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by bigrog106th
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: White Beetrrot
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

White Beetrrot

I've started to harvest my Detroit beetroot and a few of them are white instead of red. Any idea why?
by bigrog106th
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Potatoes in pots
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Potatoes in pots

I want to try growing potatoes in pots, but I'm a bit confused. The recommendation is to put 3 seed potatoes in each pot or growing bag, but that means the distance between tubers is much less than if they were in open ground. Why is this? It seems to me that each bag should only have one tuber insi...
by bigrog106th
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing young tomatoes from seed
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Growing young tomatoes from seed

We start our tomatoes and peppers in small pots by a south facing window. We put a sheet of foil behind the pots to reflect the light so that the seedlings don't stretch towards the window. It has always worked for us.
by bigrog106th
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Fertiliser use
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

Re: Fertiliser use

I use FBB a lot, and rake it into the soil a couple of weeks before planting.
by bigrog106th
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A question about peas
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: A question about peas

Thanks for that, oldherbaceous. Perhaps I'll be famous! The peas are certainly nice, if small like petits pois.
by bigrog106th
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A question about peas
Replies: 4
Views: 959

A question about peas

I grow 'Alderman' every year and have saved seed for the last 2 or 3 years. The last seed that I bought contained a few peas of a different variety and seed saving has perpetuated the intruder. It grows as tall as 'Alderman', but the pods are much shorter, blunt ended and slightly paler. The peas ar...
by bigrog106th
Mon May 04, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Cauliflowers & Swedes
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: Cauliflowers & Swedes

Thanks for the help, guys. I'll make sure that I feed them well and trample the ground before planting out. Will this also prevent Swedes looking like carrots?
by bigrog106th
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Cauliflowers & Swedes
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Cauliflowers & Swedes

I need help. Brassicas generally do well on my plot, but I can't grow cauli or swede. My cauli form small, loose heads (if at all) and swedes don't swell - they look like purple carrots sticking out of the ground. What am I doing wrong?

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