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Latest posts by MuddyFork

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:12

Newbie, mine were Vega F1 from T&M.  Germinated in 2 days in the warm, you have been warned 

baby corn

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 16:38

Alan you must harvest them as the tassels appear do not leave them like ordinary sweetcorn for the tassels to brown.  If you do the cobs will have started to swell and they are awful.  I get about 7-8 per plant and after my first bad year I've been very successful with them.

Got any 'ose?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:24

Tina in the past I have had to get large plants out of pots and here's a idea for you.  Lay the pot and plant on it's side.  Sit down next to it and put your feet on the pot rim.  You can now try and pull the plant out.  If you have crocks in the bottom of the pot it is sometimes possible to put something onto the drainage holes and push against the crocks.  If you can find a volunteer to help one can pull and the other push.

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:14

Thanks guys, I sowed at my normal time but forgot about the pot in the airing cupboard for 2 days and in that time they had germinated and reached about 3 cms tall.  My own fault!  I shall continue to mollycoddle them until the warm weather arrives. 

Chilli, I thought I'd read somewhere about them hating damp stems so hence my question.

 

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 16:53

B for Bluebells.  Slugs thankfully ignore my Astrantia

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:03

Thanks, I'll go ahead and do it.

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 10:23

My cucumber seedlings are leggy because I left them in the airing cupboard to long.  When I pot them on could I bury some of the bear stalk?  It works for other plants such as tomatoes but would it work for cucumbers?  At £3.99 for 4 seeds I don't want to risk losing these seedlings.

What tree is this?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 16:24

I don't think it is a tree but could be the climber Trachelosperum jasminoides.  Does it have white flowers?

Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 16:16

I always put my peppers into the airing cupboard as it's really warm in there.  Peppers germinated in 4 days this year.  Make sure you cover the tray to prevent drying out and check daily.

Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 13:15

Do you need to use a mower/strimmer near this lean to?  If you do there is always a risk of a stone being thrown up which could break the glass if it goes to ground level.

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