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by Beryl
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Asparagus is up!
Replies: 12
Views: 2030

Re: Asparagus is up!

Yes, my asparagus is up to but even more exciting is I watched a the first bee coming and going in my new bug box. The wallflowers are out the cherry blossom is magnificent, what more could we want?

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Life in the 1950s
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Life in the 1950s

Nice to have your input JB. It's been a long time. Hope you are well.

Regards
Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Life in the 1950s
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Life in the 1950s

I didn't see the whole prog. but being a young teenager in the 50's, we always had school lunch and if we didn't eat what was put in front of us we went without. It was bread and butter tea when we got home. I never remember having pilchards and mash or cold liver, as for dripping - Mum just never h...
by Beryl
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight resistsnt tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: Blight resistsnt tomatoes

In my opinion Fandango from Kings is an improvement on Ferline. I have grown both and prefer Fandango for taste, a very good even size. Both have much to same resistance but not totally.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Sowing tomatoes in individual pots
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: Sowing tomatoes in individual pots

Very good tip - thanks FelixLeiter.
Beryl.
by Beryl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Beetroot protaction
Replies: 7
Views: 2682

Re: Beetroot protaction

Maybe JohnN but then I don't water any more after planting. I sow in modules about 5 seeds to a cell and plant out in clusters. They get a good watering in and then the roots have to go down and find their own. I thin when they are about the size of a golf ball and eat those first, these are the bes...
by Beryl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Sowing tomatoes in individual pots
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: Sowing tomatoes in individual pots

I grow several varieties to but start them off in quarter size seed trays. When about 2" tall prick out into 3" pots setting them up to their seed leaves and later on will pot on to 6" pots so I get a good size plant to put out on the lottie mid-to end of May. They will need careful l...
by Beryl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Beetroot protaction
Replies: 7
Views: 2682

Re: Beetroot protaction

That's a new one on me OH. Must be a very tasty variety you grow.

Regards
Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Beetroot protaction
Replies: 7
Views: 2682

Re: Beetroot protaction

I'm surprised you lost your beetroot last year JohnN usually beetroot is a trouble free crop to grow. In very dry weather wood lice can be a problem but they don't usually destroy all of it. Hopefully you were just unlucky and this year will do better. You could grow under enviromesh but if it was m...
by Beryl
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Onions grown from seed, advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 3010

Re: Onions grown from seed, advice please

I wouldn't grow these in clumps. Kelsae is usually grown for show purposes as you say Par Snip they will hopefully make very large onions. I wish you luck.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Repairing enviromesh
Replies: 31
Views: 7764

Re: Repairing enviromesh

Ricard, Yes I did try the Aqua sure with a piece of the Duck tape either side to stop it seeping through and it really didn't hold very firm. As with the PVA I am sure once wet it will come drift. No idea what hot sun would do as well. I think hand sewing would work on a small hole but as I said I h...
by Beryl
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Repairing enviromesh
Replies: 31
Views: 7764

Re: Repairing enviromesh

Having spent all last week-end trying out your suggestions I think it is back to drawing board folks. Being such a slippery non porous surface the poly tunnel tape had no staying power at all and just peeled off; a patch using a piece of mesh with the Aqua Sure glue didn’t stick either. No idea how ...
by Beryl
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Repairing enviromesh
Replies: 31
Views: 7764

Re: Repairing enviromesh

Thanks Ricard I will keep all those points in mind.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Repairing enviromesh
Replies: 31
Views: 7764

Re: Repairing enviromesh

Are you on commission Richard? Only joking but a very good recommendation. It arrived in the post today - next day delivery can't do any better than that. Now I just need the tape and it will be all systems go.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Repairing enviromesh
Replies: 31
Views: 7764

Re: Repairing enviromesh

Thank you Richard I did have something in mind like putting a backing of tape on first then a patch of the mesh. I have ordered poly tunnel tape and the glue so watch this space say.

Beryl.

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