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Latest posts by Welshonion

When to lift and how to store garlic and shallots

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:28
Store in a cool dry frost-free place. Garlic and onions are ready to store when the foliage is rustle-y dry. You can eat both garlic and shallots straight from the garden without drying.

Poorly Toms

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 23:29
Sounds like blight.

Split tomato vine

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:09
Sellotape can sometimes be enough to repair the break.

clivia/ kaffir lilly

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:06
And keep it out of the sun, the leaves scorch easily.

Mine has been in the same large pot for years; I'm told they like to be confined.

Dead blades of grass in lawn

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:59
Please tell me why you are watering the lawn. It doesn't need it and it is a waste, waste, waste of water.

If it looks dead and dry, so be it. It will recover as soon as it rains.

Grass seed some growing some not?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:56
Wait until it rains, then stand back or you will be engulfed!


Posted: 23/07/2014 at 01:01
I've used them for years, as they are very local to me, though they are a bit more coastal. I reckon if a crop does well for them it will be fine for me.

I find MoreVeg good too as the packets are of a reasonable size and not expensive.

Peppers/chillies or lack of

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 00:54
How can the seeds be sterile if they germinated? I agree, the pot on the right certainly looks small.

Picking tomatoes

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 00:50
They will come away at the first knuckle above the fruit when they are ripe. That is the joy of growing your own - ripe tomatoes.

Fruit trees

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:51
Pinch out the shoots of fig trees every year. Makes lots of new fruit-bearing shoots.

Traditionally the last date to do it is mid-summer's day. 21 June.

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