Welshonion


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Making raspberry jam

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:01
Some people say that cane sugar comes to setting point more easily than beet sugar; so look for Fairtrade sugar.

Don't muck about with the proportion of sugar too much, it is a preservative. If you are worried about the amount of sugar, eat less jam!

Onions!

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 10:32
They will have 'decided' to flower way back, they will not form a flower stalk now if they haven't already.

Onions!

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 01:13
The leaves will bend over naturally, don't help them. If you need an onion for the kitchen take one.

Finally the roots will die back and the onion will no longer be anchored to the soil.

Dry them off and use any onions which had a flower stalk first as they will not store well.

Raised beds on allotment

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 10:38
The whole point of raised beds is that they don't become compacted because they are NEVER walked on.

Because of that they may not be suitable for plants that need very firm soil, like sprouts.

They are a blessing psychologically. It is far more daunting facing a whole plot that needs hoeing, rather than a raised bed which can be weeded in no time! I love them!

Can anyone tell me what these are?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:27
They are quite normal. Accept that or not as you wish. They are tiny potatoes that have been exposed to the light. First they go green, then they go brown. Leave them in the soil and you will curse them as 'volunteers' next year!

scrophularia nodasa

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:19
You have given us very little to go on. Is it a big area? Is it in the way? Why do you want to get rid of it?

More to the point, what do you regard as a weed?

Can anyone tell me what these are?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 14:42
If you look at a spud plant you will see that spuds are produced up the stems.

What you have is quite normal if you haven't planted the seed potatoes deep enough or earthed up enough.

If you planted that little potato it would develop into a plant.

It is obviously not correct to say potatoes don't sprout leaves until they are put in the soil, or there would be no point chitting them.

What you have is nothing to do with feminization!!

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:56
Keep the logs by all means, but sycamore gives out little heat when it burns.

I can't think of anything to recommend it dead or alive, though I understand it is nice for wood-turning.

Replacement Tree For Mountain Ash

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:17
Liquidamber or circidefilum.

Apple and Pear Blossom

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:34
I think you should have waited and removed fertilized pears rather than the flowers. Until you see the degree of set there is no method of gauging how much of the blossom will be fertilized.

Next year wait until after the 'June Drop' (can be in July) for the apples. Some trees are biennial and the degree of fertilization varies from year to year too.

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