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by KG Steve
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Red versus Yellow tumbling tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 3386

Re: Red versus Yellow tumbling tomatoes

I'll do some research and see if I can find out for you Primrose.
by KG Steve
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Thought twice about moving my outdoor potted toms indoors in case they are already affected (although they look healthy). Worried that if they are they might spread it to the plants in the greenhouse. Decisions, decisions! It's not easy being a gardener!
by KG Steve
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 11524

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

Cut Mervin 2 this morning. Thought I might as well make use of him before he becomes inedible! :(

Lady Lettuce has been very guarded about progress with her plant, which leads me to believe she might be quietly confident!
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 11524

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

Well I've had a clean slate - or roof tile - of failures so far chaps!
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Well you have the honour of being the first among us Pa Snip, but not the last!
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Nothing at the moment Geoff and certainly not for use by we amateurs, but I'll keep my ear to the ground.
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Hi Colin. Unfortunately as other forum members will tell you, potatoes and tomatoes with blight usually succumb very quickly and the old copper-based fungicides that used to offer some protection are now banned. Choosing blight resistant varieties such as the Sarpo potato range and tomato varieties ...
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

It needs two consecutive days above 10C and with 6 hours in each of those days with a relative humidity of 90% or above to create a Hutton Criteria (formerly the old Smith periods which we learned about at college many moons ago).
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 11524

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

Arthur: "Marvin, any ideas?
Marvin: "I have a million ideas; they all point to certain death." :lol:
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 11524

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

Disaster has struck. Mervin 2 has botrytis on his snout! Doomed I'm afraid. Now it's all down to Mervin 3 - a shadow of Mervin 2's magnificence. :(
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Just had a blight warning for tomorrow in my area! Will be moving the few tomato plants I can move that are outside in pots, inside soonest! :(

Wow, some serious kit there Geoff - but what a super garden you have! Very jealous!
by KG Steve
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

I may well some of them Peter, but I'd need a plot of about 2 acres to use them all up! :lol:
by KG Steve
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Primrose - you've hit the nail on the head! Yes it will take chainsaws and long ladders to tackle it now...and then it's having to get rid of all those prunings! Which is the main reason I'll be getting someone in...they have a big chipper that can 'disappear' the mountain of waste! I don't have roo...
by KG Steve
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Mint - is there scientific proof that growing different types together affects the individual flavours?
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: Mint - is there scientific proof that growing different types together affects the individual flavours?

I can't really see how growing the two together would make a difference to the flavour of either plant and have never seen any scientific proof that it happens. The flowers certainly might easily cross pollinate to produce inferior/mixed tasting seedlings and of course if you accidentally mixed them...
by KG Steve
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 27778

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Hedges too. We have a mixed hedge down each side of our narrow garden and over the years they have gradually got higher and wider until one must be 5ft thick and 9-10ft tall. They are clipped twice a year, but without realising I and neighbours have left a few inches more each time I guess until the...

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