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by Compo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3141

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

So if you have a courgette glut like me - you'll be thinking of what to do with them. Lately we've had: Courgette cake. Multiple available recipes online Courgetti . Shaved strands of the whole fruit with skin on. Use a spiralizer to produce enough of the same amount you would want for spagbol . Ste...
by Compo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3141

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Front of my plot. Largely from freeebie / gift seeds.
by Compo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3141

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

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Front of the plot...
by Compo
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Battery power tools
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Battery power tools

I had Makita. No quibbles there about how good they are. However I have started to replace them with Einhell. Their power-x batteries are interchangeable and I have now got a strimmer, drill and jigsaw All decent quality and very competively priced. Toolststion sell a wide range of Einhell products.
by Compo
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Just a reminder.....we've moved now to midsummer bits and bobs ........
by Compo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: FLEA BEETLES??
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: FLEA BEETLES??

And how about an organic insectiside like bug off?
by Compo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: FLEA BEETLES??
Replies: 9
Views: 250

FLEA BEETLES??

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Think this the flea beetle on my swede seedlings? If so what can I do about it?
by Compo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Sounds like water is at a premium Peter. I bet the troughs are busyi n warm weather.
by Compo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I have guttering on quite a big shed and it is linked to my greenhouse shed. When we have rain it fills my IBC tank pretty efficiently in rainy times. Lets' see how you get on Peter.....
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It goes so fast!
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: It goes so fast!

Although I am working one day a week on average, the job i do can be stressful, however, very satisfying too. So for one day a week I am 'volunteering' to cover shifts when the team is short (I get paid!!) but no obligation and I could live frugally now on my pensions, till I get the old age pension...
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Planting brassicas
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Planting brassicas

Yes I usually heel them in, but what I am wondering given that the whole 7x2 metre area is trampled should I open up the ground a bit before putting in the plants then heel them in around their roots? I am on clay which is well cultivated with lots of organic matter, I think I will plan them then li...
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Planting brassicas
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Planting brassicas

So can I jump in and ask. I have just built a brassica cage over what was a well dug and composted bed. It is now quite trampled. Given the soil brassicas like should I quickly fork it over or just male a plug in the slightly compacted patch?
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It goes so fast!
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: It goes so fast!

Yes and how did I manage a full plot even when I was part time employed, never mind full time ?
by Compo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Been busy with a good size tunnel for my sprouts and purple sprouting etc.....although not a lot of cabbage whites around so far.
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by Compo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Would be good to see a pic or two Peter!!

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