Miss Becks

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My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 09:37

Hi guys, again.

I'm after you great advice again. I've had a tidy round, and lifted all the slabs and layed them a bit better, so now have two little bits at each side as I ran out of slabs, so I can make them into small raised beds.

What do people use to make them? I'm obviously after the more cheaper options, but what sort of things can I use?

Here's a pic of where I'm upto to date:




Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 09:25

Well, I've just checked, and not another mite in sight. Oh well. I'll see how or if it progresses. I've stripped all the tomato plants of fungal leaves, so nothing much more I can do for now. Sun is beating down already.

Thanks for taking a look at the pics Italophile.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 21:37

Leggi, I have four seed potatoes left over outside from some I bought the other day. I've ran out of containers. I know it's not a lot, but I will quite happily post them to you, sealed and in a little box if you PM me your address. Not sure what variety they are, but I do know they are 1st earlies.They look a bit worse for wear to be honest!

Of course, I understand if you don't want to share your details, but rest assured, I'm not a weirdo. Just got spuds to spare!

Brocolli and other brassicas

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 19:47

I must admit, I buy frozen as well, and apart from being a bit softer and not having that fresh 'crunch', I find it perfectly acceptable. It is the prices that have prompted me to try and grow my own this year as well. I have Cauli's, Cabbage, Carrots and Broccoli growing at the moment, but I chose the Early Purple Sprouting broccoli, and that won't be ready until next year now. But it has had an excellent germination rate. Only a Wilkos pack of seeds.


Posted: 23/07/2012 at 19:40

Yes, people probably wouldn't think of mince pies either. Oh my. I knew about the chocolate, but not onions.

Hope your greenhouse plants were ok today.

Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 19:04

I don't think it's your monitor. Might be my camera. Only a cheap and cheerful thing. I've just had a look, and there are no crusty bits. When you rub a spot it's totally smooth all over. I did see a tiny little mite on a leaf though. About the size of a spider mite, but yellowy orange.

Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:17

Just took some pics of the affected leaves for you of the pepper plant.







 Hope these help. yes, I did mean Blight. I saw the brown on the tomato leaves, that's what made me think that.

Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 11:13

Hi Italophile,

Well, you haven't mentioned the 'B' word, so that's a relief! They are all outside permanantly now, but I move them round to get the sun when it's out. But always keep them close together. Do I just pull/tear those branches below off, or should I do a clean cut with my secataurs?

The pepper leave spots aren't powdery, but are a little sunken. When you lift the lift, they are a little translucent. You can just see them on the other side. But it's only that one plant. The other 5-6 haven't got it.

I'll spread them all out a bit, as in the evening, I move them next to a wall by the house, all bunched together on a table. They've only been outside a couple of weeks.They were all sowed later than usual from seed.

Glad the curling leaves are ok though. I only ever fed them once, with a tomato feed, and it wasn't a lot. Maybe 30ml's at the most. They haven't flowered yet as they were late starters, so haven't bothered with the feed, as advised on the forums.




Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 23:41

Gard, I'm going to add onto your thread with my leaf problem, as it has a great thread title and pictures, which people can use/compare for reference if they wish.

I have noticed the last couple of days my leaves getting sort of white/mouldy looking, and today shows signs of brown. On top of that, the leaves at the top have all started to curl inwards. They are in multi-purpose compost. My peppers now have little white spots on the leaves as well if this helps. They are next to each other.

I've added a few pictures. Hopefully someone will recognize what it is for me. Thankyou






 Thanks again.

Becks. xx


Posted: 22/07/2012 at 23:28

Wow Lokelani, I never knew that! I haven't got a dog, but still useful to know.

Gary, no seeds left. They were victim to Jess's butter fingers!

joslow, that would be great! Thankyou!

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