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Latest posts by Welshonion

Winter onion sets

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 01:44
It is a good idea to start them off in modules so they have developed roots, then the blackbirds won't pull them out of the soil.

Not sure why you think it's too late. Are they designed for early planting?

Potato flowers

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:35
Not necessary to remove the flowers, unless you have time and the inclination!

Sweetcorn ripe?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:32
The best and easiest way to cook sweetcorn is in the microwave.

Water spinach

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 00:00
Disha, I think water spinach is one plant we don't grow.

Best buy bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:17
Peter Nyssen.

whose poo?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:16
That's a bird of some sort, I think.

Should I remove brown 'peace lily' leaves?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:13
They also go like that if they have sunlight fall on the leaves. I would cut them off they are unsightly. They are a good bathroom plant. Damp and gloomy!

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 16:52
Dove, they've used the same photo for the bullace and damson! But I think I must be the one in a muddle; yes the bullaces were round but much bigger than the sloes and no horrible thorns. We had a tree close to our farmhouse.

My memory is playing me false.

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 12:13
But tomatoes don't necessarily need sun to shine on them to ripen them. As we know tomatoes can ripen in a closed drawer. Sideshoots are one thing, wholesale removal of leaves is another.

We don't denude bean plants, for example. Or potato plants, before the foliage turns yellow or gets blight. Or chilli leaves.

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 11:30
The tomato plants seem well able to decide when their own leaves are spent. I cannot figure out this desire for gardeners to fiddle with the plants. Why? We don't do it to other crops, so why the poor old tomato.

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