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Growing On Shallots & Garlic

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 18:03

Thanks Phillippa Smith 2

I am using the "comparison method " for other veg to see which is the best for Me Plot





Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:45

I have tomatillo plants near where the mystery fruit have been deposited and the tomatillo fruit is very similar to the potatoe fruits so the mystery deepens

Growing On Shallots & Garlic

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:19

I bought some garlic and shallots on line and they have grown well this season

? Can I save some sets and garlic cloves and grow them on again and if so can this be done each year

I dont think it can be done with ordinary white onions

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:31

Just re read my original posting and it should be 6 foot.x 6 foot by 18 inches high

The scaf boards are 11 foot 9 " long so hence the dims

Its just for veg

I built one last season and the carrots and garlic were brilliant but I wanted advice and input from the GW Experts as its going to cost a bit to fill it and I can then adjust the current one

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:29

I have some scaffold boards that I will cut up to create a raised bed 6" x 6" by 18" high

and I will use black membrane  to form a barrier at the bottom to stop weeds

? What should I fill it with and why and to what height please


Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:25


Your opinion is valued and very helpful and full of ideas new to me 

Thank You

Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:20

No children " apart from me "

I had a squirrel at the bottom of the garden about a year ago that was very persistent in trying to steal the bird seed from a feeder

Perhaps he tried one and lost interest

Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 10:09

I have found about 10 of these tomato like fruits on the soil near some potato plants that I have left too long in the ground

They look like they have been collected together

? Do we think Mr Squirrel has been at work and was going to bury them

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:09

Thanks Bob...........I thought perhaps I had asked Stupid Question No 12 !!

Ponds - When to Clean it Out

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:49

I have a pond at home with mature yellow irises and it has been in situ for @ 11 years .........6 foot by 3 foot 

? When is the best time in the  season to take out the plants , reduce them , clean it and restock

There are still some tiny froglets in the grass on the lawn

Advice please friends

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