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Chilli peppers!!!

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:40

So jealous of these big chilli plants. I have several pepper plants that are ok size but my chillis are only 1 inch tall smallest and 4 inches tall , planted in March took around 2 weeks to just over a month to germinate in the warm airing cupboard only potted on once.

They are called jacobs coat chilli but cannot find any info on the net on this variety, supposed to be varying colours of the rainbow am beginning to think will have to over winter and wait for next year to get a single chilli pepper . If i had known they were this slow would of planted all ten seed not just 5.

flowers failing to open

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:28

Hi Kef

Thanks for the info you made me feel better; my courgettes have flowered and first few have been tiny stayed smaller than my little finger for well over a week possibly two weeks picked off today, feeling more positive now.

Potatoes falling over

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:16

My potatoes are in bags and some have begun to tumble over at just above soil level, when the first lot fell over i thought something had hit them like a kids ball had been kicked in the bag but several bags of spuds have now begun to just flop over just above soil level.

Is this normal the bags feel mildly damp but not soaking so due for a water tonight.First lot fell over in the week and had not long since been well and truly watered.

Strange branches on tomato plant

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 18:08

I have this problem with my black Russian toms a shoot with flowers then leaves at the end not sure if i should leave the leaves or not . Its not a side shoot but not really a flowering fruiting shoot its just odd but then so are the flowers they look more like minature dalia flowers than tom flowers.

I am falling in love with my Black Russian its so unusual and the most amazing Tomato it lives in my bedroom , and gets more attention than my husband.

I think i will go home today and trim my Tomatoes leaves.

Rasied bed walkway problem

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 17:51

Built my raised beds this year on a budget. The area used to be membrane and bark chippings for the kids (now grown up) play equipment.

I used the membrane inbetween the beds and bark chippings.

Would of originally loved lawn as looks nice or slabs as look so clean cut but now I love the bark chips .

Bark chips are soft to kneel on , I live on my knees in the veg patch lately.

When its wet the bark chips are not slimy or muddy and dry quickly.

Most weeds dont seem to want to grow in the bark chips and what does i crawl all over and squash.

And last but not least if i spill a tiny bit of compost it dosent need to be cleaned up although big spills still get cleaned away.

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 17:32

Thanks for all the tips not sure about the miricle grow never have been to be honest. But will deffinatly top up with blood fish and bone.

Looks like i got it right to start with as all raised bed area were dug out completly 6- 8 inches filled with well rotted farm yard 4-6 inches and then re filled with sieved soil then stirred in a quantity of goat manure 1/2 an inch and then with purchased soil 6 inches to half fill the beds. Planning on topping up next year with more of the rotted stuff or some goat and more purchased soil.

Might just do a sprinle of blood fish and bone later in the summer and feed the pots and the squash with tom food.

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:10

Magnesium , potassium i read these words all the time this plant needs magnesium that needs potassium but no one ever says this food is good for x veg as it has magnesium or potassium. I think this is where my confusion started and my brain went blank whilst my eyes glazed over.

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:01

Verdun thanks for that

Can I use fish blood and bone on all my veg ?

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:22

Hi Allan and thanks , I saw that episode , but what can I feed now, I think i would rather buy a liquid feed for simplicity.

I have seen on marshalls seperate brassica feed, onion feed ,pelleted manure , potato feed and so on do I need to buy a different feed for every plant or is there a make of feed that will do most veg and what are the exceptions.

Then they also have enhanced seaweed food, sulphate of potash, super phosphate , epsom salts. which do i need and which plants do i give this to.

My dad used to give me a bottle of tomorite and a bag of sprikle stuff stick tomorite on fruiting and other stuff else where  easy but when i look on line its so complicated. It seems to be this likes acidity that alkalinity high nightrates low this high the other and my brain is exploding.

What can I buy to feed onions, brassicas , and spuds do i need different things or is there one thing that would suit all.

I will try the comfry and nettle stew but thats for next year.

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 09:55

I have just started growing veg after a 15 year break but unlike last time when I only grew tomatoes , caugettes potatoes and a few runner beans and had my Dad to call on for his fountain of knowledge this time I am growing a huge variety and I am now feeling lost without Dad around.

I am now feeling totally lost .

I am feeding the caugettes and the tomatoes and Aubergines tomarite.

But what do i feed the leeks and onions and potatos that am growing for a first time in sacks.

I also have cabbages and pumpkins and celery and celariac and sprouts and brocolie and cauliflower and cucumbers and carrots and beetroot and peppers and sweetcorn and a few other bits and bobs .

Yes have probally jumped in at the deepend and should of taken it slower , but I have lost several relatives recently and I just feel closer to them in the veg patch.

What do I feed this lot and more importantly what should i avoid feeding .

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