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by Westi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 56
Views: 761

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

BUT - it would appear that summer has not gone away just hiding for a bit! Maybe the garden centres will be selling 1/2 dead veg plants cheaply beside Rudolf decorations! I do like these Indian Summers - if it turns out to be, as I always hedge my bets & do a few late sowing just to see how it p...
by Westi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Courgette Recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 2873

Re: Courgette Recipes

Mine have done the same Primrose, well technically my 2 green ones, the yellow one is not so infected! Thankfully I let one of the green courgettes make it to nearly a marrow as ow I've got to have a biggin to stuff & roast! It's just something you have to do to mark the season at ours!
by Westi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 55
Views: 4396

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Just never give up Elmigo! You have real land coming soon so you can grow the normal of today but you are young & creative enough to set aside a corner of your plot to continue experimenting. You already know bricks/concrete are great holders of heat & they pop up in most skips, along with d...
by Westi
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 55
Views: 4396

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

I'm kind of glad I didn't succeed with this beast - it sounds more thuggish than anything else I grow & prickles to boot! I suffer enough with wounds from plants & biting critters without introducing something that is not going to take no for an answer! :)
by Westi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 10
Views: 129

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

They are so beautiful Alan! I can definitely see the attraction!
by Westi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELMIGO!
by Westi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Onions.
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Onions.

I've seen North Holland Red in my many forays into sites here in the UK. I am going to do a bit more research & try Japanese onions this year & not worry about sets so much, but will get a few from the pound shop as they do as good as any others I spend well more on! I will also try to grow ...
by Westi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Onions.
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Onions.

Does anyone grow Japanese onions? Been reading the mags & they are suggesting sowing the seed around now! I have had seed packs in the past & they look quite big but squatter, but it was a free pack from somewhere & I didn't actually sow them or even read any instructions on it. Currentl...
by Westi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the PRIME MOVER
Replies: 16
Views: 157

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the PRIME MOVER

Well done Geoff! Caught the main man's Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OH!
by Westi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Onions.
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Onions.

Pretty rubbish for me as well & they tried to bolt! OK loads to use now but very few to store! Rubbish is probably where they will end up! Garlic looked promising but did not progress into big cloves (IOW bulbs), & shallots are small as well but at least did not bolt! Thankfully they are all...
by Westi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Holes in Potatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Holes in Potatoes

My Picasso is still in, but I had to take the crop from one plant that wasn't happy! It is saying I've had erratic watering - that's OK as it was the case - until lately when Mother Nature took over that task! Deffo has some bites from something but the black spots which I was sure would be slug dam...
by Westi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Please help with some plant identification
Replies: 18
Views: 203

Re: Please help with some plant identification

Previous neighbour at lottie grew loads of herbs & all seem to be thriving despite the new people trying to actually grow - sort of! I am still fighting my own lemon balm, bronze fennel & Russian tarragon on my plot popping up despite digging out the herb bed & with the neighbours permis...
by Westi
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: New tool for getting to & from plot
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: New tool for getting to & from plot

Mr Westi has bought one of those mobility scooters due to his walking problems & methinks he could carry a few bags of compost down to the lottie for me! We've got the car but dog usually manages to rip one sharing the boot with it. Yep currently prioritising dog visits - she loves it! And the M...
by Westi
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Courgette Recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 2873

Re: Courgette Recipes

I have also been on Pinterest - do NOT try the zucchini/courgette recipe using croissant pop tubes as a base. Soggy & basically hideous! Even the dog was not impressed but she did eat it hidden in her dinner but it took enthusiasm & squeaky high pitched Yum Yum talk from me! :)
by Westi
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 56
Views: 761

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

The weather report said showers! Well technically, right but they went on & on! I was in & out of the shed lots for cover. Tidied a bit of the shed while sheltering but then a huge spider popped up so risked the outside! Yep wet & cold but got the last of the summer raspberries cut down ...

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