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cold snap and potatoes

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:24
If they are in the soil as opposed to bags just cover the shoots with soil. At this time of year there are only frosts on still nights so you can cover the shoots with newspaper and it will not blow away; and it is easy to remove in the morning.

Brown needles on my Christmas tree

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 00:27
Has a dog lifted his leg on it?

Cauli looks like cress...

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:29
Outside: just you wait until we have a drop of rain, then everything will pop up. Rain usually does it better than watering the ground.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:21
The freesias in most supermarkets don't smell; that is why I grew my own. There are at least three flowering stems per corm/bulb, but that slightly misses the point. I have the ability to smell them.

I certainly won't throw them away.

On the other hand some anemones I planted in early 2014 flowered well last year and have been flowering this year since February. They make excellent cut flowers.


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:11
Where are you??

Early potatoes are getting ready for lifting in May.

If you can protect them from the shoots above ground being frosted you can certainly plant them earlier.

Lemon Grass

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:07
The plant does not grow a large bulbous base. Look in the supermarket for an indication of what lemon grass stems look like. The stems are used for cooking.

Mine - grown from a supermarket stem - did well in the greenhouse.

Lemon Grass

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:04
The plant does not grow a thick bulbous base. The base of the stems thicken. Look at the lemon grass in the supermarket for an indication of what lemon grass for cooking looks like.

Mine grew well in the greenhouse


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:34
Early potatoes can certainly go in now. They will be underground and unaffected by bad weather. It's just that they are traditionally planted about Easter, and it was early this year.

I'm not sure what you mean by wanting second earlies not maincrop. They are different varieties. Have you bought the seed potatoes; and what variety are they?


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:28
Mine have taken over a year to flower. But was it worth it as they have no fragrance!!?? If I had know they didn't smell I wouldn't have bothered, but they are very pretty.

What's eating my primrose petals??!!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 13:04
Tits also do it. Last week on Skomer I watched blackcaps giving the narcissus flowers a good going over looking for things to eat.

Unless you watch your plants from daybreak to nightfall, I doubt you'll catch them at it.

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