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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

I'm already growing bulb fennel on the allotment. The juries gone out on whether to grow artichokes.

Thanks for your helpful replies 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:57

Mine are still in the GH, I'll be planting out beginning of June.  

Yellowing & dying seedlings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:43

Have there been any cold nights where you live, I left my cues on a garden bench overnight by accident  and the first leaves are similar to your plants but the true leaves are ok, your true leaves look heathly so would have thought they are fine, it may have been to cold in the GH one night.  

The compost in the second picture looks alittle dry though, try watering that one but don't over water. 

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:00

Just checked out the difference between globe and Jerusalem artichokes...and...I won't be growing Jerusalem artichokes. Globe artichokes sound like they can be grown at the back of a flower boarder though.

Tetley - Scented flowers sounds good, I always like to have a vase of flowers indoors for those wet and windy days when you can't get out in the garden.

PoddingtonP - I think I'll be disciplined in going down to the plot for veg and stuff mid week, if need be I'll go after work and keep some wellies in the car. The courgette/squash bed is already prepared.

Mysterious yellow spots!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 22:59

Mike - is there any reason why Meredith wouldn't continue to post, I'm some what mistified by your response !

Mysterious yellow spots!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 22:30

It could be a mosaic virus usually spread by aphids but can be transferred after handling affected plants so wash your hands before handling other plants. It's always adviceable to use clean pots too when potting up plants.

If you have any spare seeds sow some more as a  back up. If it is a mosaic virus the yield will be affected but courgettes are usually plorific fruit bearers so you may not notice.     


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:57

Alternatively instead of planting them on a mound, plant them in a flimsy pot, 3' or 4' is sufficient and cut the bottom off, then plant them out with the pot. When you come to water do this outside the pot. The stem doesn't get wet and water is drawn up by the roots. 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:47


What to grow in vacated veg beds....

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:45

artjak - Just checked artchokes on line and me thinks I've been digging up artichoke tubers for fun for the past couple of months on the allotment. I didn't know what they were but remember pulling out some dead plants about 6ft tall in February .

Dug more up today, they seem to grow even on a fraction of the tuber. These will have been in the ground a few years, if I dig up what's left and move them to a new spot will they be ok to grow from.  

I don't know about them fighting off old age but digging them up does       

Chinese red noodle beans

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 00:42

I bought mine on a  whim Swedboy too,  P&P was free on line if the order was over an amount and me thinks I was 50p short but I'm confident under the right growing circumstances they'll grow 

It's a learning curve, nothing ventured, nothing gained...

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