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by Westi
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3410

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I chop the leaves off mine when they interfere with other crops & it does not seem to do any harm. I also do it with the squash and pumpkins as they also have no manners or concept of social distancing! :)
by Westi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3410

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Finally I have a cucumber doing well in the greenhouse at home. I thought they would love the tunnel but they were not happy at all! They are not dead & as I have a crop from home I can play the wait game from them! What's the bet I am moaning about an overload in a few weeks?
by Westi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Good grab at the mantle! Even down here in the tropical south I am in long sleeves! Challenging year to date but still getting reasonable harvests, more thanks to persistence & the brief spell of warmth & rain at the right time! Not so keen on the moles though, which are in abundance all ove...
by Westi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: potatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: potatoes

Just grub around, not actually dig, to check the size & if ready! Grub around is my terminology for just shifting some soil to find the potatoes to check without actually digging the plant! If too small just re-cover but if look fine take what you find or actually dig that plant! If leaves are y...
by Westi
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing eddoes in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 4075

Re: Growing eddoes in the UK

And here I was going to say wait for gaur500 & Elmigo to read & post & here you have it!
by Westi
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Raised bed the Hugel way
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Raised bed the Hugel way

I've heard of it but that's about all! Pa Snips beds were proper raised to accommodate the next generation but I can see the sense in prepping for the future of not being able to get back up from weeding, but it would be cost prohibitive to fill all & when you consider a lot of what we grow don'...
by Westi
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3410

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Sorry to hear about your wife Shallot Man, so terribly sad, a hideous disease. It impacts on every bit of your life, but take solace in the fact she does not know, take advantage of the moments of clarity even if jumbled up though as they are the strongest memories, & they soon will be lost as w...
by Westi
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Fifth truss?
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Fifth truss?

Hi Geoff, thank you for your information. Very interesting! I had no idea they had so many & certainly it never entered my head that they had blight resistance, although on reading this I had a hit of blight that wiped out a few of my outdoor reds a couple of years ago, but Indigo Rose was unsca...
by Westi
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Fifth truss?
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Fifth truss?

Geoff I am wondering if your Indigo Cherry Drops are related to Indigo Rose. I have more or less grown Rose from it's introduction & confused as you are initially as 'How can you tell'? They are a bit later maturing & they go blacker until they get a red spot & soften! It is a tomato I l...
by Westi
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MediaSpeak
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: MediaSpeak

I love the way KG is using the competitors 'grow your own' sub title & they are using 'kitchen garden' sub title? Totally agree with you as to the best mag of the two btw!
by Westi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS

Cheers Steve, but the wind had all the stakes on an angle & wee plants closest at risk of damage! Thankfully it rained so didn't have to water so had the time to sort it! Not likely to last though as soil was wet & now wetter & wind not abating so probably a repeat performance!
by Westi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Potato compost bugs, what can i do?
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Potato compost bugs, what can i do?

Welcome Gary! Don't re-use the same compost but put it in the composter! The mother spud going in early will attract slugs & other hungry critters which might also like your other crops if not eradicated! It's done it's job with giving you spuds, time to prep it for the follow on/future crops wi...
by Westi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Toilet roll tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Toilet roll tubes

Corby I have not! The idea behind them seemed sound & I didn't buy the cheapest but what was delivered was not as expected! I would appreciate pic if not inconvenient!
by Westi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 35
Views: 3206

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Last evening I made a chicken & sweet potato risotto with my very last from last year's crop & all OK despite not the best storage, but deffo hardened off from last years Indian Summer! Yesterday I went back to ridge & trough planting of this years guys who are struggling on individual m...
by Westi
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Toilet roll tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Toilet roll tubes

Mine aren't white inside either which is good! I bought a 'book' type root trainer, but I don't like it at all. There are no individual rows for each tray & just the volume of them keeps them secure, but then the ones beside open if you take a row out for transplanting and the end ones don't cli...

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