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Latest posts by scroggin

chilli peppers

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 17:41
Thanks Hostafan, I will try and persuade my BH to go. It's only about an hour from here.


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:58
How did you prune the summer fruiting canes? They fruit on last years growth.

Thornless blackberries

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:47
The birds don't seem to bother much with the berries round here but will strip the currant bushes in one sitting! The wild blackberries are only just starting to sweeten.

Runner beans

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:52
Some of the varieties like Moonlight and Firestorm are self fertile so don't suffer so much bud drop but I would be wary about only watering once a week, when the weather is warm I water every day and I grow my beans in a trench full of WRM. It's really important when the flowers are setting to keep the beans well watered.

Savoys and Cauliflower

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:58
Caulis are the hardest brassics to grow, they need lots of water and an enriched soil. Savoy's are more forgiving they should start to heart soon. Always plant brassicas as deep as you can to avoid leggy stems.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:53
It's been a slow start this year with most things well behind last year but its really taking off now. Luckily my plot is only 200yds from my front door so my wife and I can pop over anytime to water and pick crops.
Best thing so far is my very first crop of blueberries, absolutely gorgeous.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:04
Hi Gardengirl, if you like cabbage there is still time to sow spring cabbage for planting out in Oct. Things like lettuce, pak choi are quick maturing. In warm soil even time for French beans.
Purple sprouting broccoli and winter cabbage plants will be available in GC's.

Which plant or Veg are you?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:52
Well at work I often feel like a mushroom, " kept in the dark and fed on ....".


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 08:39
Morning all, warm and overcast here in Kent. Just had the first blueberries of the season on my breakfast cereal. Hope everyone has a nice day

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:53
Saw a young 'Brock' crossing the road on my way to work last week, lovely to see as sadly I see so many casualties on the roadside .

Discussions started by scroggin

Sprouts! Yes or no?

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Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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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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