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by Colin2016
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Giant Veg?
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Giant Veg?

There was a marrow that looked like a crocodile on gardeners world last night 44 kg ish, I too questioned if the larger sizes taste any better.
by Colin2016
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Microplastics in the soil
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Microplastics in the soil

I used to shred the window envelopes until I got fed up removing the plastic strips from my compost. I now tear off the plastic window before shredding.
by Colin2016
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3042

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Had a full day on the plot filling new beds with home made compost, just before I left I counted 7 thought I had made 8.... Another senior moment.
by Colin2016
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Marketing Allotments
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Marketing Allotments

Is there a restaurant that could grow their own ... better still a hospital what with all the talk on hospital food at the moment. It the schools have good planning the harvest could be done by the enthusiastic kids and given to the food bank. Schools are missing a great opportunity to get children ...
by Colin2016
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3042

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Thanks Westi, I am growing buckets one is in a cold frame so guess I can just shut the top, the others were in a plastic green house until it go blown down but should be easy make wood fame for the plastic cover.
by Colin2016
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3042

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

When do you know it's time to harvest your sweet potatoes Westi?
by Colin2016
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Sweet Pepper Long Red Marconi
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Sweet Pepper Long Red Marconi

I grow these as well usually eat before they get red as do not find they taste any different. Found my chillies have been late getting hot. Any way you can tell by looking if they are hot?
by Colin2016
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Disposal of mildewed leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Disposal of mildewed leaves

I believe if your compost heap gets hot then any damage plant can be put there.
by Colin2016
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3042

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

"We covered it last year, but the whitefly was so awful"

Had similar problem last year been spraying with garlic solution which looks to be keeping them away.
by Colin2016
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Marketing Allotments
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Marketing Allotments

Would local schools be interested? Maybe divide a plot up into smaller units with raised beds then use one raised bed to show what can be grown as an example for others to follow and include easy to follow plan. Use the pollytunnel to grow seeds and maybe allow other plot holders to use it. How abou...
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing from potato peelings
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Growing from potato peelings

Sounds a good idea however my peeling are thin & go straight into the compost bin.

Regards the "volunteers" as you call them seemed to have them all over my plot, left over from previous owner.
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I was wiping my secateurs
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: I was wiping my secateurs

Filling my latest raised bed number 8 yesterday with homemade compost I noticed the different bugs/worms/spiders etc in & around the compost. Would have thought this is what is needed for good harvest not sterilised lifeless soil? No major issues with weed seeds as they temp gauge goes in to the...
by Colin2016
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hydroponics on a very small scale
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Hydroponics on a very small scale

Is there any difference in taste of the produce?
by Colin2016
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I was wiping my secateurs
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: I was wiping my secateurs

What worries me is all those adverts that kill 99% of all known germs…but what about the 1% germ lurking about?
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 147
Views: 3042

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

I have the opinion that the treatment costs in a dogs later years is worth it for the pleasure the dog gives you in it’s younger years.

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