Latest posts by Welshonion

Weed Identification

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 15:53


First ever crop of spuds

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 16:55

Got my tomatoes ripening now by cutting some

of the foliage back.

Tomatoes ripen whether you remove the foliage or not. But there is no reason to keep non-productive foliage on the plant.

Variety identification

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 14:57

In, probably, October take three apples and a small branch with leaves to an Apple Day.  They are held all over the country.  There will be someone there who will identify your apple.

Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 14:46

You can always tell if you are over-watering tomatoes as they shed extra water through pores in the leaves. Water droplets will appear along the edges of the leaves.


Posted: 05/08/2017 at 00:45

Leave out the winter bit as some flowers emerge from the bulb in winter. eg. daffodils.

What to do about my shrivelled beans?

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 16:41

It does look as though you are leaving them until they are too old before you harvest them.  The main delight of grow-your-own is harvesting the products at their peak, which is far earlier than would be found in a shop.

It looks as though your beans have just run out of steam.  No plant will go on producing for weeks on end.; especially if you don't feed them well. 

Specialist tomato seed firm

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 00:33

Thank you, that's a good link.

Specialist tomato seed firm

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 00:44

Many years ago I had a catalogue from a french firm.  Failing that Real Seeds.  You can save the seeds for subsequent years.

Tree problem

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 16:21

When my daughter was at uni in Bristol she lived in a street lined by trees that dripped sap all over the cars.  Nightmare!

Onion Harvest

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 16:16

The only thing I can suggest is that you are harvesting them too early.  I usually wait until the roots have let go and the foliage has not just flipped over but dried off completely.  I ensure once they are out of the ground that they are not rained on.  I usually ripen them in the greenhouse and store them in plastic trays, but that is just a preference of mine.

The length of time an onion will store is also dependent on the variety.  Remember farmers who grow for supermarkets have access to all sorts of growth retardants which they use to make sure the crop lasts well into next year.

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