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by Deb P
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: What variety is this aubergine?
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: What variety is this aubergine?

'Mohican' is a white fruited variety that I grow, and is a good 'doer', but I confess I haven't noticed any differences the in leaves or paler flowers...... :?
by Deb P
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Jemmer Courgette
Replies: 3
Views: 3560

Re: Jemmer Courgette

I have tried Jemmer several times and remain unimpressed. I either lost plants early, or they cropped miserably. Last year I grew 'Parador', another yellow variety, as was most impressed. Good yields and the foliage remianed more compact and 'bush' like, instead of trailing. That is what I shall be ...
by Deb P
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Caption competition 7
Replies: 8
Views: 1847

"Hmmmm, that Robbie Williams has let himself go a bit.....!"
by Deb P
Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Caption competition 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1779

"I know Charles is all for being green, but I am bloody well NOT wearing that thing to Royal Ascot...."
by Deb P
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Caption competition
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Gosh, one is overwhelmed... :D
I have a virtually full stomach now..... :D
by Deb P
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Caption competition
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

"Have I been what? What is this 'shopping' thing of which you speak?"
by Deb P
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Mae Strawberries
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

I'm also a big fan of Marshmellow....I have had a load of fruit from my original 10 plants that I got at GWL last year, and the first year runners have been a suprise, also a fair bit of fruit (even though I know you are supposed to stop them...) I also love Gariguette, it's taste is just fantastic.
by Deb P
Sun May 04, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Where shall I put nasturtiums?
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Bung them under your brassicas....they act as good companion plants and help suppress weeds too. I've just sown some direct under mine, peach melba and mahogany. :D
by Deb P
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Melon varieties for greenhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

I regret to say I have always failed miserably with melons whatever variety I have tried to grow! They love warmth, plenty of food, and most people nip the growing tip out to limit the size of the plant and the number of fruits it will support. Last year I grew 4 different types in my lottie greenho...
by Deb P
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: banana shallots
Replies: 3
Views: 957

I did three sowings last year, Boxing Day, end of Jan and end of Feb....best germination was in Feb, and all caught up to be the same size (big!) in the end, so I have sown mine three days ago this year! :D
by Deb P
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Cats
Replies: 22
Views: 5080

OH has just told me he heard a noise form behind our living room radiator late last night, on investigation found a large frog one of our ginger toms had bought in! One of my cats once tried to get in through the catflap with a very large and still flapping magpie, he let it go when it wouldn't fit ...
by Deb P
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Cabbage whites
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

I managed to stir fry one on Thursday making some minestrone soup with the Black kale I had just harvested.......picked it out but if it had any friends we've eaten them! :?
by Deb P
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: What's been most successful in your greenhouse/tunnel?
Replies: 13
Views: 3119

My melons have finally given up the struggle in both my home greenhouse and little lottie one :cry:

They got to flowering stage, grew a few tiny fruit and promptly succumbed to mildew...

Not sure I will try again....
by Deb P
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Mayan Gold 'Legacy Potatoes'
Replies: 16
Views: 5623

Ate some of mine today.....microwaved whole in their (pricked) oiled skins....very nice too!
by Deb P
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Mayan Gold 'Legacy Potatoes'
Replies: 16
Views: 5623

Dug my crop of these up yesterday, a fair crop but looking forward to cooking these (? steaming) later........

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