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Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:40

Caterpillars, not humans haha

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:12

Hello,

I have been advised that spraying my brassicas with salt water will rid them of pests. I this correct and if so, how strong should the solution be? Can you advise please or come up with successful tried and tested remedies? Thank you. 

Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:28

Hello,

I had really good advice gien to me when i asked for help with my discoloured cabbages. Now i need to know why my tomatoes won't ripen.

I have 3 different varieties in separate 10" pots and have been feeding them regularly with a branded tomato feed. They are in a portable greenhouse (pictured) and i hve been keeping the flap open day and night since we have had this hot weather. Help please.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28166.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:26

My word John, they look good. I will get down to the allotment and take a picture of ours to see how they compare to yours, hopefully in the next day or so. V

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 22:49

Hello John Harding,

Plants still doing well thanks to your advice. We did lose the sickly ones, they were obviously beyond saving but the others are growing stronger by the day. 

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:56

Hello John,

Hubby rushed out and bought the Epaon Salts and to his amazement they seem to be doing the trick. We still have a few sickly plants but won't give up on them. The rest are looking much healthier. Thank you very much for your help and i will give you a progress report in a week or so. V

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:41

We have bought the Epsom Salts, John, hubby to the rescue as i write. (Hopefully)

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:40

Thank you SO much all of you. I will let you know how we get on in due course. V

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:10

Thank you once again marshmello. Guess what hubby is getting me for my birthday? 

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 21:45

Excuse my ignorance but what would be the point of "hardening off" in a cold-frame if it is the same as a greenhouse? Would you have it in a shadier part of the garden? 

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Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

 
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