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by tracie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Loofahs
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Loofahs

Hi All, Is anybody else growing loofahs this year?. My plants are currently growing about 4” a day in the Polly. I seem to have several growing but when I checked today one has turned a browny colour from green. It is still firm and looks fine but do not know why the change in colour. Maybe that’s j...
by tracie
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tomato conundrum
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Tomato conundrum

Thank you everybody for your responses.

In preparation for next year I think I will dig out the bed as much as possible, replace the soil with soil from my allotment.

Plant the tomatoes a bit shallower, and not put anything in the planting hole at all, then wish for a better result.
by tracie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tomato conundrum
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Tomato conundrum

I usually only water twice a week, The roots go down and find the water then rather than constantly watering
by tracie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tomato conundrum
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Tomato conundrum

Hi All, I have had an issue with my toms for the last couple of years. They are planted in the Polly good bush plants over the first set of leaves. In planting hole mixed well in I put FBB, aspirin, calcium, slow release fertiliser, and magnesium. The plants have plenty of light but grow thin, with ...
by tracie
Wed May 13, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Elephant garlic
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Elephant garlic

Hi All,
First year for me growing elephant garlic, some of mine has a seed/flower head forming.

Do I leave it or snap it off and now do I tell when ready to be dug up. It has been in since about November.

Many thanks
by tracie
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Red spider mite and aphids
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Red spider mite and aphids

This year I have had a infestation of red spider mite and aphids, this has destroyed all of my cucumbers, aubergines and peppers. I tried spraying with a oil-soap mix but that did not work. I also had marigolds liberally planted in my Polly too, all to no avail. I have now purchased 3 smoke bombs fo...
by tracie
Mon May 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Honda vrs Mantis
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

Honda vrs Mantis

Hi All,

I have a mantis and a Honda tiller, Both are 4stroke and both about the same age and been used about the same.

My question is which one should I keep, I do not need two, but both were a good buy second hand.

Thanks

Tracie
by tracie
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Plot allocation
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Plot allocation

Hi All,

How do you allocate plots. We currently allocate by date of application and send out a form for completion. We do not discriminate on the content of the form but go by the application date.

Our site is owned by the Parish Council but managed by an elected committee.

Thank you
by tracie
Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bronze Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Re: Bronze Tools

I have one of the hand trowels, it is the best tool I have, I love it.

It is good and sharp and makes a good hand hoe too.
by tracie
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blossom end rot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2615

Re: Blossom end rot?

I had BER with my long peppers one year, I mixed my compost with some lime as suggested in a magazine and the following year had no BER.

Have not tried this with toms but it might be worth a go next year if you have this problem.

Tracie
by tracie
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Another cloche/hoop option
Replies: 60
Views: 11845

Re: Another cloche/hoop option

I use a similar system with my carrot box with the water pipe and canes and cover with the mesh. What I use to hold the mesh down is bungee cables, I join several together with the hooks at the ends and stretch them around the base and tuck the mesh under the bungees. This keeps the mesh in place. T...
by tracie
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Allium leaf minor
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

Allium leaf minor

This year Allium leaf minor has devastated the majority of onions on our Allotment site in Derbyshire. One day the onions were looking good, two days later they have all been devastated. Whether the wet weather has had an influence I do not know. I think I will have to dig them all up and put in the...
by tracie
Sun May 25, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Uploading photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1694

Re: Uploading photos

how do I do that please!
by tracie
Sat May 24, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Uploading photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1694

Re: Uploading photos

Hope this has worked
by tracie
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: App
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Re: App

I would like to think I may be smarter than my phone :D

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