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by Westi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Top tips to start seed off
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Top tips to start seed off

Welcome to the forum wereiniop! Where in the big world are you having the benefit of our summer crops in our winter in the UK? I personally think I am an over feeder, but most of the fruiting crops do prefer the tom feeds as it is about giving them energy to get fruit! I get totally confused when it...
by Westi
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: How do you cook?

Hi Stravaig! I have a lot of cookbooks as well! I stick to the bread & cake measures but for the savoury I tweak from the start, not keen on coriander fresh but love the seeds, don't like mega hot chillies that make my nose run & face turn cerise so opt out of them & replace with milder ...
by Westi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Soz Colin misread that! I have one 'special' looking one from last year saved to see if I can replicate the forgotten one in the airing cupboard which I got a fairly good crop from after planting on the sprouts/slips a few times before planting out. But hedged my bets & ordered some as well. The...
by Westi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: General Fertiliser
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: General Fertiliser

£26 would scare me off without the benefits!
by Westi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

I'm off to Amazon then Colin! Shall we do a forum experiment you & giaur500 & anyone else interested enough? I've got the old broken cold frame with the broken sides substituted with old fridge shelves with a top that is just mesh! A packet of seeds is not a huge investment! Could be interes...
by Westi
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Diane!
by Westi
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Chinese "Seaweed"
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Chinese "Seaweed"

Welcome Chef! I've learnt to love it without the Chinese secret powder & enjoy throwing other herbs & spices on it & now my favourite crispy thing to sprinkle on soups & salads. Was particularly pleased with my flavoured salts I got for Xmas - just perfect! Like the fact you are a ch...
by Westi
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Definitely possible to grow, give it a go if you can get the seeds. We learn more from trying than succeeding immediately. I'm sure the information is somewhere on the www, uTube seems to have loads of people willing to share & from all corners of the planet! Please keep in touch on the forum as...
by Westi
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

giaur500! That would be a challenge! We can barely get tubers to grow in our climate let alone letting them seed! I'm not sure you would ever succeed. I've never even seen a flower just leaves on my vines!
by Westi
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 413

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Could get fruit trees in if you choose a step over variety.
by Westi
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 413

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Mid winter down here is confusing! Had to proper weed some beds not just pinch a few survivors leaf tops off, soft & hard fruit are showing buds (luckily had to address the canker on the hard trees so did prune early to heal & seal the cuts). Rhubarb is waving at me & long sown corn sala...
by Westi
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: January Jobs?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: January Jobs?

Brussel Sprouts are tough as old boots Elmigo & like the cold! Winter is their time, although not for sowing, they go in much earlier in the year (end of Spring) & mature & come into early winter with little buds & if lucky you get some for Xmas. But keep coaxing your guys on as the ...
by Westi
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Shady plants...
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Shady plants...

Brassica's do fine mostly if the shade is not from trees, then they compete for the water!
by Westi
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Short brassicas
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Short brassicas

There is a dwarf red curly kale available, but mine is not dwarf this year - must have liked the ruddy rain! But it is still only about 2 1/2' & you won't have so many plants to protect & they are easy to sort out a method. Deffo got to protect them from planting though, they are a magnet fo...
by Westi
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: January Jobs?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: January Jobs?

Sowed onion seeds & sweet peas in the propagator, but not heated & plant light set up for when they show. Tunnel has a few things growing & harvesting stuff in there, (frilly sprouts, celeriac & spring onions are happy) & winter lettuce are taking off but not big enough to harves...

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