Zoomer44


Latest posts by Zoomer44

Celeriac

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:13

Italophile. I planted mine out late..ish but started them off in modules...me hopes they will be ready to harvest late October. I was thinking will they store in the ground to be picked through the winter if not how is the best way to store them.

On the topic of over winter vegs...silly Q...but is there any veg which can grown to be left in the veg bed and then picked over winter.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 21:56

 Zoomer goes off to check when the next high tide is....

Gathering fallen leaves is also a winner with children, I offer a treat to the one who can put the most leaves in a bin bag...erm.. maybe that should be on the tricks of the trade thread... 

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:34

Control and F5 has been working for me.

seed share

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:29

 I can't do links to the internet.

PM's

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:26

Thanks nutcutlet everything froze about 9.30 for me so caught up on Beechgrove and GW

Celeriac

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:03

I'm also growing Celeriac, 2nd yr for me, not to successful last yr, the plants didn't get watered regularly and bolted. This yr they are looking good, will remove the outer leaves, uncover more of the root and carry on with the watering.

I was growing Celeriac as an over winter veg, can some be left in the ground and picked later?

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 23:26

gj, it's not a fool proof way of keeping slugs and snails at bay and doesn't kill them but after watching a programme a few years ago where a guy was growing, if I recall, hosta's and started spraying in March and had the most amazing plants with not a nibble taken out of the leaves, I spray early.  

If you decide to make seaweed feed, it's usually good to bottle up after about 6 wks and the stuff in the bags can be spread on you beds. I put it on the bed in the GH and had a really good crop of toms this year. I dilute down to half a litre milk carton measure to a full watering can but using a full milk carton occasionally doesn't seem to do any harm if you miss a feed. I feed weekly.

I used to dive near St Abbs in my youth, not sure if that's near you but kelp grows to several feet high and seals use it to hide in. Don't want to preach but don't pick fresh seaweed the stuff washed up is good enough for the garden.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 23:16

gj, it's not a fool proof way of keeping slugs and snails at bay and doesn't kill them but after watching a programme a few years ago where a guy was growing, if I recall, hosta's and started spraying in March and had the most amazing plants with not a nibble taken out of them, I spray early.  

If you decide to make seaweed feed, it's usually good to bottle up after about 6 wks and the stuff in the bags can be spread on you beds. I put it on the bed in the GH and had a really good crop of toms this year. I dilute down to half a litre milk carton measure to a full watering can but using a full milk carton occasionally doesn't seem to do any harm if you miss a feed. I feed weekly.

I used to dive near St Abbs in my youth, not sure if that's near you but the kelp grows to several feet high and seals use it to hide in. Don't want to preach but don't pick fresh seaweed the stuff washed up is just as good for the garden.

plant pots

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:29

Then there's the chipped section but not alll GC 's have them. I picked up two huge ceramic pots for half price with just small chips on the rim which are easily covered by planting close to the edge of the pot.     

plant pots

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:16

wooden fruit boxes can often be picked up free. I get mine from two local nurseries by buying fruit and veg then ask for a box to carry them in.

You can also pick up pots by buying plants from the nearly dead section at GC's. A local nursery near me, this year, was selling off half barrels planted up with nearly dead plants for £5 less than the cost of an empty barrel. I don't think they'd realised their error.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
Replies: 3    Views: 222
Last Post: 20/06/2016 at 13:10

Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
Replies: 12    Views: 549
Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 15:31

Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
Replies: 14    Views: 516
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 13:29

Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
Replies: 9    Views: 364
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:11

Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
Replies: 1    Views: 277
Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 09:52

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
Replies: 485    Views: 29105
Last Post: Yesterday at 09:41

Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
Replies: 1    Views: 330
Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 21:13

Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
Replies: 2    Views: 378
Last Post: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
Replies: 15    Views: 760
Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
Replies: 8    Views: 1045
Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
Replies: 9    Views: 761
Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
Replies: 8    Views: 641
Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
Replies: 4    Views: 549
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
Replies: 2    Views: 394
Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
Replies: 5    Views: 2467
Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26
1 to 15 of 86 threads