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by Colin2016
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Battery power tools
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Battery power tools

Had builder doing some work and he had a huge collection of Makita battery tools. Said Makita are made by black & decker.

Interesting to note they use different voltages up to 56v which are downward compatible
by Colin2016
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Carrots
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Carrots

Square foot by Mel Bartholomew older version is good for getting an idea of the format.
by Colin2016
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Carrots
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Carrots

Hi Tanzy good start... have you checked out "square foot gardening" also veg in one bed by Huw Richards square foot should be availble in libray not sue about other one. Try ebay as well for good prices.
by Colin2016
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3143

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Just pulled up two + buckets worth of spuds from raised beds. Seems some on the outside/corners spuds have been got at, any idea what?
by Colin2016
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Growing crops in the greenhouse for winter eating
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Growing crops in the greenhouse for winter eating

Grew lettuce couple years back and just used the leaves I wanted. The ones in the ground took over so ended up using whole plant, found that the plastic mushroom baskets were ideal.

Thinking of doing planing a couple Kale in the ground (not basket) this year.
by Colin2016
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3143

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Thanks Geoff
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 60
Views: 4187

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

In the past tried growing slips from shop brought potato without success. Got "3x ORGANIC tuber Japanese White Flesh Sweet Potato for slips" off ebay from Bulgaria. At £3.90 including postage thought I had nothing to loose. These were still producing slips well into June, should have keep ...
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3143

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Corn on Cobb looking good apart from that has been eaten at the bottom, could that be from rabbits?
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 60
Views: 4187

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

"My plan this year to try to start slips at the end of summer and try to keep them alive to next spring, so I will have mature plants ready to grow." I was growing slips around feb/march this year had loads planted on into pots & left in green house but weather was not good for putting...
by Colin2016
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Preparing calabrese (broccoli) heads
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Preparing calabrese (broccoli) heads

So that's why they are so tasty...Don't think I want to try this in case I see what I extras I have been eating.
by Colin2016
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3143

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Hi Monika, love your title "Nectar Bar" do the flowers you use all come back year after year?
by Colin2016
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 60
Views: 4187

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

I grew them in buckets last year not a major success got loads of roots and few small potatoes.

This year am growing them in a cold frame, they seem happy at the moment.
by Colin2016
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Fifth truss?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Fifth truss?

Seem to remember seeing a tomato grower in Kent on tv that had 15 trusses which had to be picked using something like a cherry picker to get at the top.
by Colin2016
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Fifth truss?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Fifth truss?

Came across this to extend the life & get more tomatoes when they reach the roof
https://organicplants.us2.list-manage.c ... 78fae12900
by Colin2016
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Tasty Garlic
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Tasty Garlic

Looking for garlic that tastes & smell like garlic.

Tried most of those that the suppliers are selling now but none of them stand out for taste or even smell.

Any suggestions?

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