Welshonion


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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.

Specialist tomato seed firm

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 00:44

Many years ago I had a catalogue from a french firm.  Failing that Real Seeds.  You can save the seeds for subsequent years.

Tree problem

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 16:21

When my daughter was at uni in Bristol she lived in a street lined by trees that dripped sap all over the cars.  Nightmare!

Onion Harvest

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 16:16

The only thing I can suggest is that you are harvesting them too early.  I usually wait until the roots have let go and the foliage has not just flipped over but dried off completely.  I ensure once they are out of the ground that they are not rained on.  I usually ripen them in the greenhouse and store them in plastic trays, but that is just a preference of mine.


The length of time an onion will store is also dependent on the variety.  Remember farmers who grow for supermarkets have access to all sorts of growth retardants which they use to make sure the crop lasts well into next year.

Losing Immature Pumpkins

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 00:40

Dear Mike, most people give you answers from their own knowledge and experience.  If you chose to tell them they don't know what they're talking about, people will just ignore your posts.  Have a bit of humility and perhaps thank people instead of calling them idiots.

Wisteria on a fence

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 12:49

Hydrangea petiolaris would love that position.

Zucchini Pollination

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 12:48

Male flowers on zucchini  do not make the fruit bitter so I would never take advice from someone giving such erroneous advice. They may be wrong about important things too.

Courgette issues!

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 12:02

Silfrain, why haven't you picked the courgettes that are big enough for the kitchen.  They don't mature and stop growing.  They just keep on getting bigger.  Pick them before they get out of hand.

Tomato plant advice

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 11:56

Look very, very carefully because you may find it is a tomato moth.  They are masters of disguise but do damage a lot of tomatoes.

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