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Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 16:43


Will kitchen cloth roll do or does it have to be paper

Do you put a top on the plastic tub

Mr Fothergills Seeds

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 18:23

I bought all of my seeds from the same GC from Mr Fothergills

These are the germination  results so far

I dug the soil fed it and weeded

Onion - North Holland Blood Red.......10%

Onion - Rossa lunga di firenze...........20%

Parsnips - Countess F1.....................0%

Carrot - Chantenay Red Cored 2........10%

Runner bean - Mercoles....................40%

Is it just me or has anyone else had problems this season

Bee Hotel

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 18:15

First and best as always

Bee Hotel

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:58

I have fixed one to my garden fence which has about 30 cut up bamboo poles in it each about 6 inches long

Several have been blocked off with what looks like soil of differeing colours

I have seen several different types of bees using it possibly brown banded carder bee or a leafcutter bee

? What do the bees and other bugs use it for

Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:52


I sowed all of the parsnips and carrots in their own funnels of sieved soil and compost as Verdun The Master suggested so the lumps of manure will not alter the direction of growth

The beds have had Nematode worms added and I have only just weeded properly as I could not see any sprouting seeds


I have about 5 carrots showing and no parsnips so I will have to leave it for a week and see if anymore grow

I will buy some Marion carrots that can crop all year round

Last two years I have had loads of parsnips

Aint Nature Wonderful !!!

Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:40

I have sown carrot ( 17 April ) and parsnip ( 21/4 )  in a bed I manured about 2 - 3 months beforehand

Carrots....Mr Fothergils Chantenay red Cored 2

Parsnips...Mr Fothergils Countess F 1

No parsnips and only 5 carrots

Comments please Friends

Green To Red Tomatoes

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 13:02

First off the blocks Dove

Good to hear from you

Green To Red Tomatoes

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 12:58

My indoor toms are green

? Do they have to go outside to turn red

Apple Tree Leaf Disease

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 12:56

My neighbours  small and old apple tree...thinks it sa John Smith....has leaves that are turned in and dry and covered in a bit of white and with brown stains

? Any ideas Friends

Runner Bean & Brown Spots

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 12:55

I found this from DoveFromAbove from a previous entry

Sounds like Chocolate Spot - very common on broad beans especially in cool damp summers but doesn't usually affect the eating quality of the beans and doesn't infect any other plants.  I wouldn't worry about adding the haulms to the compost - allotmenteers I know have been doing it for years with no noticeable ill effect.

It is said that it may help to avoid Chocolate Spot if you can plant your beans a bit further apart to allow good ventilation - and of course this is try of other fungal diseases too.

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