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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.

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"

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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