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by WestHamRon
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Comparison of Composters
Replies: 13
Views: 5157

Colin,I'm by no means an expert, but if I had cylindrical bins I would be tempted to roll them around rather than agitate with a fork.
by WestHamRon
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Garlic Granules
Replies: 5
Views: 3185

Take the granules back to the shop and chop up 2 cloves. :lol:
by WestHamRon
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Squashes
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Thanks very much for your help John. "Compact" is definitely what I'm looking for. :lol:
by WestHamRon
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Squashes
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Squashes

This may seem a silly question, but it's something that has been bugging me. Most squashes produce long shoots or feelers from which flowers and thereby fruit grow. If one prevents these growths, will the plant produce flowers closer to the main stem ? I ask as my garden isn't very big and the squas...
by WestHamRon
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rating the seed companies
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

Thanks Alan and Chantal. It looks as though I shall at last be spending euros in the UK. :lol:
by WestHamRon
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rating the seed companies
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

I think if these tests were conducted under "normal" growing conditions this year then they should do them again in a more "normal" year. Everyone knows that some years are good for one thing and rubbish for another, it happens. All it means to me is that my policy of mostly usi...
by WestHamRon
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hotpoint Dishwasher
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Unfortunately for you, Chantal, it is perfectly legal. All domestic appliances' guarantees are invalid when the appliance is used for commercial purposes.
by WestHamRon
Wed May 09, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Red/Brown bugs on Toms
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Thanks Alan.
I shall do the same and merely wash them off. By the way, a couple of our pepper plants have them.
by WestHamRon
Tue May 08, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Red/Brown bugs on Toms
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Red/Brown bugs on Toms

We have noticed these on some of our tomatoes (only Legend it seems). They are smaller than greenfly and can easily be mistaken for splashes of mud. Does anyone have any idea what they might be and how to deal with them ? My original thought was Red Spider Mites but recalled reading that they are to...
by WestHamRon
Tue May 01, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Lemon Grass
Replies: 15
Views: 5047

I have about 8 lemongrass seedlings growing from seed - first few attempts didn't work but these are coming on fine.

I was wondering how to pot them on? Do they do well in containers as even though I live in South East I am sure they won't like the winter even here??
by WestHamRon
Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cleaning washing machine door seals
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Tigger wrote:What about wiping it with bleach?

That's not a problem once or twice. Bicarbonite of soda is a better solution for regular use.
by WestHamRon
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: When do you cut off side shoots from "cordon tomatoes&q
Replies: 10
Views: 2142

Ron There seem to be a few misunderstandings here. You say you "cut off" the side shoots when "they" were 5-6in high. What were 5-6 inches, the shoots or the plants? What did you cut them off with? Tigger is correct in saying that you pinch out (finger and thumb) the shoots whic...
by WestHamRon
Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: When do you cut off side shoots from "cordon tomatoes&q
Replies: 10
Views: 2142

When do you cut off side shoots from "cordon tomatoes&q

I'm sorry if this is fairly basic but I'm confused. We have grown 2 types, Legend and Ruby. I cut off side shoots when they were 5 to 6 inches high and they don't seem to be growing any higher. was I too early ?
by WestHamRon
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Sowing now on kitchen window sill
Replies: 11
Views: 3492

We planted tomatos, peppers (sweet and chilli) and aubergines last week and put then in a warm place (in wardrode near boiler) they are shooting like mad - how can we keep them healthy??

We are quite new to gardening and don't want the seedlings to stretch etc.

Any advice welcome.
by WestHamRon
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Wacky Number Plates
Replies: 26
Views: 6587

WH05 HAT raised a smile.

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