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Help! Grannies are eating my strawberries

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:32

I know alot advise putting straw around strawberries, I've only tried it once and found it harboured slugs and snails. It was also a nightmare to pick from around the strawberries as it didn't rot down as quick as I'd liked and weeds grew through it. 

Whats eating yoiur strawberries could be under the straw and the wood lice are just coming in later to finish of the fruit.

What's cropping in your veg patch?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 18:30

Radish, about 4 strawberries, pineberries, spuds, gooseberries, rubarb and swede although this is still quite small. Could probably start to pick onions and shallots but I wanted to leave them longer this year to get to a good size.   

Killer in action

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:58

DorsetUK - I'm given to understand there a quite a few different British ladybirds..do all Ladybird larvae look the same...

Killer in action

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:51

Nature doing it's bit - problems is some people don't know what ladybird larvae look like and mistake it for a beastie...I was in that gang until some kind poster, many moons ago put me in the know...now even more people know having seen your pic...

Sweet corn problems...

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Checked and watered the plants this evening to find another plant is starting to go grey. Sorry didn't say in my first post but the other two seedlings went grey first before going brown.

They weren't hardened off totally in the shade, that area of the garden is in some shade early morning and late afternoon. I could understand them getting burnt if left in the GH but they've been outdoors and although it's been warm, most days have been over cast or it's rained apart from today, which has been sunny and hot.  

 

Sowing parsnips....

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:35

Think I'll also leave the parsnips a while longer, I've nothing big enough ready to go out yet. They were dated so will check when sown.

Sweet corn problems...

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:01

We've had a couple of sunny days so I'm going to check on them this evening and give a good water. Fingers crossed they'll be ok.

Sweet corn problems...

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:58

I had 15 healthy seedlings, doing well in the GH and potted them up because it was to early to plant out and their roots were growing through the bottom of the modules.

After a week, due to the recent warm weather, I started to moved them in and out of the GH to harden off. Within 24 hours one seedling turned brown from the centre of it's leaves...it has withered and died. A 2nd one has followed. I've planted the others out on the allotment, they still look healthy but smaller than other's planted out by allotmenteers. 

Q is...I'm hoping the two seedlings withered and died due to hardening off...or are the other plants going to wither and die too...due to a virus or other nastie...    

Sowing parsnips....

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:06

Parsnips were sown on the allotment several weeks ago, I made a hole filled it with compost then planted two seeds in each station. It's difficult now, to know if they've germinated because of all the tiny weeds growing in the compost.

Was thinking of digging the area over and trying again but this time putting a jam jar over the seeds so at least the spot where they were planted is marked or is it too late to sow parsnips....  

The difficulty is parsnip seedlings look like annual weed seedlings...

1st & 2nd Earlies

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:15

As KEF says spuds do store better in paper bags or hessian sacks. I tend not to grow enough for them to last till April, ate the last of mine in January and the last bag was emptied in October.

I still have some 2nd earlies chitting from January this year as there wasn't enough room to plant them out.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27

Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 08:34

Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 19:58
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