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End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:28

Work never stops in the garden just the focus changes with the seasons. Weeds keep growing, digging and manuring to do, some late planting esp the rhubarb to move in November. No life goes on in the veg patch all the year . Also have a few hundred daffs to re-plant. Garden shed only half cleaned up to-day.

Don't forget to collect the leaves!

scabby potatoes

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:26

Scab in potatoes is  a sign of soil which is a bit on the alkaline side of neutral. Potatoes like most veg prefer soil on the acid side. It looks terrible but they should store ok and taste fine, the scab is only in the skin. It is a problem i am only too familiar with but we were eating our own main crop (Rooster) until April.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 22:05

First time ever to make wine this year. used 10 kg of strawberries to get juice to fill 4 demi-john. nearly ready for bottling. Think it will be strong!

potato scab

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 21:37

Not sure of your plans for next year broad bean but don't forget about crop rotation.

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:58

Been a very mixed summer here in Tipperary. Started off great with a bumper crop of strawberries and rhubarb before that. The veg did great so far, garlic picked and the onions are coming on nicely. But it has been cool of late and this has lead to blight  in the spuds dispite spraying on a weekly basis.

Hopefully the rain showers of late will pass and a late autumn flurish will ripen the few apples and raspberries

Rhubarb

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:24

I agree with  Fleurisa the pots above are too small for a harvestable crop. A tub big enough to hold a borrowfull of farm yard manure would be needed me thinks.

Rhubarb

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:48

COGIE rhubarb will grow in pots of compost but require a lot of care an watering.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55412.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

 These three were too small to sow out last winter and were kept in pots to go out this winter. Don't know if it would be practical to keep them longterm in pots. But if you have no space then have a go.

Raspberry Plants

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:47

Raspberries fruit on second year wood, make sure you are not cutting down this years growth.

Potato problem

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:37

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53356.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

 Are your spuds like this. Scab caused by too high Ph .

Flowering Rhubarb

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 23:10

When were they last lifted and separated? That might cure the problem for next season.

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