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by Colin2016
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 35
Views: 3049

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Interesting bit on Grow your own last night.
One of the presenters made a cold frame filled it with grass cutting then compost and planted whole sweet potatoes.

Good idea of adding grass cutting to increase the heat, thought they had to grown from sllps though.
by Colin2016
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Planting brassicas
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Planting brassicas

I plant in 6 inches of compost and found first year they fell over. Did the stamp over on all the compost then planting deep & healing found by adding a pole to help them as well.
by Colin2016
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: late planting potatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: late planting potatoes

I fell for the advertising of planting spuds for Christmas, complete waste of time.
by Colin2016
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tomato conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Tomato conundrum

"What is the benefit of Aspirin"

It stops them getting a headache when they grow to tall and bang their head on top of tunnel. (sorry count resist)
by Colin2016
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5320

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Perhaps if the buyers were not so particular with the shape of the product (example straight carrots) the farmes could could concentrate on growing better tasting product.
by Colin2016
Fri May 29, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Greenhouse shade netting
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Greenhouse shade netting

Seen greenhouse with scafolding netting over the outside. Would think with some bunjy/elastic in centre you could fold it back where needed.
by Colin2016
Fri May 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5320

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Only been to plot once in past 3 weeks due to being laid up so only watering was from whatever rain we have had. Surprised at how well everything was brussels/ lettuce/spring onions/cabbages growing well in the netted tunnel. Scrapes on some onions, one bed of garlic has rust but main bed of peas gr...
by Colin2016
Sat May 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Rust on Garlic
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Rust on Garlic

That's good to hear thanks Retropants.
by Colin2016
Sat May 23, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Rust on Garlic
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Rust on Garlic

Garlic has rust on them, assume nothing I can do to save them.

If I pull them up & remove the leaves will they be edible or do I bin the lot?
by Colin2016
Fri May 08, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Help!

Sent pm
by Colin2016
Fri May 08, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints

Three weeks for replacements?
As seeds companies are struggling look at the smaller business found in the back of the magazine or ebay/amazon.

Check out local villages websites and see if they have a gardeners/allotment section or garden clubs most will have or know of spare plants around.
by Colin2016
Thu May 07, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Help!

Have few greyhound cabbage if you want, have you checked out ebay though? Did a quick check and notice one company from Dorset that says "We are a small sustainable permaculture education centre, due to postponing all physical courses, we have a supplus of seeds and plants from our market garde...
by Colin2016
Thu May 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Purple sprouting Broccoli as cordons ?
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Purple sprouting Broccoli as cordons ?

I assume you are putting the canes inside the heating pipe, have you thought about attaching outside using cable ties?
by Colin2016
Thu May 07, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints

Go direct to the CEO.

Do you have farm shops near you?

Ours have plenty of compost & plants.
by Colin2016
Fri May 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Free seeds with May issue
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: Free seeds with May issue

If you look on page 94 of the June issue it tell you what to expect next month.

I too had 3 packets seeds with June issue.

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