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Peter Hewitt

Latest posts by Peter Hewitt

Talkback: How to improve soil with green manure

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:41

I have bought a packet of Autumn mix green manure it contains 15% Crimson clover 20% Broad leaf clover 30% Westerwolths rye and 35% WhitetTilney mustard it cost 2.40 for 100g to cover 20 sqm hope that will help I am on a deep bed system. 


Autumn is very near

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:27

We have had one Hellebore flowering since end of July, yet the Cosmos grown from seed is just started flowering the seasons seemed to be mixed up.

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:14

I know Bob but mine are mostly the long peppers I have one bell pepper plant, they are all grown from seed I saved from peppers I have bought from Lincoln Market they are doing very well but I wish they would hurry up and ripen it's getting alot colder at night here.

Thanks Bob


Sweet Peppers

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:56

Thanks Italophile the temps in the daytime kept around 80 degrees f at night it will drop to around 50 degrees f the beef stake toms are ripening well next to them.

Regards Peter

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:05

Thanks flowering rose I saved my own seed from some bell and the long peppers they are getting rather long and the bell peppers  are big but no sign of ripening.

Peter Hewitt

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:48

When is the best time to stop sweet peppers producing could I pinch the tops out,and can remove some of the leaves to encourage ripening some ideas would be helpful, they are all in a cool greenhouse.

Thanks Peter



Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:24

Thanks Bob I have grown these long peppers from  seed I have saved from the peppers I have bought from the veg market here in Lincoln they have grown very well with plenty of flowers on them and  the peppers are forming very well now, so I am keeping my fingers  crossed.



Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:04

What causing holes in my sweet peppers there isn't any signs of bugs or grubs they are about the size of a small nail head in diameter.


Wild flowers

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:50

Well done Catbee2 keep it up we have plenty of insects but could do with more the seemed to like Phacelia  and cornflowers. 

Wild flowers

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 10:52

Plenty of hover flies. a few bees and butterflies the bees and hover flies like the poppies we have got The hpericum bushes are getting over the best now but the hover flies and bees are still on them.

Discussions started by Peter Hewitt


Tomatoes Dropping off before ripening. 
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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 20:38

Privet Hedge Trimmings

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:15


Summer fruiting raspberry Leaves Turning Yellow 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 22:06


Verity Winston 
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Last Post: 17/01/2015 at 00:01

Talkback: Five steps to winter compost

How can I stop worms escaping from my enclosed compost bins at this time of year I am mixing it with greens and browns. Peter Hewitt 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 15:23

Sweet Peppers

Stopping Ripening 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 20:14


Holes in sweel peppers 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 20:24


Thin Worms in ripe Strawberries 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 20:03

Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 20:28

Multipurpose peat free compost

Green algae.  
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 20:13


Not Flowering 
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Last Post: 14/07/2015 at 06:29


Bell Peppers 
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Last Post: 20/09/2013 at 07:12

Corn salad Not Germinating

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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 19:53
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