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Tatties

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 21:23

Insomnia-I;m sure posters will have diffrent answers to your Q and different methods, I'm certain, work . 

Once the spuds has been planted, I fill the bag half way with compost, about 9inches, bearing in mind there are stones in the bottom, then there's a layer of compost to lay the spuds on. When they start showing leaves, I cover again with about 2 - 3 inches of compost and keep doing this until the bags are full to about 5 inches from the top.

If the leaves grow to several inches it becomes more difficult to get the compost under the leaves without breaking them and NO do not firm down the compost, you are likely to break the roots/plant stems! which is what the new spuds grow from.  

Alternatievly, some posters fill the bag right up to the top after planting the spuds.

Nows thew time to put in about 4 to 5 short canes into the bag and thread twine around them as a support, the foilage does get quite high and a strong wind will break it without the supports.

MMM slugs climbing up to the fascias of the house.

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 22:17

Slugs are very good at absailing, could be using the walll to get up high, to survey the garden, before targeting particularly tasty plants and absailing down. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 22:08

Warm and sunny all day in this part of the NW, no rain, so I was out in the garden. Gave it a general tidy and planted out xmas spuds, this will be 3rd time lucky, very hopeful this time as it's the earliest they've gone out and there's heaps of time before the first frost.  

The beetroot crop is looking a tab bit miserable, with leaves full of holes, me thinks I might invest in netting with frame for next year.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 00:00

No change here,it rained again. Hope it stay's dry long enough tomorrow to plant up xmas spuds.

OIympic Opening; Thought the queen arriving by parachute with Mr Bond and Mr Bean playing the keyboard were classics. Raising the five rings from the steel works, portraying the industrial revolution, was done well. I also liked the part portraying British music.  

After so many people have been trying  to get tickets, the empty seats seen on the news tonight, I don''t think will fall on stony ground

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:24

Judging by the roof tops it's rained here today but the sun has been out and it's looking good for the weekend.

Just waiting for the opening ceremony to start.   

Talkback: Feeding plants

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 22:03
Bring on some dry weather and sunshine. The leaves on my runner and french beans are begining to go yellow. Good advise, will start feeding stuff planted out with a good dose of liquid feed.

The long game

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 21:54

It looks like alot of hard work ahead but how exciting to have such a large open space to work with and do as you please.

Happy gardening.

 

tomatoes

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 21:51

I don't know alot about blight but is blgiht the same for spuds as it is for toms.

There have been alot of full Smith alerts for my area of Lancashire, with 12 alerts this month alone, and alot in June and May. Depending where you live conditions have been good for blight, certainly here in the NW. There have been more alerts to date this year than for the whole of last year for my post code. 

Which months are early and late blight likely to appear? I grow alot of spuds and it would be interesting to know.

 

Have you seen one?????

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 21:37

Typical isn't it, you go to all that trouble of building a home for out friends and they don't move in 

I have a lovely little bird feeder which you can thread apples through, the birds don't even look at it yet they manage to see currants hidden under leaves on bushes  

Is there anything that can go in now for an autumn crop ?

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 21:07

I sowed some peas on damp kitchen roll a few weeks ago, they have just gone outside in small pots. Didn't manage to sow any seeds last weekend but the grounds been cleared and my xmas spuds have arrived. Also potted up about 30 strawberry plants grown from seed, the white and yellow variety, hoping they'll be ready tp plant out in Sept for next year.    

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