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Broad Beans

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 22:48

something is eating my beans.... they are about 6" high now and I have the polythene and fleece to make a cloche... but I thought it was too cold for insects to eat my beans... does anyone have any idea what could be eating the leaves.  this is the first time I have done anything in my beds for the winter/spring...

Broad Beans

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 19:13

I planted out my over winter onions and broad beans... the broad beans are about 2" high but see that they need a cloche over them..  can I make one or do I have to buy one

Filling a raised bed

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 19:10

We have a raised bed 3' x 2' x 7ft... we did have two but when we moved took just one with all the soil... anyway we started off with a Lasagne Garden with just layering up like a compost... we did this at the end of the season (autumn) and it was all ready to plant for the spring., we started under straw first (nothing too deep like carrots/beets) but we had brilliant tomatoes, courgetttes and beans..  This year we planted tomatoes (all got blight) but the salad and beans/courgettes were very good... then we just turn it all over give it a bit of manure and the bottom stuff that is now on the top is ready for planting... so this is the first time we have over wintering onions and broad beans.  Its the easiest gardening project we have ever had... just layering up the bed with compost/soil/manure with a top layer of bought compost. like a lasagne... the worms are huge too!

slug slime

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 22:52

Wow!  thats a bumper crop of slugs.  Thats a good idea too collecting the containers ready for the slugging season and leaving them for the bin men.

Small Potatoes

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 00:05

p.s.  I dont know what I am doing either - we are 2nd year rookies and need as much help as possible.,  Did you see Monty Don tonight on Gardeners World.. even he  had rotten crops with his potatoes and carrots this year.

Small Potatoes

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 00:03

I dug up about 3lb of potatoes today and I didnt even intend to grow them.. the peelings in the compost sprouted and grew, I just transplanted them somewhere else in my beds and they have grown but I was fed up with all the leaves taking up space so I cut them down and found the spuds... I havent fed them anything either.  they just grew on their own from peelings.  I have cooked them for a potato salad tomorrow, and at least two of them were as big as baking spuds.  As for feeding the rest of my veggies they get it if I remember and we always get a good crop... so far so good.

slug slime

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 23:55

I am into the salty water bucket method and had a wonderful time lobbing them in today

Runner beans

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:00

these bugs, snails and slugs are a crafty lot arent they!

Pepper and Chilli problems

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 17:25

my peppers have given up... the leaves all looked curled up.. there were some flowers and teeny tiny peppers but they look all shrivelled up too... is this a bug problem please?

Runner beans

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 17:22

We had the prize number of runner beans yesterday for dinner!  TWO!  plus I did see a bee buzzing around them so lets hope we have more.

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