Paul H

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Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:42

OK, So I grew around 6 Broccoli plants - theyve all been destroyed while I was away for just a week! They look to be still alive and green, however there are massive holes everywhere on every leaf. It looks as though most of the caterpillars have migrated.... a few remain, which I have got rid of FAST upon my return

First question
What is the recommendation for some kind of pest control? Spray or otherwise.

Second Question
Ive cut some of the stems down a bit because it literally was just that.. a stem with a completely eaten leaf on the end of it. Can I cut most, or all of the eaten leaves off it, and still keep it alive? There are new leaves appearing so they are still alive...

Any advice appreciated


Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 09:43

Thanks for all the advice

I harvested the lot, and yesterday used two of them in a stir fry. They were still pretty good, on par with supermarket bought Pak Choi anyway.

Ive also sown some more in place, I think I may have to sow them every 4-6 weeks for a constant supply!

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 08:37

Hi all

My Pak Choi has flowered little yellow flowers. Ive got around 8 of them, and over half of them have done this. Im sure they were not like that 2 days ago, but I guess thats all it needs

They were planted in a small greenhouse (seed tray) in late March and then potted about 6 weeks ago where theyve shot up

Question, are they now not edible? And could I harvest the seeds from them for next season?

If they are edible, should I get them out now? They are nowhere near as bushy as the supermarket ones, which I kinda was expecting!

Additional question, can I still sow Pak Choi in seed trays at this time of year, or is it too late?

Thanks in advance!

Plant ID required

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 10:24

Excellent, time to reclaim a pot. Cheers guys

Plant ID required

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 09:41

Anyone have any idea what this is?

The little paper/label in there says 'mint', however it doesnt smell like it - possibly too young?

My wife planted some seeds late last year, but she doesnt remember what they were and they didnt appear until about a month ago

Any help appreciated



William Morris principle?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:16

nutcutlet,thanks for the reply

I guess this principle is best used when your garden is full of flowers, less so when its not


William Morris principle?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:14

ok, this makes sense. Thanks fidgetbones

I dont read many books, but this sounds like common sense to me, I like everything to be useful - hence (primarily) growing fruit/veg

Thanks again


William Morris principle?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:02

Hi all - newb gardener here, just got my own house with garden of good size. Growing a lot of stuff, mainly veg - leaving the flowers to the wife!

To the point

Ive been reading this forum a lot lately, and one thing that ive noticed in a few of the threads is... the William Morris Principle

Ive searched for a description of what it is, and so far ive only been able to ascertain that its some kind of design? or maybe a specific procedure/ruleset for the garden?

Can anyone give me a good resource on what this priciple is?

Im keen to get the maximum out of my garden in the future and am seeking out all Internet resource possible. This forum is a very very good resource may I add

Thanks in advance

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