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Latest posts by Welshonion

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:37
Yes, but not out of your hand; that is learned behaviour because some people like to feed them.

seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:35
I agree, fidgetbones, but ColinA may want to do it as an experiment. So long as he isn't relying on them for all his potatoes.

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:31

seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 15:10
Cool and dark until you are ready to chit them.

Rhubarb variety

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:46
Grated zest of orange goes very well with rhubarb.

Help - Runner Beans

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:34
My Goodness, 30 minutes is way, way too long for runner beans which are fit to eat. You have let them grow for too long. Pick them when they are up to about 160cm and don't need stringing if they are a stringy variety.

One of the joys of your own veg is that you can pick things like beans much earlier than the tough things you find in the shops. And home-grown vegetables, fresh picked, take much less time to cook than recommended.

Iris Pseudacorus

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:25
They spread very well by rhizomes. Might be a mistake to encourage them. Their flowers are very fleeting. They will also puncture a pond liner.

They will germinate very well au natural, they don't need human intervention!! IMO there is no information on germination because it is sooooo easy!

Veg plot in field

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:41
Beware of rotovating if there are any perennial weeds in the plot; you will multiply them.

Spuds are a good idea. Plot by plot increase the area under cultivation. Do not try to do it all at once, you will become daunted.

You mention chickens; use them to clear plots. Fold them on the areas you want cleared. Then dig.

national dalia collection

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 18:27
Yes, I have. Was shocked by the postage charge when it appeared. I think I bought about 12 little plants, and I think one of them died quickly.

Must have been about 4 years ago.

Potato leaves

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:58
Choose a dry day when you dig them, and lay the potatoes on the surface of the soil to 'set' the skin, before you put them in a suitable sack. Paper, hessian or woven polypropylene, perhaps. Whatever you use keep the potatoes cool and in the dark.

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Butterfly Release

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