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Tiny flies

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:32

Thanks for that, i'll try it. ????

Tiny flies

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:51

Hi all,

I've recently bought some cucumber plugs and after planting them up I now notice there are dozens of tiny flies around them. 

I used potting compost from last year that has been in the shed and assume this is where they've come from.

My question is, what are the flies and will they destroy my plants?

I am squashing them as I see them but there just seems to be more next time I look.

any advise would be gratefully received.

Thanks in anticipation,

Viv, ( an enthusiast beginner) 

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 00:32

Hi Phlox and Edd,

Thanks for your input,

I probably will just get seed potatoes next year as I really don't want to introduce disease.

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:57

Ummm, maybe i'll not bother then. I'll just see if I can get a few good seed potatoes next year. My problem is, I only have a tiny back yard and I only have a couple of sacks for my spuds and when I look for seed potatoes they come in very large amounts and I would waste lots, so I just thought I could try keeping a couple of these but now I don't think I'll bother. Thanks Guys for your help though.

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:32

Thanks guys.

I'll give it a go and put a couple in the shed in some brown paper and see how they are next year. You never know until you try, do you

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:57

Hi all,

Here's one for you.

My Mother in law has always raved about Ulster new potatoes being the best she's ever tasted and she's just brought me some and she's right....they're delicious!

The problem is they are very hard to get round here, so I was wondering if it would be possible to save a couple and use them as seed potatoes next year.

So here are my questions,

Firstly, how do I keep them and secondly would they work as seed??

Thank you in anticipation.

dwarf french beans in containers

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:34

Great John...thanks for that. I now know exactly what to look for

sweetcorn plugs

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:04

Oww, thanks for that Fleurisa, I didn't know that. I love this site 

dwarf french beans in containers

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:59

That'll be Miss Vivienne to you then David

Joking apart, thanks so much for your help, I'll pop out and buy one.

They say it's cheaper to grow your own

dwarf french beans in containers

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:36

Hi again you wonderful people,

Having made room in my raised bed for some sweetcorn plugs i've inherited, I now need somewhere to grow some dwarf french bean plants that I've grown from seed in the greenhouse. They are just about ready to go outside but now I have no room for them. Can I grow them in containers? and If so what size? I have around 15 little plants.

Thanks in anticipation. 

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Tiny flies

Tiny flies on cucumber plants 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 16:32

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Ulster new potatoes to use as seed 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 08:54

dwarf french beans in containers

what size container? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 17:06

sweetcorn plugs

how to plant out sweetcorn 
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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 16:24

Russian Tarragon

Tastes horrible 
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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 21:07

eating nibbled radish

slugs and snail damage 
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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 21:17

sowing peas

sowing in guttering 
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