Latest posts by Welshonion

Green cherry tomato

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 16:06

I always take off the flowers on or about the 1st August and the fruit that won't make it on September 1st.

I think green tomato chutney is the food of the Devil so I don't encourage it.

Green tomatoes

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 16:00

When they come away easily at the first joint behind the fruit.  Sounds silly, but they will just look ready!

As you have a good number, trial and error is a good method.  Pick one and try it.

I cant find the Celina potato in the U.S

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 15:56

Red refers to the skin colour, not the flesh. 

Weed Identification

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 15:53


First ever crop of spuds

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 16:55

Got my tomatoes ripening now by cutting some

of the foliage back.

Tomatoes ripen whether you remove the foliage or not. But there is no reason to keep non-productive foliage on the plant.

Variety identification

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 14:57

In, probably, October take three apples and a small branch with leaves to an Apple Day.  They are held all over the country.  There will be someone there who will identify your apple.

Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 14:46

You can always tell if you are over-watering tomatoes as they shed extra water through pores in the leaves. Water droplets will appear along the edges of the leaves.


Posted: 05/08/2017 at 00:45

Leave out the winter bit as some flowers emerge from the bulb in winter. eg. daffodils.

What to do about my shrivelled beans?

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 16:41

It does look as though you are leaving them until they are too old before you harvest them.  The main delight of grow-your-own is harvesting the products at their peak, which is far earlier than would be found in a shop.

It looks as though your beans have just run out of steam.  No plant will go on producing for weeks on end.; especially if you don't feed them well. 

Specialist tomato seed firm

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 00:33

Thank you, that's a good link.

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