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Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 20:19

Not so sure about renting them out, good labours hard to come by these days.

They helped to eat my strawberries and toms this year. Gathering seaweed is usually a great day out, they look forward to that.

Are T&M having a laugh!

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:35

...and the spuds look suspicously big to have been grown in a pot, presumably off one plant...  

It'll soon be Christmas...

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 01:22

O, Kef, said cat is in the winter of her years and has served well over time.

Me expected her to go to the GC in the sky whilst I was on my gollies.

When the back door is opened each morning, she looks out now and then returns to her bed. The vet tells me she is just old but healthy.

vegetables and horse manure

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 22:19

It's debatable when to spread manure on your veg beds but everyone seems to agree it needs to be well rotted down, I spread in Autumn with muck I've had rotting down for 12 months, some veg growers wait till spring.

I've three veg beds and try to operate a crop rotation system, you should not grow a vegetable in the same spot each year. I grow roots, brassicas and other veg in the seperate beds.

So in answer to the Q, on a crop rotation system...manure enrich's the soil... roots and brassicas don't like enriched soil, so stuff like beetroot, carrot's, parsnip's and spuds for roots... and broccoli, brussels, cabbage, swede and turnip for brassica's...there are more root and brassica vegs...won't grow well in soil freshly manured.

Stuff like beans, celeriac, beet, onions and leeks, peas, spinach and sweet corn,   grow well, in ground manured in the Autumn and can be planted in your other bed...

Hope this is helpful, happy growing... 

It'll soon be Christmas...

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 21:14

This was going to be the year I grew spuds for Christmas...planted them in ample time to grow and, they were looking good 3 weeks ago...so disappointed... went on my golllies, left instructions to water the spud bags but friend thought they were late spring planted one's and when they started  to wilt didn't water them, I've tried to bring them back to life but they are beyond saving

What could I say, she was so pleased there was a late spring bag of spuds to pick... and on a positive note the cat was well fed

Are other posters growing vegs for Christmas. How well are they growing? I'm thinking of throwing in the towel with spuds, this has to be the 3rd or 4th yr trying,  me thinks I was never meant to grow them .

Veg seeds for next year...

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 20:34

I'm saving pepper, chilli, toms, peas and runner/french bean seeds. Was also going to try and save aubergine seeds, that's work in progress though, the one's labelled are just getting bigger with no sign of them going dull in colour and dying... and something has taken a nibble out of one

I like to try different coloured veg, so in France bought white, yellow and purple radish, those were in a bargin pack, white turnip and a new variety for me - beetroot Cioggia, it's red and white striped in the middle. I've also got burpees golden although it didn't do very well this year and detroit 2, a very reliable cropper.

Toms - prune noire, a black Russian variety and Abergines - Violette longue hative but need to work out whether they will grow into tall plants and need to go in the GH bed or a pot on the potting bench, the distructions are in French   

What are other posters saving by way of seeds or planning to buy...   

    

Celeriac

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 20:03

Will look out for CN seeds for next year.

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.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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Little gems...

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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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