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by Stephen
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 64
Views: 1240

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

A steady rain in the night, then a pleasantly warm day, does it for me...

True, there is an ideal scenario there.
by Stephen
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 64
Views: 1240

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

I have had very poor germination from my beetroot this year. Those which did germinate have done well.

As in previous years I have sown directly into the plot. Right next to them, the parsnips have done brilliantly, an absolute bumper crop but will need thinning.
by Stephen
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: Potatoes

My early Sagitta have been great. The Wilja are wilting but I don't think they have blight. I'd like to lift some but am away for a week. The Charlotte and Pentland Crown are standing well. Elsewhere, I am a volunteer gardener at the local hostel and charity supporting the homeless and there the Roo...
by Stephen
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hello from a newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Hello from a newbie

Welcome.
In terms of growing in confined spaces Elmigo is perhaps the leader, growing all sort of interesting things on a balcony in the Netherlands.
by Stephen
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A general rant - After the Lord Mayor's Show
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: A general rant - After the Lord Mayor's Show

Likewise. The compost heap is a great place for confidential paper. Throw them in, turn the hose over them for a few minutes and turn the heap over. No one is going to try and dig them out and probably could not read them even if they tried.
by Stephen
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm trying to decide what to do with my rhubarb this winter
Replies: 5
Views: 207

I'm trying to decide what to do with my rhubarb this winter

I should have moved the clumps in my garden last winter but I waited fir really cold weather and by then it was growing. However, in the garden it suffers from too much sun and too little water. It is in a south facing location and on the other side of the wall are several tall leylandii which not j...
by Stephen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: The Gooseberry Galette from May issue
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: The Gooseberry Galette from May issue

I have cooked this twice since then and it is still good (I have now run out of red gooseberries). My only revision might be to reduce the butter content a little.
by Stephen
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1131
Views: 130045

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

In Brandenburg.
"Excuse me Sir, do you know why we stopped you?"
"Was I speeding?"
"No Sir, think again."
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by Stephen
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1131
Views: 130045

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

“Coffee can help you lose weight” say researchers.
A study in the local Starbucks finds customers losing at least five pounds every time they go in.
by Stephen
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 120
Views: 3489

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Delighted for you, Elmigo!
I remember moving from a flat in London to a small town where I have a house wih a fairly small garden. Once that was up and running with various currants, raspberries and gooseberries with space for herbs and salad vege, I had to get an allotment!
by Stephen
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Legumes and nitrogen
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Legumes and nitrogen

I'm sure there will be plenty of tubers Colin.
by Stephen
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Legumes and nitrogen
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Legumes and nitrogen

So what did Springwatch say about digging? I can certainly see a case for disturbing the soil structure, bringing layers from below to the top. However, does anyone really do double depth digging now? And, when it was practiced and commended, were the results so poor? No one could possibly have doub...
by Stephen
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: The avocados keep avocadoing...
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: The avocados keep avocadoing...

Avocado, it does seem very ambitious. Well done.

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