Welshonion


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Potato leaves

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 23:35
Once you have cut off the stems and leaves (haulm) you can leave the potatoes in the soil. Not for too long though. Make sure the potatoes are well covered with soil so they don't go green.

So long as the blight hasn't travelled down the stems the potatoes will be fine, but they won't get much bigger.

Potato leaves

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:57
Blight. Your best bet is to cut off the stems just above soil level to stop the blight going into the potatoes. Burn the stems and leaves. Certainly do not put them in the compost.

Problem with toms

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:54
May be time to buy a new packet of seed for next year and keep the plants in full sun if you can.

Japanese onions

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 17:33
If bought loose there will be a notice on display; if in a packet, it will say.

Blight resistant, tasty potato wanted

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:31
We found Epicure the least tasty of the potatoes we grew.

Problem with toms

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:28
Why are you pinching off the flowers? You don't give a reason. Depending where you are, I think they would prefer full light, especially at this time of year.

Row of Laylandi dying - Why

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 00:35
Thank you Lyn, I'll put that in my memory-bank. It reinforces the fact that they may be long lived and nobody knows how long they live as they have not been around for so many years yet.

Row of Laylandi dying - Why

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 19:32
What do you mean they don't last that long? They have only been around since, I think, the 1930's so nobody knows how big they get, or how long they last. Could be 100 years minimum.

strawberries

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 18:57
Louise, fill a small pot with soil and pin the runner, still attached to the mother plant, into the soil and it will root, and hey presto you have a new plant. As your question was some time ago, you've probably done it already.

George, Strawberries over-winter in the soil, no need to protect them, they are hardy.

My Willow or Hazel, which one and what's going to happen ??

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 18:49
Definitely a willow! Yes it is too near to the fence. And yes, it is going to get bigger. And what is digging under your fence?

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