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by pontersman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Green manure
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Green manure

Thank you, Sally. Very useful.
by pontersman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: advice and ideas for eating jerusalem artichokes
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: advice and ideas for eating jerusalem artichokes

I love them, Poppy, just roasted in with meat as you would parsnips. I can put up with the wind, they are worth it but I have never had pains.
by pontersman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Green manure
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Green manure

Does the rule about not growing parsnips etc on freshly matured ground apply to green manure? It will have been chopped up and dug in about 4 weeks before sowing.
by pontersman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Whitefly
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Whitefly

For the last few years my kale and sprouts have been ruined by severe infestations of whitefly, so this year I did not grow any. Sods law, there isn't any whitefly anywhere on our allotment site. Has anyone any idea why this is? Is it general? Could it be a bonus from climate change? I am in Glouces...
by pontersman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: everlasting onions!
Replies: 1
Views: 275

everlasting onions!

For years I had a patch of bunching onion we called everlasting I think they were also called Welsh onions. They looked like spring onions and were very useful.They multiplied profusely and needed splitting every spring and autumn. I would take a handful and put one back in the ground to multiply. A...
by pontersman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: comfry
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: comfry

Thanks for replies. It seems it's the stems that make it smell then?
by pontersman
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: comfry
Replies: 6
Views: 464

comfry

Can someone give me some answers about making comfry fertiliser, please? 1. do I use whole plant or just the leaves 2. how long after adding water before it starts to smell bad, 3. for how long does it smell, 4. can it be stored for any length of time, neat or ready diluted. For instance could I tip...

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