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Veg plot in field

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:41
Beware of rotovating if there are any perennial weeds in the plot; you will multiply them.

Spuds are a good idea. Plot by plot increase the area under cultivation. Do not try to do it all at once, you will become daunted.

You mention chickens; use them to clear plots. Fold them on the areas you want cleared. Then dig.

national dalia collection

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 18:27
Yes, I have. Was shocked by the postage charge when it appeared. I think I bought about 12 little plants, and I think one of them died quickly.

Must have been about 4 years ago.

Potato leaves

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:58
Choose a dry day when you dig them, and lay the potatoes on the surface of the soil to 'set' the skin, before you put them in a suitable sack. Paper, hessian or woven polypropylene, perhaps. Whatever you use keep the potatoes cool and in the dark.

Help - Runner Beans

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:53
I think you have to boil all kidney beans, however you preserve them. But then you would usually, when you add them to stews or soup or similar.

Help - Runner Beans

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 14:29
It's far easier to just put them in the freezer as they are; no drying and chance of going mouldy.

Potato leaves

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 23:35
Once you have cut off the stems and leaves (haulm) you can leave the potatoes in the soil. Not for too long though. Make sure the potatoes are well covered with soil so they don't go green.

So long as the blight hasn't travelled down the stems the potatoes will be fine, but they won't get much bigger.

Potato leaves

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:57
Blight. Your best bet is to cut off the stems just above soil level to stop the blight going into the potatoes. Burn the stems and leaves. Certainly do not put them in the compost.

Problem with toms

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:54
May be time to buy a new packet of seed for next year and keep the plants in full sun if you can.

Japanese onions

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 17:33
If bought loose there will be a notice on display; if in a packet, it will say.

Blight resistant, tasty potato wanted

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:31
We found Epicure the least tasty of the potatoes we grew.

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