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weed or veg?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:01

OK, thanks v much for your help 

weed or veg?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:45

Thanks. Not sown any Mizuna so will not eat it as advised and start again. Its odd the only place its growing is one pot and no where else. Many thanks

weed or veg?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:28


 Logged in on pc to upload

weed or veg?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:23

The icons don't appear at all in my phone. Managed to change prof pic to one of the shots. 

weed or veg?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 10:30
I have rather let things go in the garden but it has proven pleasingly resilient. I have lots growing from previous planting. I am now trying to get on top of things again but I am not sure if this is a weed or a veg such as curly kale. Help please! Can someone tell me how to upload a picture?

collecting and storing seeds

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 19:52

ah ok, so what do we have here? this grew from the top of the plants....

the mystery continues....

olives and strawbs

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 19:50

thanks for your reply

yes, we are in a bit of a mess!

the strabs are in various size containers from hanging basket sixe to 45cm pots. nearly all are plastic but one small pot is ceramic.have a small garden so the bed space is for our main veg crop. we've just harvested our root veg and last of the tomatoes etc but we'll be planting autumn garlic and onions in that space.

the olive tree label gives very little information. is more about selling accompanying products (pots, compost, etc) and not care information.

thanks for your help


olives and strawbs

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 18:29


olives and strawbs

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 18:27


over the last couple of years i have tried growing more and more things. it's been a fairly trial and error approach but we've managed to grow and eat most of what we've planted.

the difficulty i've found is in the small details. there is always an amount of assumed knowledge in the information available. and thats where i have questions

there's a few things i'm unsure on. overwintering strawberries: i've grown new plans in containers from my bought plants. first time i've done this. i've taken off all dead leaves and weeded the pots. i've bought some straw and added it to the plants. i am unsure how much straw to add and whether to cover the plants or have the leaves poking through. the small new plants aren't big enough for this really. the last question i have is around where to put the containers. i have a small garden, no conservatory or greenhouse sadly. i do have a leaky garage which is in a block not next to the warmth of the house. i've read advice saying to dig the pots into the soil. and another to store in the garage under a towl. i am really lost where to put them and also when. some articles say if you do it too soon they will not be dormant and will try and grow. how such a simple thing becomes a minefield i'm not sure!

this week i've also bought a olea europea olive tree - bargain £6 as end of the season. i've got a new big container and compost at the ready but i'm not completely sure whether i can keep it outside in the winter. here in Bournemouth we rarely get snow but it does get frosty and cold like anywhere in the uk. do i need to cover it somehow? perhaps one of those fleece covers i've seen for plants? last question. the tree has quite of olives on it. mostly green. what do i do with these? if i take them off will they ripen so we can eat them? i tried eating a purple one but it was definately not ripe- was horrid! there was a great article on this tree on this site. it implies i need to cure the olives somehow. any ideas?!

well, quite a lot to read here - sorry. any help you can give me will be very greatly appreciated.

many thanks


collecting and storing seeds

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 18:25


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