Latest posts by Welshonion

Fig tree pruning

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 10:42

The shoots should have been pinched out to leave four or five leaves, before midsummer's day.  Next year's figs will form and overwinter in the leaf axcils.  They will be small/tiny.

Should I remove some leaves on the Toms

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 00:52

Those leaves look as though they are functioning OK.  Why do you want to remove them?  Tomatoes do not need to see the sun to ripen.  I am never sure why the tomato has been singled out for defoliation.  Is there any other plant that is messed around with so much?

I Need Help.... QUICK!!!!!

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 00:45

Apply water.

runner beans

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 00:42

Some bees have learnt the trick of getting what they want without going through the front of the flower.  Some people recommend a white flowered runner bean does not seem to have the same problem.

Tomato plant leaves are brown and necrotic. Diagnosis?

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 00:35

Looks like sun-scorch on wet leaves.

Apple Trees failing to fruit

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 13:21

Your biggest mistake was to choose a Cox.  It is an apple which is prone to everything.  Leave it to the professionals.  There are many other apples to choose from. 

Runner beans too many leaves?

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 00:30

For heavens sake leave the plants alone.  If they have leaves it is because they need them.

Wood for raised beds

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 00:40

Be aware you need planning permission to turn pasture into a vegetable garden.

Pulling up garlic

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 00:18

Do not pull up.  Dig it up.


Posted: 02/07/2017 at 16:13

You can't maintain the baby fruit.  They are the second crop which never ripen outdoors in the UK.  The figs which usually grow to maturity are tiny in comparison (smaller than a pea) during the winter.  They are in the leaf axils at the end of the shoots.

You did remember to pinch out the shoots after about five leaves before mid-summers day, didn't you?

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