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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 21:51

It stayed dry here and was a lot warmer than yesterday.

Always nice to see the first flowers on toms, sadly they are on the plant's I bought, my home sown ones have a long way to go yet.

Planted out a sad looking lot of pea seedlings. Very disappointed with pea's this year, most seedlings have died, so another last lot has been sown.      

carrots

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 00:02

carrots

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 23:59

Carrots are similar to parsnips and have a tapered root. If the root is broken when transplanting, the carrots, if they survive will fork leading to misshaped carrots which is the reason most will advise to sow direct where you want your carrots to grow. 

I'm happy to be wrong but sowing carrots in stony ground leads to the same problem.

I prefer to grow carrots in pots, sowing then direct and harvesting as mini veg. If you sow in pots though you need to be ruthless when thinning out. The root needs room to grow, and it won't row to a size were it's worth harvesting if competing with other seedlings.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 23:03

Rain, rain and more rain. 

competitions

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:14

No, never won anything but you have to be in it to win it  and my enthusiasm has wained. Like yourself I'm not lucky . I'd be more inclined to enter if the winners were printed.

Help :(

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 23:38

On top of the telly does not spring to mind as the best place to let them dry out.

If the dinning room gets some sun, on the table might be better or a bright spare bedroom, on the window ledge.

Runner Beans

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:03

artjak, I don't know how to load pictures onto the computer. I've taken a couple of pics and loaded on the Kodak software but can't load the pics off the little storage chip, will try to work it out but it's not going to be this evening.

Must have done it before though as I've found some old pics of the garden on the computer.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:41

Bright and clear skies this morning with a chill in the air. Same again this evening when I got home from work, but in between it's rained as the ground was sodden. 

Best way to get rid of bamboo

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:42

If it's an invasive variety when digging up make sure you get all the roots. Roots left in the ground will regrow or migrate to other parts of the garden.

Runner Beans

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:27

Criss. I'm trying a new structure this year to train beans and peas up. 

Instead of the traditional upside down 'v' shape with the canes crossing at the top, I'm crossing them in the middle like a giant 'x', the canes are tied in the middle.

You don't get the congestion of plants meeting at the top. This structure is then reinforced with a rectangular frame at the top in my case a 3.5ft by 1.5ft frame made of wooden lats and a lat either side attached to the short lengths, in the middle, about 7ft long and driven into the ground about 1ft. The tops of the canes are tied to the light wooden frame.

The structure allows wind to flow through it better reducing the risk of it going over in strong winds.

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