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by Stephen
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Composting
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Composting

Hi Geoff Thank you for the link. I completed the survey but didn't opt into the experiment. I criticised several of their questions. In my opinion, "biodegradable" is a weasel word as the material is still plastic even when it is broken down into small particles. Similarly, teabags are pre...
by Stephen
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Recommendations for a blackberry
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Recommendations for a blackberry

tasteless if taken too early!

How very true.
by Stephen
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Flooding must be devastating, I agree and feel very sorry for those affected. We are all doing our bit by not paving things, however we have very limited scope. One remarkable point is that so much can be achieved by simple management techniques within the drainage basin. https://www.theguardian.com...
by Stephen
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

I got up to the plot yesterday afternoon too and did a bit more Raj ng and a bit of digging too.
by Stephen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leek Miner?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Leek Miner?

OH: Yes my leeks :( Geoff: I have had white onion rot (I think) before but that was more than 7 years ago, since when I have not grown onions on that area. But it certainly has the characteristics. Robo: Yes, and I had those brown streaks last year but the leeks didn't collapse like this. (which mig...
by Stephen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting

There's nothing like being a gardener for developing the art of patience. In a consumer world that now demands instant gratification, gardening and growing is still one factor that always insists on moving at its own pace and can't be hurried! Absolutely right. The wonderful thing about gardening i...
by Stephen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

I spent a couple of hours on the plot today. Provided I kept moving it was quite nice.
Mostly I was raking up leaves and filled three bags for leaf mulch.
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To create an empty bag I tipped out one of the old ones. Looks OK.
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by Stephen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leek Miner?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Leek Miner?

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by Stephen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting

Hi Carmen Welcome. As you say you are north facing, you will get some shade. My allotment rises to the south and has large trees on the other side of the border at that end (so I get lots of lovely leaf mould) I faced the challenge of finding things which accept shade and it is not neccesarily disap...
by Stephen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Agreed Geoff. interesting light. Nice shot.
by Stephen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Bay Leaves
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Bay Leaves

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Pictures of what I have been told is Bay, much more like Geoff's. Particularly the flower buds.
by Stephen
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: spaghetti sauce recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: spaghetti sauce recipe

On or with pasta I would always use olive oil.
But I can not answer the bushel question.
by Stephen
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Bay Leaves
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Bay Leaves

I had better check the bushes I have grown from cuttings!
by Stephen
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

When I was up at the allotment yesterday there were leaves everywhere. I'll need to spend several hours there this week.
by Stephen
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 85
Views: 8322

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Congratulations on your fruit. Well done.

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