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Growing Garlic

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:28
It's shallots that traditionally are planted on the shortest day and harvested on the longest.

expensive???

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:25
Geese make a terrible mess of the grass if you have too many for the area of available grass! I'm sure you were pulling Denise's leg!

Growing Shop bought Ginger

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:20
Yes, it's very tempting to try and grow it on, but frankly it isn't worth the effort. It is a tropical plant and needs it hot and damp. If you want to then use it you have to dig it up and you will find it is little bigger than when you planted it.

Best to buy it for recipes; it's cheap enough. Store it in the freezer and use it from frozen. Where a recipe says slice, grate it instead; you don't need to thaw it.

If you want to grow ornamental ginger look for hedechyium (I've grown it but not sure of the spelling!). It has a pretty flower but not the perfume I was expecting.

Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 08:16
And Northern Ireland. Eg Ulster - too numerous to name!

Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 00:39
Experimentation is a fine thing. Commercial firms are doing it all the time; but they have the set up and money to have hundreds of failures before they find a potato they will be able to market.

They are all looking for the Holy Grail of a potato resistant to scab and blight.

One little correction; seed potatoes are not grown in lovely warm spots, rather they are produced in cold places where aphids don't thrive.

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:01
Naughty, pansyface! That made me laugh, but how true!

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 17:29
Nuclear bombs perhaps? Most weapons including poison gas? Invented and developed by men.

Traffic lights and windscreen wipers were invented by women. Use them every day, Hostafan?

PLEASE DONT GO GRANDMA

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 18:24
It was totally not Grandmafixit's fault, but the thread got rather nasty. People who were not medically qualified were posting their take on a thread that was specifically medical.

Granmafixit, I do hope you find out the true implications of your grand-daughter's diagnosis and that you family keep you completely in the loop in future.

Please return to the forum, but do not be swayed by unqualified people who think random letters after their names entitles them to give medical advice.

Growing beans; broad, runner, derby (derby).

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 00:36
You'll have to wait until May before you can put out the runner beans. They are not frost-hardy.

The broad beans can go out much earlier if they are accustomed to lower temperatures before they go out permanently.

Best of luck with your beans in 2015.

Is it too late to cut hedges?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 01:19
January/ February is the ideal time, but they can if necessary be left for 2 or 3 years.

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