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Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:50

Tut, tut, please do not suggest putting good food in the bin.  Peel and eat!

Hedgehog hazards

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:35

We are using builders' Debris netting this year.  Much easier to handle as it doesn't get caught on everything.

Round Robin

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:33

Very often the nest material gets full of mites, so they may have decided to build a new nest.

Yes, it probably is the same pair.

Lime and brassicas

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:29

That's what rotation is all about.  The brassicas will be in a different area next year.  One you dug over this year.  

What to do with my Garlic

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:25

When I say use the cloves from the outside of the bulb, you will have noticed that those are the largest cloves, and they are smaller towards the centre of the bulb.  I eat those. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you separated them as an experiment.  You have to look carefully at each clove to ensure it is not a double one, and plant them individually.

I believe in giving plants the best head-start I can.  In the same way when planting, say, bean seeds, I plant the biggest first.

Garlic rust

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:16

If my garlic suffered from rust this year, I wouldn't use the cloves for planting out the next crop.  I would buy new bulbs so there is no risk of rust being passed on, hopefully.

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:02

The thing you have to look at is the dilution rate.  Some brands are rather weak and you have to put more in a watering can per gallon, so they don't work out cheaper after all.

Growing cabbage

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 15:57

It is not a good idea to save seed of something like a brassica.  If it is a hybrid it will not come true.  That is it will not be exactly like its parent as it may have been got at by a bee that had also visited another brassica.

The cabbage in the picture looks good.  You can cook and eat it without it making a heart.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 14:31

Look at the bottom of the plant where it comes out of the ground.  Count up the main stem until you get to the second main branch off the main stem.  The tomatoes on these branches are 'the truss.'  Are there small tomatoes?  Or only flowers?  

If there are only flowers it is too soon to give liquid fertilizer.  If you give it too soon you will get too many leaves.  Tomatoes have to be treated a little hard, so that they 'think' they had better make seeds; that is fruit before they die.

Cows in garden

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 14:24

Please do not suggest solicitor's letters to anybody.  Do you know how much that costs???  The farmer may have longer pockets than the OP.

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