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by Elle's Garden
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Charlotte potatoes
Replies: 18
Views: 7247

Re: Charlotte potatoes

Hi Primrose,

That does sound tasty, regardless of the state of your potatoes to start with :) I shall give that recipie a go.
by Elle's Garden
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised Vegetable Garden - Railway Sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 15143

Re: Raised Vegetable Garden - Railway Sleepers

Thank you Barney, Richard and Greenman. I have to say your views reflect my gut feelings, so I will go with those and head for the compost heap when the border gets built eventually! Hopefully that will happen soon, because spurred on by all the comments and tips on here and my first issue of KG rec...
by Elle's Garden
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato Food
Replies: 5
Views: 3239

Re: Tomato Food

Thank you all for your advice, that will save me a few pennies, and probably use up this year's Tomato food! :) I think I may have planted my lettuces too close together. They are Red Cos, bought as small plants and I put them in to a trough I had spare. They have grown very tall - very tasty and no...
by Elle's Garden
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato Food
Replies: 5
Views: 3239

Tomato Food

I did quickly use the search facility but couldn't find the answer to my quick question. Can I use tomato food to feed my courgettes, runner beans and lettuces? I ran out of the general purpose food a couple of weeks back and one of my pot grown courgettes is starting to look a bit sorry for itself....
by Elle's Garden
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Would you like to live in 1984?
Replies: 17
Views: 2470

Re: Would you like to live in 1984?

Don't want to go off topic, but I am loving the idea of a 'trained boffin'. :D
by Elle's Garden
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Carlingford Potatoes
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Carlingford Potatoes

Dear OH, Thanks for the help. I followed some of the links on here last night and found myself on the potato blight notification website so I now feel slightly better informed on the subject than before. I certainly hadn't realised how serious it could be. The Carlingford's will be my first foray in...
by Elle's Garden
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Month By Month Growing Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: Month By Month Growing Chart

Hello John,

Thank you, I shall forget the fleece then. A good tip about the watering, that is the first thing I would have done if they dried out inadvertently. I shall be vigilant to make sure they don't! Next year I hope to grow them in a raised bed which should be better for them.
by Elle's Garden
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Month By Month Growing Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: Month By Month Growing Chart

Hi again OH, my carrots were a pack of 3 types, summer, autumn and maincrop I think. I have just started stirfrying the thinnings from the summer crop pot, and they still seem a way off being what I would consider carrot size! I put the maincrop ones into the biggest tub on the basis that they would...
by Elle's Garden
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Carlingford Potatoes
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Carlingford Potatoes

Thank you Old Herbacious, I am not entirely clear what blight is yet, I keep reading about it and realise it is bad, but what the signs are I don't know. I am hopeful that I might avoid it as no one has grown potatoes around here for several years. I and my two neighbours are quite isolated by field...
by Elle's Garden
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: kilner jars
Replies: 18
Views: 6304

Re: kilner jars

Lakeland are selling Kilner jars in the latest catelogue. £24.99 for 12 x 500ml or £29.99 for 12 x 1L. Replacement seals for their 2 part lid are £3.99 for 12.
by Elle's Garden
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Carlingford Potatoes
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Carlingford Potatoes

I have ordered these tubers from the KG shop. Does anyone have any experience, tips or guidance for growing these potatoes. I plan to grow them in bags of my own compost as I have no ground/border space.
by Elle's Garden
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Month By Month Growing Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: Month By Month Growing Chart

Thank you for posting the links to these checklists. I noticed that the allotment month by month suggested lifting carrots in October and November. My carrots are growing in large pots (approx 125 ltr of compost), will they be ok in the pots until we use them or do I need to lift them before the fro...
by Elle's Garden
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: chicken manure in compost
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: chicken manure in compost

Thanks for the replies, I have high hopes for the compost next year, although sadly we may be down to just 5 chucks, next doors dog has just savaged one :( She may be ok, our best friend (vet) is coming tonight so we will wait and see, but she has a rather nasty gash in her back. The chickens have a...
by Elle's Garden
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: chicken manure in compost
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

chicken manure in compost

Hi all,

I have half a dozen chickens and a rabbit. I am now adding their manure to the compost heap, does this affect how soon the compost can be used? Will it burn plants if used too soon?

Many thanks,
by Elle's Garden
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised Vegetable Garden - Railway Sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 15143

Re: Raised Vegetable Garden - Railway Sleepers

First can I start by saying how glad I am that I have found this forum, with so many friendly, knowledgeable people on it. I have answered most of my questions in the last few days just browsing/searching around! This summer has been my first real foray into veg growing, mainly in large containers a...

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