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by MKPoshfan
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: unusable squashes
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

Re: unusable squashes

oh well looks like the green waste bin it is - what a shame! how to waste my time not to mention my allotment space...........
by MKPoshfan
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: has that early freeze convinced plants spring is imminent?
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

Re: has that early freeze convinced plants spring is imminen

on my allotment the only thing showing signs of growth is, you've guessed it, the weeds; but I did hear a delightful song being thrown back and forth by two coal tits in different trees last week
by MKPoshfan
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: unusable squashes
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

Re: unusable squashes

so if I baked one of these whole I might be able to get into it? and in that case, how long do I cook it for please?
by MKPoshfan
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: unusable squashes
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

Re: unusable squashes

I sowed a packet of mixed squash seeds; fresh last year. I have tried to cut into one of them with a carving knife, without success; no, I haven't cooked one of them for the simple reason that they are completely impossible! Most of them are yellow and ball shaped, about 4/5 inches across. Two or th...
by MKPoshfan
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: unusable squashes
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

unusable squashes

can anyone tell me what I have done wrong? I harvested what I thought would be a good crop of various squashes in autumn of last year, but they're all like solid granite; not only are they inedible, I can't even cut into them with a carving knife - help!
by MKPoshfan
Sun May 16, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: damaged broad beans
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

Re: damaged broad beans

sorry, I didn't explain clearly enough; the pods are developing just fine, not deformed or wilting; they were fed with blood fish and bone on planting and have had a feed of chicken manure pellets in the last month and have been watered. The leaves are not in the slightest way affected.
by MKPoshfan
Sat May 15, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: damaged broad beans
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

damaged broad beans

can anyone offer me a suggestion as to what has caused some of the developing pods on my broad beans to go black? These were overwintered Aquadulce Claudia, kept under a tunnel cloche for most of the winter and growing away apparently in fine condition; my first thought was that possibly frost might...
by MKPoshfan
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: News and Views
Topic: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 6088

Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

can't help thinking that if they can't get enough sponsors this year when 'grow your own' is, in advertising terms, so sexy, they won't stand much chance in another year's time when the fashion will have moved on.......that's a shame
by MKPoshfan
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Lighter nights are just around the corner
Replies: 27
Views: 2991

Re: Lighter nights are just around the corner

on the subject of keeping up with the neighbours - my total 'Christmas' decorations this year consisted of a single wreath outside my front door made entirely with greenery from my garden. I'm trying to cope with my husband's total lack of understanding as to why I want a (tiny, 3 poles) allotment i...
by MKPoshfan
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: salad leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: salad leaves

my leaves are growing very nicely in the growbag....
by MKPoshfan
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: salad leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: salad leaves

terrific =I used to be a crossing keeper on the Worth Valley Railway
by MKPoshfan
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: salad leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: salad leaves

John, is that the Toddington Railway in your pic?
by MKPoshfan
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: salad leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: salad leaves

I've roughed up the surface of the growbag, taking the whole of the top plastic off; watered it well with organic liquid feed; and sown a mix of two salad leaves packets; I'll thin a bit if and when I get any germination. The bag is in a very small greenhouse (up against a fence) and gets plenty of ...
by MKPoshfan
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: salad leaves
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

salad leaves

is there a particular reason why I shouldn't reuse the growbag which held two tomato plants in the greenhouse to grow some cut and come again salad leaves? it is minimally heated
by MKPoshfan
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Too late for green manure?
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

Re: Too late for green manure?

I just sowed some red clover to overwinter on my (mini) allotment, newly acquired - keep your fingers crossed it isn't too cold for it to germinate

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