Welshonion


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Scared of disease pest! How to prevent?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 15:28

You can wash the things you want to eat raw in baby bottle sterilizer.  Anything you boil will be safe.  Wash your hands well and wear gloves.

Small tumbler composter

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:55

Not recommended as far as I have observed.

Tomatoe plant broke

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 15:07

Sellotape is really useful to bind a break up.  So long as water and nutrients can pass up the stem it will survive.

Brave enough to ID this young apple?!

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 00:47

If you really can't remember, take a ripe example to an Apple Day in October.  They are held all over the country, and there will be an expert there.

Greenhouse setup any tool?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:16

A ring spanner is useful too.

Drainage problem

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:15

You could be a good neighbour and dig a soakaway.

Creating Raised Beds Help

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 18:55

As an experiment I have lined the inside of a raised bed with damp-proof course plastic.  Raised beds rot from the inside, where the soil is in contact with the wood.

Picked Gooseberries too early

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 17:09

If you leave the bowl in the kitchen, not refrigerated, they may develop further.  We eat most of our gooseberries raw.  Delicious.

Making compost

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 11:00

Sawdust is not ideal for compost.  Remember to remove the tape (if used) from cardboard before putting it in the compost heap.  Do you shred all your correspondence?  Plain paper, without the envelope windows and shiny paper.? 

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..

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