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Talkback: How to ripen tomatoes on the vine

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 10:01
Thanks sotongeoff, for your quick response, I will tell him, he maybe lucky with a few.

Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 09:56
Hi everyone, best way to grow carrots is to keep it simple. Get a good size pot or plastic bin with straight sides, (think how long a carrot is then add another two few inches)make a few holes in the bottom for drainage and stand it on some bricks or pebbles how every high u wish just so that water can drain out.
Mix half compost and half garden sand and fill your container leaving a couple of inches at the top and dampen
Make 10mm grooves and put seeds in one every 4inches or scatter sead but very sparingly (less seeds means you wont have to prick out later) and cover lightly with compost. Keep soil moist, if you see two carrots growing together you can take one out or leave them cause one will grow bigger anyway.
If its in spring you can put four sticks around the inside of the container and wrap a layer (about 6inches wide)plastic or fleece around to protect from carrot fly that only flies a couple of feet from the ground, if in summer carrot fly isn't around so no need. Water as needed and check carrot growth by gently moving the soil around the top with your finger to see the shoulder of the carrot, pull up gently as required. Hope this helps.

clematus problem

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 09:22
I have a clematis that grows to about 5 feet every spring then dies back, the same plant grew about 20feet before I moved it out of its pot and into the garden border three years ago. Maybe I will put it back into a pot, gardening is so challenging, but very rewarding which is why we get captured by its spell.

Talkback: How to ripen tomatoes on the vine

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 09:10
I everyone, my friend has tomatoes growing in his greenhouse in very large pots and they have grown into great plants with plenty of leaves and flowers and tomatoes, the only problem is that none of the toms have gone red.
Can anyone tell me what might be the problem ?

Hydrangea Macrophylla.

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 13:59
Hi Jean, be careful because on a garden prog, they said to look for oldest branches to cut down to the ground not all of them.

What animal is this please?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:08
I guess it would be a mouse, and I have seen such holes in my garden too.
My husband has bought me a night camera and we hope to set it up in the garden at the weekend so maybe I can tell you for sure.
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