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whats difference between polytunnel & fruit cage ?

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 01:33
We have made a fruit cage with blue water pipe hoops and debris netting. Very effective and reasonably cheap. We put on the debris netting after the fruit is fertilized but before the birds eat it.

A polytunnel is something quite different. It is a permanent structure. A frame covered with poythene or similar in which you grow various crops.

Something strange with my courgette flowers

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 00:53
So long as the reproductive parts are there I would not worry about the petal colour.

Well the girls are better

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 12:48
No they're not. They came third!

My sweetcorn has tastles already but they're short.

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 13:35
You can catch earwigs in straw-filled up-turned plastic cups on the top of canes.

The first sign that the cobs are ripening is when the tassels turn brown and greatly diminish in size, until there is only a little tuft at the top of the cob.

The cobs are ready to harvest when you pull back the top of the outside leaves and the seeds inside are yellow and filled with white liquid. Not watery liquid and not starchy stuff. If you're not sure get someone who is to show you.

Only remove what you want to eat or freeze at one time as the sweetness turns to starch as soon as you pick a cob.

My sweetcorn has tastles already but they're short.

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 00:17
They may be a short variety. It will tell you the height on the packet or did you buy the plants?

When they flower remember to shake the plants gently so the pollen falls on the tassels.

Cabbages and Sweetcorn Help?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 00:13
Decide how many cabbages you will realistically eat and thin out the seedlings to give approximately that number.

You are better off growing fewer better plants. Choose one seedling from each clump and pinch off or pull out the rest.

When each plant has some true leaves (they only have seed leaves at the moment) you can plant them at the correct spacing, in the garden.

does anyone know what I've done with my secateurs?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 14:36
Tie a long coloured string/rope to them. They will still hide but it evens up your chances.


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 01:34
Be of good cheer! Accept that there are just some vegetables that grow better commercially than you can grow yourself. Celeriac is one of them.

Swifts in decline

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:43
Old building; they were here before us. Ditto the bats.

Problem neighbours

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:41

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