Latest posts by scroggin

Seedlings wiped out

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 13:55

Snails too unfortunately

Sweet Peas

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 13:50

It must depend on what birds you have visiting, I've grown sweet peas for years and never had any need to protect them. Veg is a different matter the pigeons and sparrows make short work of tender new shoots.

Early in the season you often get bud drop which looks like something has nipped off the flower head just leaving the stem behind.

How long until I can harvest my first courgette?

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 11:52

Torg I think you will have more courgettes than you will know what to do with. Keep them well watered and fed and they should carry on till the first frost. 4-6" is the ideal size.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 07:54

Yep! Got the same problem Zoomer, I think my second sowing of sweet corn will have to go between the courgettes.

How long until I can harvest my first courgette?

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 17:16

It's your choice GD, but there's absolutely no need to remove the male flowers from courgettes unless you want to eat them of course, but they are necessary for fertilisation. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 15:17

Weeded one of the fruit cages, good fruit set on the blackcurrants. Planted out some climbing and dwarf french beans, squash, sweet corn and leeks. Placed enviromesh over the carrots. Mini cucumbers forming on plants in the greenhouse.

How long until I can harvest my first courgette?

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 06:45

I've never removed any male flowers from courgettes or any of the squash family and always had huge crops. As Welsh Onion says they're needed to fertilize the female flower.

pet companions

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 06:36

Very sad news Barefoot Gardener, our thoughts are with you.

pet companions

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 21:06

Love the family picture too Logan. My sister has a 15 yr  old lab/retriever cross. She's a retired guide dog.

Raised beds .... treated or untreated wood?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 20:35

Very difficult to avoid plastic altogether. All of my plants that are not direct sown are propagated in plastic pots and trays. My compost comes in plastic bags. As for newspaper I'm old enough to have enjoyed my share of chips wrapped in it! 

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