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Latest posts by scroggin

how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:20
You might just get a crop of dwarf French beans if you sow now.

how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:59
I live in the south and I sow my seeds under cover around mid may and plant out in early June.

Sweetcorn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 21:02
It also pays to grow them in blocks because as Dove says they are wind pollinated, if they are grown in rows in pays to give the stems a tap to help distribute the pollen down to the tassels.

Sprouts....a pain in the posteria!!!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:57
Agree with all the above advise. last year my sprout tops were massacred by caterpillars as I didn't bother to net them, I still had more sprouts than we could eat. I invested in the rescue netting for this year and touch wood no bug damage so far.

name this flower

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:55
Looks like Nigella or commonly called ' Love in a mist'

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 08:06
Morning all. pouring down here in Kent, lots of thunder and lightning last night and by the look of the forecast, more is on the way.
Might have to rethink plans for a sunny stroll in the countryside followed by lunch at the pub!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:42
SGL, we're a few miles east of you in Kent and it looks very stormy, lightning seems a long way off but think its on the way!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:04
OL, try not to feel down about your veg, its still early in the season and I am sure you will have plenty of delights in store. I've never had a year when everything I have grown has produced as I wanted. Like you said its your first year so be proud of everything you've achieved.

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:21
If it's blight I would expect to see the stem of the plant going black, blight is a big problem on our allotments, so far this year we're clear but this is the time it strikes so if I was you I would check the whole plant carefully, if any of the stems have started to go black then I would put the plant straight into a plastic bag and bin it!
If its just the fruit then it could be BER. Fingers crossed its the latter. I have lost complete crops to blight, its a sickener.

onions

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:11
Artjak, how many of the onions bolted, normally autumn sown onions don't keep well. I grow in the spring from sets, when the foliage folds over around the middle to end of Aug I lift and dry them, When the foliage is fully browned off and dry I inspect the bulbs and set aside any damaged ones for immediate use, those that look healthy I trim the foliage to an inch from the bulb and store in open weave bags in a cool out house.
I have seen the onion strings where they are tied into the foliage but its a bit above my skill level.

Discussions started by scroggin

Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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