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by vivienz
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Ouch, Westi. I did something similar a good few years back now, but it was my own fault for trying to run in a stupidly high heeled pair of shoes! An ice pack is your friend for reducing swelling. I grafted my Frankentoms a couple of days ago but had to do them again as my cheapskate attempt at usin...
by vivienz
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

I have too many vices to mention, so I shall balance the scales on behalf of OH! :shock: :D :shock: Hubby would say, however, that my vice du jour is buying trees. It's not my fault - I can't turn down a good looking tree at a reasonable price. I've even started encouraging the neighbours, with succ...
by vivienz
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Haha! Do nothing, Westi????
Major over-compensating with a Porsche, if you ask me. My favourite purple is on my broccoli:)
by vivienz
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Grafting tomato plants
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Grafting tomato plants

The instructions do say to sow the rootstock 2 weeks before the main variety. Of course, I completely forgot this and did them at the same time. Sigh. However, I have enough plants that there are ones of similar or smaller diameter than the rootstock so that should be okay. Frankentomatoes - here I ...
by vivienz
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Such gorgeous weather! I weeded my raised beds and have started clearing a couple of them. There's still loads of radicchio in them and the last of my leeks, as well as garlic and shallots that are coming on well. Salads are bursting forth in the greenhouse and my mange tout that I sowed a couple of...
by vivienz
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Grafting tomato plants
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Grafting tomato plants

My curiosity got the better of me, as it always does, when I was ordering my tomato seeds and I was intrigued by some seeds for tomato grafting rootstock. Of course I bought some! They're well on their way now, along with all my other toms and I'm going to have a go at grafting a few plants. I haven...
by vivienz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Does anyone remember Cresta pop? It had a polar bear in sunglasses for the adverts, as I recall. I love my paper pot maker; it's nearly time to get going with them again. I may use them for my salad seedlings as they break down in the soil so well. I gave up using peat pots as they never broke down ...
by vivienz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Should I feed PSB?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Should I feed PSB?

My psb is flowering nicely - is there any advantage to giving it a high potash feed? Will I get more or bigger spears if I do?
by vivienz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Ouch, Robo. You are going through the wars. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a better turn of events.
by vivienz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Yum, yum, yum! Purple sprouting broccoli with dinner! :D
by vivienz
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

I'm going to plant a few first early spuds in bags in the unheated greenhouse over the next few days. I have more than I thought, so worth the risk for an early crop. A new indoor sowing of lettuce seed is looking good and all my tom seedlings are thriving after pricking out. Next up will be a few p...
by vivienz
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Happy days - I've spent the morning pricking out my tomato seedlings that I sowed and kept in a heated propagator. As usual, there are far too many of them, but there are often casualties along the way to adulthood. Who am I kidding? There will still be too many of them! It's our first day for some ...
by vivienz
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 177
Views: 4561

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

IMG-20201231-WA0008.jpeg Cold, frosty and very beautiful here in deepest darkest Dorset this morning. With lots of moisture in the air yesterday and -3C overnight everything was covered in hoary ice crystals. And nobody told the radicchio that the NYE party is cancelled - it looked pretty in its fr...
by vivienz
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 123
Views: 4344

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Well, that was nasty. Bella was anything but beautiful. Some damage to #2 greenhouse, the persoex if a drop down window and one of the front perspex cladding sheets are broken, hubby is out investigating repair methods now. Better than last year's storms, mind you, as we had damage to the house then...
by vivienz
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Merry Christmas.

A belated happy Christmas to one and all. We're bracing ourselves for storm Bella and hoping that everything (including us!) comes through unscathed. Wishing the same for all.

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