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Onions and leeks

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:41

How to prevent Rust on Leeks, Onions,and Chives. Bad last year and returned this year on overwintered Garlic and Onions

Putting paper in the compost

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 12:55

I put folded News Paper in the bottom of my runner bean trench, it is still damp after the driest of summers, then chop it up during the winter dig. Shredded paper goes on my compost and as already said don't shred the envelope windows.

petrol strimmers

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 12:12

Power and endurance of a petrol strimmer always outstrips a battery one, and if you have that extra bit of grass to cut there is no worries of running out of power.

Courgette leaves covered in mold / white powdery mildew

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 11:55

Any ideas on what to  do with the very large courgettes you get when returning from holiday?

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 11:35
I took on a new allotment this year which was full of Bindweed, couch grass and nettles,as the soil was easy to dig I managed to Double Dig and remove most of the roots. Only Bindweed is still coming up which suggests the roots go to undigable depths.I am now treating it with a chemical control which effectively kills the roots.Signs are very good at the moment.


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 14:13

I grow all my lilies in large pots and keep them in the greenhouse during the winter. This year as it has been so cold they are just starting to show through. Keep them moist but not too wet at the moment. Definitely plant them now with a little bone meal and you should have a good show in summer.

Talkback: Aphids

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 10:59
You haven't mention Whitefly above which affects my greenhouse tomatoes and all allotment Brassica. Tried many solutions in the past but am now to try Nematodes.These apparently are very successful in controlling carrot root fly as well.

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes outside

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:27
Excellent tip about planting Basil with tomatoes to deter white fly. Hope it works in the greenhouse.
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