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More help please

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:02

I think we need close up photos.  In the meantime, crush some leaves of each and that will tell you what they are.

Mystery plant- friend or foe? Eat or not?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 15:40

Same family as chillies, potatoes, tomatoes.  Definitely do not eat.

Unknown plant

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 15:37

You may not like the answer, but it is definitely a weed.

tomato blight

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:27

Doesn't sound like blight.  It usually shows first on the leaves.

sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:57

Sorry, San Mazarno is indeterminate; an error on my part.

Pak choi

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:51

It has gone to seed.

Another bee question

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 09:34

Huntertony, not sure what you mean by 'quite heavily protected'.  Bees of all types have no legal protection at all.  And if you read this forum for any length of time you will realise that some of the posters resort to chemicals as soon as their plants are threatened.

Admittedly there are less posters advocating the worst of the chemicals and sprays lately, but I'm sure many have still got the chemicals stashed away somewhere.

There was a piece in the newspaper quite recently stating that the chemicals remain in the soil for a long time, so the valuable beasties are not safe yet.

sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 00:18

They are bush tomatoes.

You can easily tell if you are over-watering tomatoes as excess water will come out of the pores on the edge of the leaves.

In my experience blossom-end rot is caused by inconsintant watering, but there are many theories about the cause.  Some varieties are prone to it.

unwanted grass

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 00:42

Jennifer, since when was weed supressing fabric organic or ecologically sound?  It's made from plastic isn't it?

Having given this more thought, the best course of action is to strip the turf off the lawn after strimming and removing the cut grass.  Stack the turf upside down and then when it has rotted down you will have some nice top-soil for the garden, and a nice flat surface to pave.

How much is too much ??

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 00:32

Because it was so wet last year the water in my butts is over a year old.  It is totally clear and not in the slightest bit smelly.

You are doing something wrong if you have to add charcoal at all.  Is the butt closed with a well-fitting lid at all times?  Did the barrel smell before you put the water in?  What was it used for before?

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