. Many of the radishes have developed two bulbs as well, and the lettuce are stringy. I've shown a couple of friends who have been growing veg for years and they've never seen it before. I bought good quality compost from a local garden centre as I tried supermarket stuff and it was poor quality.

I've tried to put some pictures on but the system will not accept my files for some reason, so help with that as well would be gratefully received.

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Cleaning Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Is Jeyes fluid ok to use? 
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Last Post: 31/10/2012 at 15:43

Yellow Aubergine

My Aubergine has gone a strange shade of yellow 
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Last Post: 14/10/2012 at 22:34

Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

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Last Post: 30/04/2012 at 19:35
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