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Carrot problem

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 14:45

hee hee hee 

ph levels

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 14:41

Wouldn't add sulphur or anything there marksman.  My ph is around 7 which is perfect for most veg including onions.  Garden compost mulching will help levels too.

I once treated a raised bed to flowers of sulphur to grow summer heathers, pieris, azaleas etc.  fine for a while but top up applications were needed.  Sulphur Over dosing?  Not sure if it's wise in veg patch 

dwarf raspberries

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 14:28

That's all I need to plant a few Dove .....sounds delicious 

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 14:21

Local gc full of Xmas trees....boring.  No hydrangeas and certainly not variety I want.  No sales but there will be one soon and again after Xmas.  I have my eye on a couple of conifers there ...Salino has whetted my appetite again for pinus  Wintergold and a rather special,Picea.  Half price and I will be there 


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 14:18

VitAmin D as a supplement I think is essential.  Via fish oil.  Sunlight ...getting plenty of that today, it's been non stop sun so sufficient in summer but a daily supplement of vit D during the winter is important I think

what bargains?  Black Friday?  Went out this morning to the shops but no bargains ! (

the great outdoors is calling me.  Sunlight glistening on dogwood stems and miscanthus flowers from here ...and it's so warm 

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 09:11

Well wherever I go people call me "sir".........  Bought petrol yesterday and the guy said thank you "sir" and I was quite touched 


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 08:50

Beautiful morning.  Sunny and almost warm.  Walk down to the beach soon.

re vitamin supplements there is a placebo effect too.  I regularly took echinacea tabs starting October through to spring.  Felt they were effective because  I believed they  were.  When I feel a cold, etc., developing I increase Vit C dose.  It seems to work but for me the evidence is there that it is an effective treatment.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 08:42

I think we can be eeeeeeeever so pompous sometimes and the "third person" speech is a good example of it.  I think Verdun would never do that.  

Carrot problem

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 08:39

Not sure carrot flies have read,the script.  So 70 cm, 80 cm or 90cm?   

I have pretty good conditions for growing carrots...sandy loam......and always use onions and spring onions as companion planting.  By the way, parsley too gets carrot fly so same cultural requirements.  My veg patch has a mixed low evergreen hedge to one side, a lavendar hedge on another, and runner bean framework to another.  Also enough taller growing plants to,,in theory, deny the carrot fly.  however, I need to apply fleece to effectively deny carrot fly.

pests will get access one way or another such is their instinct to feed, breed and survive.  



Posted: 29/11/2014 at 00:13

Hee hee hee 

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