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What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 22:23


You can cut back cucamelon like you do with dahlias and store them in a shed coverd with straw and then plant them next year when fear of frost has gone if you watch beechgrove garden on sunday morning you will find out 

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 19:30

I grew Crook neck courgettes this year not that impressed to many seeds  inside, I much rather grow Tromboncio courgetts they will last right up to new year if you let them ripen like squashes and pumpkins.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 19:56

I have used my own compost in parts of my garden and found that tomato seeds that have been put in the compost bin have germinated and have produced a better crop out side than the ones I have purchased from garden centres and grown in the greenhouse. So I am going to save some seeds from my tomatoes in future I have also found it works well with peppers.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:54

What is making  small holes in my bell peppers the hole has a dark ring on the ripe fruit it happened last year as well can you help.

Regards Peter


Green manure

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 19:19

I used a summer green manure mix with phacelia, mustard and vetch and  it has worked very well on my deep beds I sow it in august after lifting onions


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:59

This year my beans don't seemed to have alot of flower what beans have formed are very long and straight though I think its to do with the very hot and dry weather we have had.


Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:39

I am afraid mine are the same this year I think its due to the very high winds we have been having this year it seemed to have loosened the roots so they are not developing like they should.


Corn salad Not Germinating

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:28

I Have sown three lots of corn salad at monthly intervals without any of them germinating why? the seed was bought this year.


A Hydrangea that won't flower

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 20:39

I dont prune our hydrangers till next month(april) then I remove all the old flower  heads from last year you may have pruned this years flowering buds off

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 20:32

Yes it will be alright to use on vegetables and fruit trees as long the water isnt slimy or green , I am using  water out of my water butt, I am also using wate from the washing up and from the bathroom for bushes and flowers. 

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Discussions started by Peter Hewitt

Sweet Peppers

Stopping Ripening 
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Holes in sweel peppers 
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Thin Worms in ripe Strawberries 
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Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

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Multipurpose peat free compost

Green algae.  
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Not Flowering 
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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 16:12


Bell Peppers 
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Corn salad Not Germinating

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