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by mr-cecil
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Capilllary Matting
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: Capilllary Matting

I was wondering, how should I clean / sterilise my capillary matting? Could I just put it in the washing machine (providing I don't tell my wife...).
by mr-cecil
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Neem oil
Replies: 15
Views: 3074

Re: Neem oil

PLUMPUDDING, I was thinking of getting some of this for next season. Do you use pure neem oil, if so what recipe do you use?
by mr-cecil
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: WORMERY ANYONE ?
Replies: 83
Views: 33966

Re: WORMERY ANYONE ?

I took a few months before I got some juice out of mine. I've have about 5 litres since about June. You might want to wrap it up if you've got it outside. I've put mine in the garage for winter.
by mr-cecil
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: WORMERY ANYONE ?
Replies: 83
Views: 33966

Re: WORMERY ANYONE ?

Robo,
How are you getting on with it?
by mr-cecil
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Superoot Air Pots
Replies: 32
Views: 2819

Re: Superoot Air Pots

I normally have some "spare" cherry tom plants and I'm thinking it might be interesting to try 3 plants as follows:
1) plant in a normal pot
2) plant in an official "air port"
3) plant in a DIY pot such as that on youtube...
by mr-cecil
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 3476

Re: Polytunnel Cleaning

For info, I've kind of concluded that Citrox is probably the best approach from an organic point of view.
by mr-cecil
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Mildew resistant peas??
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Mildew resistant peas??

Monika, watering outdoors might be a factor as I sometimes forget as I'm concentrating on watering the polytunnel. I know some people talk about using grass clippings as a mulch, but I've never tried that (I don't have access to clippings I can vouch for). I guess I could try planting through plasti...
by mr-cecil
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Mildew resistant peas??
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Mildew resistant peas??

What sort of distance between plants and between rows do you use? I have tended to have about 8 cm between plants. I've tried planting with 2 rows in a trench about 20 cm wide. I've also tried 3 rows in a trench about 20 cm wide. I think I got this from a Hessayon book.
by mr-cecil
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Mildew resistant peas??
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Mildew resistant peas??

After several years of ruined late pea crops (due to mildew), I decided to only bother with early peas last year. I'm wondering, can anybody vouch for some later varieties that they know to be resistant to mildew later in the season and are worth growing? If anyone has any other tips, I'd be interes...
by mr-cecil
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Superoot Air Pots
Replies: 32
Views: 2819

Re: Superoot Air Pots

Good point. It also looks like some of the designs would be difficult to clean.
I see there are plenty of video's on youtube on how to do a DIY version.
by mr-cecil
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Superoot Air Pots
Replies: 32
Views: 2819

Re: Superoot Air Pots

I might buy one and put one of my cherry toms in it and compare....
I wonder if there is a DIY version??
Perhaps this would be something the magazine could do an article on.
by mr-cecil
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardening Diaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Gardening Diaries?

Every time I return from the plot, I update a note I have iCloud (website for apple phones) notes saying what I've just done. I also maintain a microsoft visio drawing of my plot (both for planning ahead and as "as built"). However, I am an engineer....so that kind of thing is just what I ...
by mr-cecil
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summary of this years growing season
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Summary of this years growing season

Last year some of us gave a round up of 2015's growing season in http://forum.kitchengarden.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12465 Where here is 2016's...I’d be interested to know how others got on…. The Good - First year with the polytunnel. So for the first time I’ve been able to grow (successfully) ...
by mr-cecil
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Favourite Chillies?
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Favourite Chillies?

I can't remember if I've asked this before, but has anyone tried overwintering their chilli's? Do you gain anything by doing this?
by mr-cecil
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Raised Beds, sometimes I'm baffled
Replies: 21
Views: 3644

Re: Raised Beds, sometimes I'm baffled

I think some people at using boards just to mark out beds. It might look like they are trying to make a raised bed, but perhaps that is not their intention, it just looks like it is.

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