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by Stephen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 22
Views: 352

Re: I'm in love.....................with ducks!

Don't lose the plot OH, you'll need the plot for the veg.
by Stephen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3045

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Well done OH.
My spuds were all lifted in August and are in bags in the garage.
So much is still growing well but I'll put in some winter leafy stuff soon (mustards etc).
by Stephen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3045

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

I have been stripping the last of the dwarf french beans and removing the plants. T&M variety Opera this year which I loved. Next year I'll have more freezer space and hope to grow more and freeze some.
by Stephen
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Leeks-Mogg
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Leeks-Mogg

:lol: Lovely green bench!
by Stephen
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3045

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Clever approach Primrose. That saves a lot of time and physical work. I don't mind the lifting or the exercise but there always seems a lot to do, so the time is valuable.
by Stephen
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1161
Views: 140800

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

I hear Boris Johnson has a BOOS problem.
by Stephen
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Giant Veg?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Giant Veg?

I'm not into giant veg. I can see that one might grow outsize pumpkins for Halloween but that's it.
by Stephen
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3045

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

I wish you good fortune Chantal. I like the keeping qualities of butternut squash. We have planted variety Hunter for several years.

Primrose GQT 23 august East Dorset, second question. Letting your squash grow up rather than spread out.
by Stephen
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3045

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Chantal, Primrose:- I was told the secret by someone else on our set of plots and I more or less follow their method. Above all it depends upon having a lot of manure. Germinate your seeds as normal. Dig a hole a spit deep and equally wide and fill it with manure. Add so much water that the manure i...
by Stephen
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Microplastics in the soil
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Microplastics in the soil

Something for the magazine to write about, maybe an interview with one of the research team?
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/12/worms-fail-to-thrive-in-soil-containing-microplastics-study
by Stephen
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Pierced wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Pierced wheel

Agreed. The adhesive has failed.
If it is brand new, they should certainly replace it. Just send them the pictures.

For the time being, the simplest, quickest and least troublesome approach is a bicycle puncture repair kit.
by Stephen
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3045

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Annoyingly, when I was tidying up the butternut squash today I broke one off.
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1.5kg! I'll put it in a south-facing window to ripen off.
by Stephen
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: British Garden Centres
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: British Garden Centres

Like many other garden centres, here in Berkhamsted, they sell greetings cards, candles and household knick-knackery but they have to do that because the supermarket behind them has trolleys full of bedding plants. Apparently they are under threat from their head office. I would not want to lose the...
by Stephen
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3045

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Well done Monika, you can only beat those in front of you.

OH, sorry to hear about your peas, I hope they recover ("Give peas a chance")

I'm off to pick ever more raspberries. They do so justify their place in the plot.
by Stephen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: Our changing slug population

I'll look out.
It haven't noticed so far neither in my small, walled garden nor on the allotment.

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