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Carrots under fleece

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:07

To try to solve my ever present problem of carrot fly, I planted an area of carrot seed under fleece as per Monty's suggestion. His video says just leave them, and they will grow through the fleece, and don't have to be touched until ready for pulling. I used a very thin fleece, but the seedlings are growing, but not coming through the fleece, only laying flat under it. Has anbybody got any experience of this method, please ?

Potato flowers

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 08:54

And I only asked about flowers !!!

Potato flowers

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 14:10

Many thanks for both responses.

Potato flowers

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:29

My potato plants are really healthy this year, but no flowers are appearing on the first or second earlies, although they are coming on the main crop. Talking to an 'old hand' down at the allotments, he reckons that plants with no flowers are better, and he takes any flowers off his as soon as they appear, as he claims that it puts more energy into producing the crop. Does anybody know if this is true, or just an 'old wives tale' ?

Onions

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 11:33

Many thanks for your answer, I will leave them, and see what happens. Fortunately, we do not have deer, as there is a low voltage electric perimeter fence, high enogh to keep them out, but somebody has suggested that it may be rabbits, which seem to have got in under the fence, and set up home. Our site has only been open for three years (this is our fourth growing season, and each year more pests have 'found' us. Year one was brilliant, with everything we grew being perfect, but we have increasing problems, with carrot root fly, cabbage butterflies, pigeons, mice, moles, and now rabbits. On top of last year's weather disaster, it makes you wonder if all the effort is worth it.

Onions

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 16:23

I planted 4 rows of onion sets last October. They started growing normally before the cold weather set in, and stayed dormant over the Winter,as usual. I have just been down to my allotment to find the very tops of all the shoots have been eaten, I assume by pigeons, as the lower part of the shoots are intact. Will the onions still grow, or will they die ?

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Discussions started by RogerB2

Carrots under fleece

Leave fleece ? 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 14:27

Potato flowers

Leave or not 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 20:39

Onions

Being eaten by pigeons ? 
Replies: 3    Views: 374
Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 20:46
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