MrsT 12

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How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 16:45

I use a small pair of scissors to nip out the leaves I want to eat so as not to damage the plant. No need to do anything at all to the plant other than pick/snip off what you want to eat. The new leaves grow through quite quickly.

How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 15:48

Hi ommthree, I just cut off what I want off several plants to 'cut and come again', rather than harvesting one plant at a time. Keeps the plants going longer and I get tastier, smaller leaves. I grew Spinach Fiorano F1.

How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 13:23

ommthree, sorry but I have never grown spinach in the winter, just baby spinach through the summer. I grew it in partial shade in a piece of old guttering attached to a fence and it did great. Just used it as cut and come again. 

I am sure winter spinach is not meant to go tall and spindly, so my gut instinct would be to start again. What type of spinach is it you are sowing? 


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 13:16

Fingers crossed ommthree 


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 13:07

I have just finished harvesting the last of my tomatoes for this year - all grown outside in pots or grow bags against a sunny south west facing wall. I never grow tomatoes in my greenhouse. My neighbour does though and each year her crop is never as big as mine, not sure why as I would of thought it would be the other way around 

Excellent crops all summer long from Alicante, Aisla Craig, Principe Borghese and Sweet Millions, however, I would not grow those varieties again. Next year will go back to Moneymaker as they have been the tastiest ones I have ever tried. And maybe a beef tomato and a new cherry tom too.

ommthree, sorry to hear of your tom's not working out this year. Blight can make the leaves on your plant mottled and start to curl up, the stems and branches can start to go brownish and your unripe green fruit will start de-composing. You would definately know it if you saw it.  Don't get disheartened, I can't grow things here that my mum can 2 miles away! Sometimes it is just down to weather, location etc

Music in the Garden

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:48

I must be very boring then as I just like peace and quiet when I am in the garden The birds singing and the sound of water and I am set 

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:43

I am just recovering from food poisoning, and am popping out in the garden for little bits at a time to potter. I feel so much better doing that than sat inside in front of the television. So, yes. I agree, a garden is the best medicine. Even sat inside my kitchen looking out on it makes me feel better 

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:40

My grandmother - 94years old and still as sharp as a pin, but cannot get out anymore .  Monty Don so he can hopefully sort out all my planting mistakes! Nigella Lawson can come and do the cooking. Michael McIntyre for entertainment. Then me and husband make 6 and that's all I can fit around my table 

decorative slate chippings

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:20

Just checked with the local Jewsons and a handybag contains 25kg of slate chippings. Sorry didn't get a price, but you can always haggle a bit with them I have found anyway. Hope this helps

Hi, I want to grow some veg, I have a small list & need advise on when to plant

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:39

Best varieties I have grown potato wise have been Charlotte for salads and Vivaldi for second earlies. I have yet to find a late one I really like, however, I haven't harvested the Sante yet, they are a new one for me this year!

Sorry, I do not grow any of the other veg you listed to give you an idea of varieties for those. Good luck though

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