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Latest posts by saltski

blueberry lemonade

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:28
I thought this was going to be a recipe for a drink using blueberries! Ha! Still I'm intrigued Mummy Muddy Paws about watering with cold black tea, will that work?? I have mine outside and sat in ericacious compost, well were planted in it last year, and a mulch of manure. I'm planning on watering with potash from my stove later in the year when flowering. Will potash suit all soft fruit?

Monty Don's Tomatoes

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:22
Are they the ones they gave the free seeds of? In this case it was Mariskotka. Otherwise I'm not sure, all my copies get passed on.

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:18
Thank you Italophile, I am growing a specifically windowsill variety of tomato plant (grows to 1' high). I was wondering how they would be pollinated. When the flowers are in abundance I shall give them a tickle.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:10
I popped mine in the ground this afternoon. I have split them up, I have some in my fruit cage where the soil is good, loose and enriched with well rotted manure. I put the rest in the ground in the rest of the garden, but the clay there is quite tough and clay like so not sure how well the bulbs will form but if they're no good ill know for next year!

Can't wait for the results now, love garlic.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:09

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 14:45
Cold frames !  THAT'S the answer !!


I agree, I don't have a greenhouse so this seems like the best option for me ATM.

Should my Shallots have Shoots?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:33

Thanks for the tips, glad I'm not the only one with slow ones. I'm not far from Sam so it's probable that they're on similar timescales.

Lets hope for some nice warm weather.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:32

Thanks for the advice, I'll get them in the ground tomorrow afternoon.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:19

OK, second noob question this morning but I'm learnign as I'm goign along. A couple of weeks ago I planted cloves of garlic into 9cm pots. I know this was probably too late and won't yield as good a crop as if I had planted in winter but I didn't know, I assumes as they were selling it it could be planted. Now they've done well int he post so far and they have shoots on of between 3 and 4 inches and growing rapidly!

Shoul dI move them on now into the ground? And if so where should I put them? I'm not sure if they have any 'predators' I get a lot of birds in my garden, big ones, wood pigeons and pheasants will they pull them up? I can put them in my fruit cage with fruit bushes and shallots if that will be better.

Just looking for a little advice, thanks!

Should my Shallots have Shoots?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:11

Hi, I planted some shallot sets into the ground about 2/3 weeks ago, following the advice and leaving the tips exposed. I watered well and have left them. But so far I cannot see any growth on them, no green shoots appearing at the top. I planted garlic last weekend and already that has big green shoots on it. They're in my fruit cage with all my lovely fruit bushes that look amazing now that the leaves have unfurled.

Should I be worried about them?

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