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Latest posts by scroggin

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.

Kale & Beans

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 13:15
Bob, I bet it looks really good too when the beans are in full flower.

Kale & Beans

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:59
Bob do you nip out the tops of the beans very early? My sweetcorn is about 3ft high at the moment but my beans are near the top of 7ft poles. Do you grow them as a later catch crop when the sweetcorn has grown to full height.?

onions

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:13
I wait until the foliage starts to fall over, I lift them carefully trying to avoid bruising the neck or bulb. If the weather is dry I lay them on wooden pallets to dry for a week or so. Once the foliage has dried I bring them indoors and store in onion bags. I wont be doing this until late Aug as the bulbs are still swelling at the moment though I will pull some for use straight away.

Which netting /mesh for growing brassicas?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:40
Scaffolders debris netting is the best stuff I have tried. It is very strong and close weave mesh. If you buy it in a roll its cost effective as it will last for years.

Quotes

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:36
"Never argue with an idiot, they 'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience"

Veg seeds to sow now...

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 16:34
Chinese cabbage and pak choi will go in the space where my broad beans and mange tout have just been cleared. Hope to try japanese onions and will sow broad beans in Oct.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 16:20
At last some rain, its been threatening all day but hope this lasts for a while as we need it.
Nice bonus today getting 10 used scaffold boards for ??18, should get a couple of raised beds out of them.

What's wrong with my beetroot

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:31

Its more a question of drainage, no plants like to sit in water. They dont want to be under cover.

Discussions started by scroggin

Good year for sweetcorn?

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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 10:56

What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 20:06

Rhubarb from seed

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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 13:16

Allotment flowers

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Last Post: 27/05/2014 at 19:54

Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 21:19

New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 22:18

How many?

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 15:35

Strawberry Spinach?

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Last Post: 29/03/2014 at 16:57

Favourite gardens to visit?

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Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 08:28

Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 08:21

Favourite vegetable to grow?

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