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by Elmigo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 45
Views: 949

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

What kind of garden hose do you use? Regular ones are just not working for me as they're so fixed and I have little space for now. Like you absolutely have to roll them in, the exact same way you rolled them out. Otherwise you have to untie the whole thing next time. Last week I found one that's fle...
by Elmigo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Currants look mouldy...
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Currants look mouldy...

I'm going to move the plants as soon as possible from here and put them somewhere else for special care. The little dark spots, I can't really see what they are as they're too small. Thank you for clarifying this!
by Elmigo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Currants look mouldy...
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Currants look mouldy...

I have no idea what kind of bug or mould this could be. Perhaps it's very common for a currant. I never had this with my berry bushes before untill I bought a red and white currant at the local gardening store. Both currants are affected now and I am afraid this will spread through the garden. The f...
by Elmigo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 45
Views: 949

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

You're right. I don't know what I can or cannot freeze so I often gave away some, but not the peppers then! I'll freeze them.
by Elmigo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 47
Views: 3491

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Really, this is beautiful! There is a kiwano on my plant and it increases in size. I never expected this to happen in our maritime climate. This plant grows in the Kalahari desert...

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by Elmigo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 45
Views: 949

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

I think I'm going to have to give away some fruit soon...
by Elmigo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: First time ever growing watermelon
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: First time ever growing watermelon

No doubt about that. For now it has to be done on the balcony and this looks pretty promising!
by Elmigo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: First time ever growing watermelon
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: First time ever growing watermelon

Last week I removed some fruits and instantly the remaining fruits started to grow. This is one hell of a watermelon that grew in just about a week! There are some weird black scratches on it and I have no idea what caused it, anyone has an idea? It's still growing despite the marks on it. 20190706_...
by Elmigo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 45
Views: 949

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Too bad the summer seems to be over again in the Netherlands. Hopefully the summer air found a way to the United Kingdom. The most recent photos I see here tell me that it sort of did. Ofcourse things can change quick but for now the temperatures are back to normal again. Even a bit cold between 10°...
by Elmigo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Overkill tomato plant?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Overkill tomato plant?

I think I made a mess when I accidentally looked over a side shoot and didn't remove it. This tomato has two main stems now and the fruit is hanging on this side shoot stem. I'm getting it wired to another bamboo stick to prevent more damage :)
by Elmigo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Overkill tomato plant?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Overkill tomato plant?

Yes, right... Good old sticky tape it is then, and a piece of soft cloth under it. I don't want to get any infections on the plant!
by Elmigo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 47
Views: 3491

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

You can hold the store bought fruit in your hand like an apple, about the same size but more of an egg shape rather than a ball. Those are indeed hairs, but they are only soft on the young shoots. The older stems' hairs are a little harder and you can feel very tiny stings if you grab them. It's not...
by Elmigo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Overkill tomato plant?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Overkill tomato plant?

There are some smart people on this forum with real good knowledge! Please can anyone tell me what I should do next? The trusses on my tomato plant are getting quite heavy. It just splits in every direction and grow trusses on trusses on even more trusses. Now it gets quite heavy and it starts to cr...
by Elmigo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 47
Views: 3491

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Today is a very special day! Why? Because I just discovered my first tiny little kiwano on my kiwano plant! It seems to be still developing and there are also a whole lot of things on it that appear to be the upcoming male flowers... Just to give you an idea, this plant is literally full of those th...
by Elmigo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomatoes - four or five trusses?
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Tomatoes - four or five trusses?

My father kept his tomato plant in a pot when it got colder. All the leaves fell off and it seemed to have died. He placed the pot in his garage to get through the winter. Very early this year this tomato plant started to make leaves again. He now got a couple of tomatoes on it, though not as much a...

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