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irrigation question

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:00
Christine, it is difficult to address your question fully.
a We are mostly in the UK not California
b I do not have an extensive orchard
c I do not rely on well water
d We do not have a drought at the moment in the UK
e I am not conversant with the volume of water you expect to apply to each tree
f I do not know the volume of water each tree would require.

Spring Onions

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:52
Leave them in the ground and harvest them when you need them.

Late Potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:51
Having tried late summer/Autumn planted potatoes I won't try it again as they all got blight.

Unexpected tomatoes

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:49
I understand sewage farms grow a good crop of tomatoes every year if given the chance. The seeds are not destroyed by their travels through the compost heap or the human gut!

irrigation question

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 00:46
Are you in the USA? If you are using the well for human irrigation, that must be your first priority. We are in the UK, we rarely run out of water.

ants under huge pots

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 00:43
Nutcutlet, where did I suggest putting boiling water ON the plant. I'm sure Heather is intelligent enough to pour it at the base of the immovable pots. It is an organic method; no chemicals involved.


Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:30
When the male flowers and the female flowers are in sync and the insects do their work you will be inundated with courgettes.

ants under huge pots

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:27
If you pour boiling water from a kettle on the ant's nest you will kill it.

Plant Identification (again, sorry!)

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:46
You should be able to move it in the autumn, certainly not at this time of year.

Lawn on old Patio

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:45
Even if you add 12inches of topsoil the area will dry out quickly and you will be dis-satisfied with your lawn every time it dries out and looks dead.

If you are not happy with the height of the paving you will be doubly unhappy if it's inches higher.

You could take up the paving and replace it with slate chippings or gravel or nicer paving.

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