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Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:47

Hi Christopher! I grew Black Russian here in Switzerland last year in my raised bed and was very pleased with them, grew well and were very tasty. They are indeterminate, i.e. get quite tall so need staking and breaking out the side shoots. Do NOT feed them until the first trusses of tomatoes appear and use tomato fertilizer, I think it's called Tomorite in the UK. Water sparingly, too wet is not good.

I'm growing 4 different sorts this year just for the hell of it. They are now in 4" pots and about 6" tall and I have had them outside since about two weeks. I move them out into the sun during the day and under cover of the pergola roof at night. I will not plant mine out until about mid-May, although I have a home-made tomato house.

Identify plant??

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:55

Dove, when I open that RHS url I get an Akebia!?

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:22

So sorry to hear that, Mike, I hope it can be treated and that you will stay with us. Will be thinking of you.

Watercress

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:15

Hi artjak, have a look at this, will be trying this too, BB2's method look promising as well.

http://www.clarkarty.com/at-home/how-to-grow-watercress-at-home/

 

Herb ident please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:09

Looks like some kind of lavender to me.

Berberis thunbergii pronunciation

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 06:42

Thun like "toon", not thunder!

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 06:37
Verdun wrote (see)

Language Blairs 

Two other plamts I cannot seem to locate now....euryops acraeus and sisyrinchium white snow. (this is a delightful non seeding beauty with pure white flowers)

Have you looked here, Verdun?

http://www.pottertons.co.uk/pott/view_product.php?pid=562

http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pn_id=627

http://www.bethchatto.co.uk/s-z/sisyrinchium/sisyrinchium-iceberg.htm

 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:03

Hi Fluffy Cloud

Your question got me searching on Google for dwarf forsythias and I found this which might be of interest to you. I will search to see if they are for sale here in Switzerland because I would like one also.

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-0006143/forsythia-dwarf-mini-gold/

 

watercress

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 17:17

http://www.clarkarty.com/at-home/how-to-grow-watercress-at-home/

This is useful too!

 

Seed Packet Design

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 17:12

I turn the packet upside down and shake/tap it well, then cut the bottom of the packet about 2mm down with a pair of scissors. After removing seed fold over couple of times and stick down with a piece of sellotape.

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