MuddyFork


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Virginia Creeper

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 14:59

Roundup should be able to kill this off, not sure if it is available in France.  You need a weed killer containing Glyphosate which will be taken up by the plants and kill the roots.  It only works when the plant is actively growing and may take a couple of goes if the foliage is dense.  I would try cutting down all the foliage and then in spring next year gong over the new growth of weed killer.

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 12:58

The ripening banana gives of ethylene gas which helps the tomato to ripen so not sure that just the skin would have the same effect

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 15:07

I have put a ripe banana on the growbag my tomatoes are growing in and they have now started to ripen.  Worth giving it a try.

Sedum Purple Emperor

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 15:16

Check the base of the plant as I have problems with vine weevil grubs eating the roots of my sedums

Red Onion Sets

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 17:15

Why not try out both ways?  Use the ones that have bolted for freezing as they won't keep so well and dry the others off.

Veg to sow now

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 14:17

Some of these are quick growers so you could get another harvest this year.  I have just sown my third batch of beetroot and will probably harvest them towards late October, depends on the weather.

potato sack compost

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:38

You shouldn't use it for potatoes again to avoid disease buildup.  What I do is refill the bags with soil from my veg plot and  put the used compost there to replace what I have just taken.  I add chicken manure to improve the fertility.

What's wrong with these tomatoes?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 12:03

I'd pick them as they ripen, cook them and freeze for use in sauces later in the year.  At least that way they don't go to waste.

What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 16:29

Slugs don't touch them in my garden

Lemon tree

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 13:37

Lemon trees do lose leaves throughout the year but you should check the underside of the leaves just where they connect to the branch as you may have scale insect.  They are small flat round shapes.  If you have them you need to remove them, gently rubbing with your fingers should do it for a minor case.  I'm not sure if there is a chemical solution available

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