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We have an outbreak of potato blight at the allotment. If we spoary with bordeaux mixture now and it rains in a couple of days - wouold we need to spray again after bearing in mind that the mixture might have had time to dry on the plants by then
The washing out, usually by rain, of soluble (and some insoluble) minerals from the soil. Because some substances leach faster than others, this may cause a chemical imbalance in the soil, which, in turn, may have a detrimental effect on plants
Hi, I layed a new turf lawn in early May. It appears to be well established apart from the odd bald spot but it is very hard and uneven under foot. Any ideas on how to alleviate this or does it just need rain and a bit of forking? Thanks!
This was the 2nd year trying to grow bulb fennel. The rain has suited because none of the plants have bolted, they look healthy but the bulbs are still quite small,are they likely to get much bigger and when do you harvest.
I have been looking on the web for something that will allow me to attach a self watering drip hose to a rain water barrel to water my veggies whilst i'm on holiday. Does anyone have any experience of using something like this?
Thankyou again Lucy they are all planted here are some photos of your plants. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us I shall take photo sof th eothers I planted next week as heavy rain came on.
I was advised to feed my potatoes which are in bags. They are growing nicely and have reached the top of the bags. Due to all of the rain we have had , the compost is really wet so making it impossible to water any feed in. Should I be covering
Hi. Its hard to imagine your plight here, as it has rained quite more than average. Those lucky Scots are more like what we have here. Anyhow I am glad you find some alternate ways to keep things blooming. It helps me to feel grateful
,s and 70,s are long gone when in the past 30 years do you remember snow in march . I was down on my allotment on the 17 march and empty ed a rain gauge of 3" of rain and between then and today there was a further 3" of rain ,i think we are in for a
it is because of all the rain is that right he asks. Usually a sign of over-manured ground and too much nitrogen i cant see that as it is sandy and free draining and not much nutrients in it at all... this is first year they have done it.. strange. In that case