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Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:27

Could you not regard it as fertilizer for the hedge?  They are greedy feeders?

Mint varieties

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:24

Who, precisely, is going to care if your mint is patented?  Do you mean cultivate or propogate?

Fruits for Tropical countries

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 16:28

Do you not know someone you can ask?  In my experience there is a wide range of delicious vegetables and fruits you could grow.  It does depend on how long you will be there as to whether some of them are practical.

Can you easily get soil or compost for the pots?

Google is your friend!

Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:41

And it does not look as though the plant has enough support.  As the tomatoes ripen they will get heavier and the plant will break.  Maybe you are using green string and I can't see it!

Plant Thieves at NGS Opening

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 00:27

Ha, Ha Ha.  Gave you wild garlic!  It's a weed!


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 23:49

If it is garlic, of course you can eat it. 


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 23:39

Did you see the Springwatch programme this evening?  Butterflies need 'weeds' and especially nettles.

Jalapeno Jelp

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 23:34

OK, they do in the main, but insects play a part too. I've often seen insects on my chilli plants.

 I always understood tomatoes were self-pollinating; so why do growers import thousands of bumble bees each year to help with pollination?  Bees, incidentally which are bringing in parasites which are harming our native bees.

I would also suggest DMG shakes the plants gently and makes sure the ventilation is good.

Jalapeno Jelp

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:42

They are dropping off because they have not been pollinated.  Can insects get at 'em!

Red Robin's

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:43

Pravado kills bees.  Which is worse, no bees or nibbled plants, especially as the spray isn't apparently working?

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