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by sally wright
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Green manure
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Green manure

Yes because A. the ground has been freshly dug and this will cause the roots to fang. B. all the breaking down organic matter will increase the nitrogen content too much in the soil (for parsnips anyway) which will cause the roots to fang. Fanging is where instead of growing into one single root the...
by sally wright
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Protecting young plants from cold
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Protecting young plants from cold

Paint those breeze blocks black and they will absorb more heat during the day time. I have used candles to heat my greenhouse at home over winter before now. I would use them by putting them on the floor and having the electric heater stationed about two feet above and to one side of them so the fla...
by sally wright
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Fixing Greenhouse!
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Fixing Greenhouse!

TWIN WALLED POLYCARBONATE is used in conservatory roofs and in greenhouses and this is possibly an answer for you as long as it will fit depth wise. As for what to stick it down with I feel I am not qualified to answer; as that may be something the polycarbonate vendor will be most familiar with. It...
by sally wright
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Omelette.
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Omelette.

If you have ever watched the chefs on the telly cooking an omelette cheffy style you will have noticed that the top is not very well cooked ie still runny (ick!). This makes it easy to fold. Personally I like my omelettes solid; no funny bugs that turn into tummy bugs!
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: £1 a packet sales
Replies: 6
Views: 222

£1 a packet sales

DT Brown and Fothergills have sales on this weekend. Just thought you all needed to know.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: December issue
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: December issue

I have found that JA will do well almost anywhere so putting them in a choice spot is really not worth it. A couple of tips to enhance the crop. When they start to flower Cook would love a bunch of sunflowers! This has three advantages. The shortening of the stems before the Autumn gales prevents th...
by sally wright
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Sloe and blueberry propagation
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Sloe and blueberry propagation

Did not know that Geoff; but very useful information to have if there is a reliable cropper in your local hedgerows.
Sally.
by sally wright
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Sloe and blueberry propagation
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Sloe and blueberry propagation

Sloes are generally propagated from the seeds. If there is any sloes with fruit left in your neighbourhood, pick the fruit now and sow them now in the garden in a row about 2" deep (5cms for the metricated). Cover the row with some fine mesh to keep off birds and mice who will chew the seeds. T...
by sally wright
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Nettles in newly seeded lawn
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Nettles in newly seeded lawn

Dear James, are these nettles the annual nettles or the perennial sort? If they are the annual ones then it is probably time you cut the grass as they will not like being mown one little bit. This will keep them at bay until the frosts at which point they will die off and by next summer the grass wi...
by sally wright
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Garden glove recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Garden glove recommendations?

This is my thoughts on the subject of gloves. I have found over the years (30+ as a professional gardener) that there is not a single pair of gloves that will do all tasks. It's just not possible. So I usually have at least 5 different types on the go. Also, to my eternal annoyance, I have baby soft...
by sally wright
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Pea sprouts?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Pea sprouts?

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15201

This post should help and answer your questions.
Regards Sally Wright
by sally wright
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: BROAD BEANS, OVERWINTERING TYPE
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: BROAD BEANS, OVERWINTERING TYPE

Just had a quick beetle round the list of BB's in the Moles catalogue and the variety Monica seems to tick all of the boxes. It is suited to all periods of sowing with what they describe as a heavy yield. Other seed houses seem to be extolling it's virtues as well. Regards Sally Wright. ps De Monica...
by sally wright
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Greenhouse winter cropping
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Greenhouse winter cropping

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Harvest ... 606&sr=8-1

I have found this book to be quite informative on winter cropping; for both indoors and out.
Regards Sally Wright
by sally wright
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Growing lights
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Growing lights

https://forum.kitchengarden.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15201 Here is my method of growing peas. I would also get a small desktop osscillating fan. Using this to blow a breeze over your seedlings for an hour or two a day will also help to stop the seedlings becoming leggy as a lack of sideways mo...
by sally wright
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leeks
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Leeks

Dear All, there are pheromone traps available to buy for the leek moth; but how effective they are I don't know. What I do know is that you would need to get at least 2 packs; one for the Spring flight and one for the August flight so they may work out expensive compared to fleece and enviromesh if ...

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