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Latest posts by Zoomer44

where-did-everyone-get-there-veg-seeds-from-this-year

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 22:39

I buy from moreveg, simplyseed and jungleseeds, save my own peppers, chillies, toms, peas and beans. Got some from the seed swap thread and had others left over from previous years. Some from Aldi, Lidl and gardening mags. 

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 01:01

Went out to see if the plants were still alive before I went to work and when I got back today. These two plants aren't wilting but the other plants in GH are just as heavily set with fruit and may go the same way, if they don't get extra support.

Know were chicky is coming from but will cut my loses and hang them upside down and put in more support for the other plants.It'll create more room for air to circulate.

Apart from these two plants caving in and one plant getting BER I'm ever so pleased with toms this year. I've got them rippening in hanging baskets outdoors which is a first

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:38

Big mistake, I put up a different cane structure in the GH beds this year to support the plants as they grew. Two plants have slipped down the canes under the weight of the toms and the stems has broken at the bottom, not completely because the plants haven't died. The fruit is beginning to rippen quickly though. 

Q is I don't know whether to leave the plants, see if they survive and the fruit rippens or cut my loses on these two plants, pick the fruit to rippen on a window sill and provide extra support for the plants which are left in the space the vacated plants make?    

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 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 21:54

What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 21:57

Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 21:17

First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 09:56

Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41
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