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by Muddyboot68
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4133

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

the rain must have taken 3 hours to get from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire
by Muddyboot68
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Elephant garlic going to seed
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Elephant garlic going to seed

I agree with sally, it seems to make no difference. I did leave one in for another season and compared to the one's I lifted it was double the size
by Muddyboot68
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Pumpkins
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Pumpkins

Thanks Westi I will wait and see, I'll let you know later in the year
by Muddyboot68
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Potatoes

Can someone please post a picture of a blight infested plant as I think I may have to chop mine down.
by Muddyboot68
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Elephant garlic
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: Elephant garlic

I find the elephant garlic that I planted 2 years ago did have a mild garlic flavor compared to "normal" garlic, I found that they did not grow as large as I thought they would. On harvesting them I missed one and it has grown again and it has got to the size that I expected after the firs...
by Muddyboot68
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Pumpkins
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Pumpkins

An update:- I have to date about 20 pumpkins growing but I am still getting an equal number of losses from 5 plants. Maybe this is normal, do anyone know?
by Muddyboot68
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 133
Views: 4869

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

I'm told most seed company's belong to one of two distributor's, not sure who they are, can anyone confirm this.
by Muddyboot68
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Pumpkins
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Pumpkins

Thanks Westi, your reply seems sensible to me. I'll wait and see
by Muddyboot68
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Pumpkins
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Pumpkins

Can anyone tell me why my heathy pumpkins form, flower opens, bees seem to enter the flower. the flower dies back and the pumpkin appears to be fine then it yellows and dies. The plant still seems healthy. I have 11 small pumpkin on 5 plants but have lost about the same like this.
by Muddyboot68
Wed May 29, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: pumpkins
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: pumpkins

Thanks to all of you

I'm convinced I'll give it a try, I'll let you know later in the year.


BG
by Muddyboot68
Sat May 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: pumpkins
Replies: 6
Views: 751

pumpkins

Hi All
I have a three bay compost bin, one full of 9 month old cow muck. Can I plant a pumpkin directly into the muck without loss of the plant, I started the pumpkin in the greenhouse at the beginning of May.

BG
by Muddyboot68
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Rabbits
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Rabbits

Thanks Stephen and Westi, it turns out that it may be a leaf minor bee that nibbles the leaf and as Westi said it do not affect the crop, this was from a very knowledgeable man on the allotment. We do have rabbits so I will block them. Thanks Both
by Muddyboot68
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Rabbits
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Rabbits

Hi All I am new to the forum and newish to growing fruit and veg. I have recently got an allotment, my Broad Beans have been nibbled by rabbits but not destroyed completely, should I fence the beans or is the nibbling suggestive of them not liking them. This may be a utterly stupid question but I do...

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