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q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 23:47

Thanks. Italophile. Got home this evening after being away for a few days and the two bush ones, outdoors, have done really well, one better than the other so will save some seeds, they are begining to go past their best. .

 

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 22:16

I've tried red pear for two years now, I'm still picking because not all the fruit has BER, but won't be growing again, they've been watered like the other tom varieties which don't have BER...and the crop is poor.  

Itaophile.Can I save seeds from the ripe fruit now, off the plants which have snapped.   

peas

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:54

Not watched this weeks GW yet. Small brown envelops to store seeds in are ideal once the seeds are dry. Seeds will sweat in plastic and don't dry out. 

I've only saved peas, beans, peppers, chillies and toms seeds. I'm going to branch out and save other stuff this year, not just veg but flowers and herbs  .

Good luck with the fig tree.  

palaisglide

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:22

Thanks you guys.

I was getting abit down hearted because I don't usually come on line till about 7 or 8ish and welcomed the notifications because those were the one's I'd replied to first or one's I was following. I was begining to think by not reply would infer I was ignoring posters responses.  

I've worked it out now , by pressing on zoomer and then postings it brings up what you've last posted. So I won't be leaving. It's an excellent forum.

Ditto to responding to postings.  

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:03

Warm and sunny here today.

Verdun...I'm a ngiht owl. Seldom get on the boards before 8pm.  

Birdy I stick to hand shears, the only time I used an electric hedge cutter to trim the hedge it was borrowed, it looked more like a chainsaw to cut down tree's but I was assured it was a hedge trimmer. It burnt out within mins of starting to use it and I felt obligated to pay for the repair. Never again....       

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:20

Rained here for most of the day. 

I spent an hour or so indoors sorting seeds being saved for next year. 

palaisglide

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 23:08

Frank hasn't posted on the weather thread for  a while... I miss him...it's a real pain not getting notifications...I'm at the point of throwing in the towel...

peas

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 22:53

Hi Alan. Me thinks it was the real seed company where I got the idea to save seeds.

It's fairly easy to save peas/beans and if you aren't successful the first year you'll realise why and manage it the 2nd if you follow the real seed guide.

Pea/beans are slightly different but basically - plants have a life span and die back when the temps drop. If you continue picking every pod from one plant then none grow big enough to produce seeds to save before the plant dies, despite drying out the seeds inside are small and either won't germinate the following year or produce a poor crop.

If you have a big plot and want to save seeds from this years plants you need to stop picking the bean or pea plant which you plan to save seeds off. This allows pods to grow to their full size before the plant dies. The pods dry out on the plant and will then be ready to save for seeds next year. If you have an allotment you could leave one plant at the end of the row and just never pick it but use as a seed plant.

 If you get that part right and you'll know when your seeds have dried because they'll be a similar size to bought seeds, you are onto a winner

Peas/bean seeds save well and last several years, I grow in the back garden so don't allow a whole plant to go to seed. Last year I left some pods unpicked but not the whole plant and saved enough seeds for a couple of years.

Hope this is helpful. Happy gardening

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 01:07

Picked more than can be eaten this evening, Italophile. BER is on red pear.... again...not one I'll be growing next year.

chillies---hungarian-hot-wax

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 22:54

Apache are hot enough for me. I've lost most of the labels this year but recognise that one. I've also a pale green one, tapered and about 3.5 inches long. Not a hint of it turning black. Do all chillies/peppers go black before red? 

  

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