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Only you get over-run with nastutiums, Nicko.
Father in Law heard that co-planting marigold in the toms acted as a sacrificial crop for the whitefly. With all the tomato feed he got a great crop of marigolds.
Personally, we use those yellow sticky fly papers. They are actually quite useful, especially if you go in and shake the plants, the pests fly up, head for the yellow and GOTCHA.
Yup catpoo in the potato holes. I send it back to where it came from. If I could stuff it literally then I would. Otherwise it's over the relevant fence.
The face end of the cat is generally OK.
Same here, my bliddy cat too. The little fekker
If the Nastys are in pots they can be controlled as there not in the open like mine were .
I thought that the only reason we grew runner beans was because the children had already germinated them at school. The logic being that if they had some ownership they **might** even try eating them.
Anyway.The first beets are now sowed. I've no intention of eating the beetroots, only harvesting the leaves for salads.
I also discovered from other sources that chard bolts in year 2, so I've sowed some more of that. Both are in the raised bed, under glass.
My plan is to raise carrots in a bucket of seed+potting mixed 50/50 with sand. Anyone tried this? Is the soil still likely to be a bit too rich?
Not eating your beetroots?- criminal. harvest some when small, don;t even need to peel them. Put in foil with loadsa cloves of garlic and dollop with olive oil and balsamic and bake until tender. Oh boy YUM.
(It's a Jamie so the proper version will be on the net somewhere.)
I've got some orange beetroot seeds that I'm going to try this year and Mr FL wants me to grom purple carrots; world gone mad and all that!
My kids love beetroot for that reason, it's when you feed it to other people's sprogs and forget to warn the parents.......!
BTW Blisters- what were you and your identical twin doing under my toe nail after my HM on Sunday? Just clear off will you
I have some seeds for purple & white ones this year
Anyone lost anything to the recent cold snap?
My runner bean seeding that I been growing in toilet rolls in the poly tunnel all copped it,sadly.
Thank you Mr Frost !
I must remember to cover over the mesh top panels in my tunnel doors until @ least May time,as it was everything on the top staging by both doors that went west.
Some of my sweet corns looked liked they had be burnt but they seemed to have revived slightly in the last couple of days.
My Garlics in the last week have gone on brilliantly ,the bit of extra warmth has made a difference,in particular my elephant garlics,they are now over 12 " tall.
Is it me or is gardener's World really sh*te these days?
Bring back Poshmonty
cliff was good
had a great voice
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cliff was goodhad a great voice
Mine been in two weeks but no show yet, had to cover with clear plastic so cats can't deposit anything and it's keeping the soil warm.
Lettuce is starting to show in raised bed
Most of my spuds are in now, will be planting my main crops in a few days. Garlic is just starting to show (after starting again after my disater of planting the full bulb instead of just the clove!! - oops!)
My broad beans are going mad in the greenhouse, will it be ok to put then out now of leave them a bit longer?
Thanks Fat Buddha.
*runs out to get spade*
Bliddy hell when did you plant them, December ?
Peas are popping up in pots in greenhouse too, looks like spring has arrived guys.
Back from hols so gardening to start when it stops raining. Have spuds, spring garlic and two sorts of onion sets (slight communication failure with my Dad) so lots to do tomorrow. While we've been away all the leaves have come out and it is very springlike (and wet) here too.
Isn't that a tad early for toms JB or is it a tactic to avoid blight?
I got em in pots from melbicks!
I won't be putting em out for weeks so they'll be 4 foot tall by then. Crop last year was pretty rubbish though so hoping we do better this year.
I've got some yellow uns!