Zoomer44


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the-squeakers

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:15

Thinning is a learning curve all gardeners have to go through SD   no doubt pruning fruit tree's is too.

I found it alot easier to cull plants in the GH, this year, you have to choose the best and send the rest to the garden in the sky in order to make enough room for the chosen few.   

Same with veg. I grow in modules then plant out, and this year, was determined to thin to one plant per module no matter how many seeds germinated. 

I found in the first few years of growing your own, at the start of the year you conveniently forget how much room each veg needs, I'm still learning, thinning is more ruthless and veg spacings are getting bigger so the crops are getting better   

runner-bean-help

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:19

7ft is a healthy height, I'd be inclined to nip the tops off, it won't stop whats muching the flowers but the plant will stop growing and produce even more flowers and hopefully some will produce beans.   

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 23:58

If truth be known how many sneak into their garden recycle bin stuff which they shouldn't I draw the line at chopping up a fence with nails in but clearly others don't..

 

winter-potatos

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:55

ZG - Ever the optimist and up for a challenge .Can't go wrong, if planted in bags in ample time, put them in the GH by the end of September and give them some TLC at night in October with wrap and fleese. 

Can't beat home grown spuds, I'm currently going through Red Duke of York. 

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:23

I tried Verve again this year, got a couple of the really big bags. A lot better quality than last year. No nails, plastic or big peices of wood. Nice black crumbly stuff and the GH plants have done well off it.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:10

Dry but cool here today. I'm hoping the weather warms up again, I sowed bienniel seeds afew weeks ago and they are ever so slow in growing.

new-to-all-of-this--need-help-please-

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:05

I netted the brassica's, but didn't just get butteflies under the netting, those that couldn't get under it laid their eggs on the flowers, there isn't one sunflower leaf without holes in. At least if they just go for brassica's I know where all the eggs are 

two-problems-with-my-honeysuckle

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 00:41

I'll give mine a good water too and a mulch.

Blueberries

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:43

Hi ,Sally good luck for next year.

'Top hat' has put on some growth this year. I've decided not to prune. Netting is a good plan, my cat has reached the winter of her years and chasing birds isn't on her agenda.

Let us know how you fair.

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:53

I'm enjoying this years series... Nigel has become a fixture...LOL, about the compost area. ..I agree it is about the size of most peoples gardens  but composting is important in the grand scheme of gardening .

I can't wait to see how Monty's tom trial is getting on in the GH. My tom plants are buckling under the weight of fruit on them.    

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