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by robo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leeks
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Leeks

Funny as it sounds I think I’ve saved my tomatoes from Blight ,it definitely was blight as I lost some in hanging baskets and three tubs of spuds I’ve four more hanging baskets just about holding their own , the poly tunnel was the worst affected but I caught it early removed every leaf stem and bur...
by robo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leeks
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Leeks

Every plot on our allotment apart from one has lost their leeks over the last couple of weeks , the one that still has good looking leeks has had them covered with a fine mesh from the day he planted them ,the rest of us have been left with a rotting mess first blight now this
by robo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 755

Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

I’m in an awkward position my youngest’s husband told me yesterday that I’m in their bubble (his words not mine) I can visit when I want to as the only people I have contact with are family members and people I talk to down the plot all kept well over 2 meters away from me ,today I told my eldest da...
by robo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 755

Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Your right o h up to yesterday my youngest is three in a few days earlier in the year she loved coming to the plot and eating all the strawberries now as they have finished she loves coming and bossing the chickens if she collects her own egg she will happily have it for her lunch if she has not col...
by robo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 755

Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

I put my green tomatoes in a cardboard box put the box somewhere dark and cool every few days I inspect it take any turning red out and the odd one going bad works great for me I normally have ripe tomatoes over Christmas but I can get ripe ones off the vine well into November it all depends how ear...
by robo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 755

Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

After all I’ve been through over the last 6 years Today my youngest daughter had a baby boy 6-15 oz
by robo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: PEAthetic Pea Crop
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

It’s very similar to the netting the illegal fishers use these days no that’s not quite right they are also used by the professionals they call it gill netting it’s one reason our fish stocks are so low
by robo
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: PEAthetic Pea Crop
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

I use the stuff you see when usually the council dig the pavement up it’s rather strange looking on the plot but works great ,when the season is over I start at one end and roll it up easy stored for the next season
by robo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Blight
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Blight

Once again blight has attached my tomatoes ,I’ve pulled around 30 tomatoes off that are showing signs and discarded them most of my plants are leafless as the first sign of a leaf getting the brown look it’s cut off and put in the incinerator I’ve also sprayed the soil with jeyes fluid to try and ki...
by robo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Battery power tools
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Battery power tools

Funny how people have different choices my self I would not touch Bosch again after buying an 18 volt one first time I used it was to remove some 4 inch screws after removing half a dozen it started to smoke back to the place I bought it b and q they replaced it six screws later the same happened on...
by robo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Favourite leeks
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Favourite leeks

My favourite are Bulgarian giants you get a nice flavoured big leak only problem I’ve found is germination if the seeds are a bit over their date they are impossible to germinate but I like any leek
by robo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3141

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

One of my sweet corn plants bent from the root I’m hoping I’ve saved it by heeling it in the rest were protected by the asparagus plants which have grown fongs up to nearly 2meters and thick as well, the cherry tomatoes in the hanging baskets have taken a battering but will survive, tomorrow I’m awa...
by robo
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Split pumpkin
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Split pumpkin

I think your worst risk is mice trying to eat the seeds ,if it was me I would put it in storage but I don’t know much about pumpkins
by robo
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Sorry oh I’m a bit behind at the moment just like my plot I did say I had missed the bus
by robo
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I’m one that missed the bus also, hope you have a great evening as the day is almost finished,so sorry I’m late

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