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susan howard2


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Insect-proof netting

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 23:34

I like to use Enviromesh   It doenst block rain or light   lasts for approz 10 years and you can wash it in the washing machine lol    google it

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes in growing bags

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 23:31

I would only add  try to find a sheltered spot as they wont like all this windy weather we are having right now  I grow mine on a south facing wall  in pots rather than grow bags...i just think the bags are a bit thin for outside.....they go out as soon as the first trusses are formed ..up till then they are on the kitchen windowsill....stake them well to prevent the wind blowing them about too much...personally i tye them to the stakes every few inches or so and i make sure that they are tied under every truss...its not a good idea to let more than four or five trusses form and i aim for six or seven tomatoes from each truss...everything else gets pinched off with the growing tip pinched out after the fourth or fifth truss.  Hope this helps    happy growing

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 23:15

I have found that just scattering a bag of marbles around keeps away my neighbours cats   when the sun hits the marble it looks like a cats eye....cheap and easy  any toy shop will have them for around a £1 a bag

Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 23:03

I am getting very very cross at this weather!!!   Everything in the garden is retarded...The dreaded blight got to the first earlies so up they came  on the plus side  they were very nice... The runners wont grow properly  they just start then stop  then start again then stop again....The outdoor tomatoes are getting waterlogged...Even in the greenhouse things are very different this year..The sweet peppers are only half as big as they should be....the cucumber hasnt started to flower yet although the Shirleys tomatoes are going great guns  the beefsteaks arent doing so well and the yellow tomatoes are only now forming their first trusses...so...whoever is responsible for the darn weather can you please just STOP it now and give us half a chance at least   thank you  rant over

Sprout Protection

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 20:48

www.enviromesh.co.uk      This may be what you have Robot    I love the stuff

spuds

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 20:33

I just harvested my first earlies  They were very nice tasting although on the small side (its this darn weather brought on the dreaded blight so up they came)  anyway  Homeland was the variety of choice this year  I enjoyed them so much im going to plant the same variety again next season

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 17:01

My Sweet Peppers are seriously retarded this year..Last year at this time they were being transferred to 9inch pots and support canes were in   this year they are still in their 3inch pots without supports....Im hoping they will speed up a little when the weather settles more....IF the weather settles lol   On the plus side  my Chillies are doing very well  they are in their big pots now and flowering  HURRAH

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Have you seen one?????

ladybirds and other goodies 
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Last Post: 27/07/2012 at 18:55

Invasion of the slippery slugs

masses and masses of slugs around 
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Last Post: 01/07/2012 at 23:34

Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Im sick of the rain and the wind and the getting wet and blown about 
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Last Post: 02/07/2012 at 19:51
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