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by Nature's Babe
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: F1 Seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: F1 Seeds

A link for you to look at the heritage option as opposed to F1, i use mostly heritaage varieties because I can save seed from year to year and plants adjust to local soil and growing conditions. I do use a few F1 seeds,and sweetcorn is one, haven't found a heritage variety of sweetcorn that does as ...
by Nature's Babe
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Unseasonal seedlings
Replies: 35
Views: 5161

Re: Unseasonal seedlings

Thank you Oldherbacious
by Nature's Babe
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Self fertile Kiwi
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Self fertile Kiwi

Thank you both for your reply, I will look up that pruning site.
by Nature's Babe
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: For yummyveggies - pics of grapes.
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: For yummyveggies - pics of grapes.

Lovely pic of your grapes. I picked the last bunch of grapes from my vine today still sweet and juicy.
by Nature's Babe
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Self fertile Kiwi
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Self fertile Kiwi

Does anyone have any experience with self fertile kiwi? Mine was only planted the previous year, had some blossom this year,but all the tiny fruitlets just dropped off , it's making good growth and looks healthy, wondering why the fruit dropped instead of maturing? It is near my water tap because I ...
by Nature's Babe
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Keeping fit during winter
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: Keeping fit during winter

Yummy veggies, I am struggling with pruning a very old grapevine, when we moved in the garden had been untouched for about 20 years, and was a mass of overgrown shrubs nettles and brambles, the vine had probably been put in well before that. Last year I pruned it quite hard and spur pruned the 3 lea...
by Nature's Babe
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Unseasonal seedlings
Replies: 35
Views: 5161

Re: Unseasonal seedlings

Thank you Old Herbacious, I will think of you as mature and wise and experienced - not old, grins..
by Nature's Babe
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Unseasonal seedlings
Replies: 35
Views: 5161

Re: Unseasonal seedlings

Last year I had self seeded cape gooseberry seedlings in autumn, overwintered in the greenhouse they gave me a nice early crop, more to use this year. Also had some autumn apple blossom, the spring blossom still gave me a good apple crop. I picked the last sweet and juicy bunch of grapes yesterday, ...
by Nature's Babe
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: "French" Shallot Sets.
Replies: 10
Views: 1854

Re: "French" Shallot Sets.

My brother visited last week, he lives in France, I live in East Sussex, he looked at my home grown onions and shallots, and said they were much better than his own at home. I think depth and fertility of soil affects results more than type planted. I have had improved results each year since changi...

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