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Freshly picked peas

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 00:30
Busy-Lizzie, Brussels taste disgusting from the freezer whether you blanch them or not. They stand on the plant through the winter and they are in the shops from September to March, so I wouldn't waste valuable freezer space on them.

Plant ID please

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 00:08
I think on reflection it might be hemp-nettle. Common weed of arable land. Not sure though.

Plant ID please

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:35
Dogs Mercury? Maybe not, but whatever it is it is a weed; a common weed, I have it in my garden. Certainly not Sambucus nigra, that's black. And nothing like JKW so rest easy.

It will come to me in time!

Builders dust

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 14:27
While the work is going on put a sheet of newspaper over the pots. Or if it is windy something heavier like a sheet.

strawberry virus

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 01:41
Counsel of perfection is to replace strawberry plants after they have cropped three times for this very reason. They are best grown as a rotation; propagation of new plants every year and discard the oldest.

Your new plants may have a virus. Plants you buy commercially should be free of it.

Potato harvest

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:08
If you cut the stems off because of blight, you can harvest immediately, you don't have to wait ten to fourteen days, or did I misunderstand what you meant? Usually if you cut off the stems/haulm/leaves you can leave the potatoes in the soil for a period until you want to dig them.

You will always get a range of sizes from large to tiny. Try and find every little one or they will grow next year.

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 23:47
If you add too much water you get less flavour; Water is cheap when translated into heavier potatoes.

In our own gardens most of us go for good flavour rather than heavy tasteless crops. Just compare the taste of a home-grown tomato versus a shop-bought one.

I.D. Required please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:00
Pink flowers, could it be everlasting sweet pea?

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:57
They could be bumble bees. Should be left alone, they are not usually aggressive unless you tip over their home, turn the hose on them, etc, etc, etc.....

The children, cats and humans are in little danger from them.

Strawberry Plant Leaves

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:21
Well, yes they will. Removing leaves will make no difference to that. Summer holidays always coincide with some vital gardening event.

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