Latest posts by Welshonion

Tomato curl

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:49

There was a spate of reports of manure/chippings contaminated with weedkiller.  There was a lot about it in the press.  It was some time ago.  Perhaps the compost ingredients were stored by the manufacturer for some time in the hope the weedkiller would dissipate rather than take a loss on the whole lot..

Tomato curl

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 16:48

There is curl and curl.  Moderate curl is the result of low night temperatures.  But the tomatoes pictured look as though they have been accidentally sprayed with weedkiller/

Charlotte Pots CHITS

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 16:44

Plant them but do protect them from Blight later in the Summer.

Runner Beans

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 15:12
After the last frost. So, yes, it is too early depending on where you are.


Posted: 24/04/2016 at 10:54
Also improve fertility. Perhaps with an application of lime.

Badgers or Crows - Terrible Damage

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:05
If they've raked out the leatherjackets, they've done you a favour.

Badgers or Crows - Terrible Damage

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 23:22
It's rooks, not crows.

Is there anything missing from this home made compost?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 18:21
It's only male wee, not female! I find that the little compost worms love cardboard.

Gooseberry Sawfly

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 11:13
If you spray, don't do it before you see the little pests, otherwise it is a waste.

Is there anything missing from this home made compost?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 11:09
It is a myth that anything citrus should not be put in a compost heap. And go easy on sawdust.

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