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by Beryl
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: To plant or wait
Replies: 41
Views: 6413

To plant or wait

My French beans in the greenhouse are getting so tall now about 9-12 inches they have their long curly bits which need supporting. The days are not too bad here on the South Coast but the nights are still chilly. Do I risk planting out or not? Such decisions.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)
Replies: 146
Views: 11981

Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Spring starts for me when the blossom breaks. My plum trees are a picture, the Magnolias are out and so is the Forsythia. With the wallflowers in full flower and the bees are busy humming - wonderful.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Emergency planting
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: Emergency planting

Personally I think you should treat your plot like you would a new house. Get the foundations right and it will give you many years of good crops. I remember when we first started out it was in May we grew nothing for the first year at all; spending all our time clearing, digging weeding etc. and ge...
by Beryl
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Black/red currants
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: Black/red currants

Thank you Dan, I will pass the info on.
Beryl
by Beryl
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Black/red currants
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Black/red currants

I have a new neighbor who wants to grow black/red currants in pots. Has anyone done this successfully and which varieties would you recommend?

Thanks
Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: No dig course
Replies: 48
Views: 8588

Re: No dig course

Well done Primrose, That patch should need any more digging then.
by Beryl
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: No dig course
Replies: 48
Views: 8588

Re: No dig course

Primrose, If the soil is turned over when crops come out it is the heavy digging that isn't necessary.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: How long did your non-stick last ?
Replies: 29
Views: 6901

Re: How long did your non-stick last ?

Westi, I have been using Le Creuset since the 70's. I still use the casserole but the saucepans I gave to my daughter when they became to heavy for my wrists. The first time she used them the linings chipped. I was told it was because she had filled them with cold water straight after using to soak....
by Beryl
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: How long did your non-stick last ?
Replies: 29
Views: 6901

Re: How long did your non-stick last ?

I think you maybe right Richard with an H, I have now changed over to ceramic and use a lower heat and so far very pleased with them.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: TKG Home page
Replies: 0
Views: 2873

TKG Home page

Since the TKG changed I can no longer reach the Home Page from the Forum page. Any ideas why?

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Leafmould.
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Leafmould.

I collect up all the leaves from my fruit trees and add them to the compost bin in small quantities with all the other green waste. No problems with them rotting down that way.

Maybe standard trees are different and take longer.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Good suppliers. (got someone you can recommend ?)
Replies: 23
Views: 3857

Re: Good suppliers. (got someone you can recommend ?)

Hi Par Snip,
Yes, I do agree with you it does look very good stuff. I am sorry if I was being too critical but really just agreeing how difficult it is to obtain good manure delivered. I am sure when spread on your beds it will give very good results.

Kind Regards
Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Good suppliers. (got someone you can recommend ?)
Replies: 23
Views: 3857

Re: Good suppliers. (got someone you can recommend ?)

I think we all have difficulty if finding suppliers of manure that will deliver Par Snip. I am on the constant look out. Finding stables that have transport is the problem. We are fortunate to have one that also needs his lorry for his business. A 3 ton load rotted which is as near as I can judge th...
by Beryl
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: crop rotation
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Re: crop rotation

I had never heard of it Monika and looked it up. Hope you haven't got it; it sounds devastating. Thankfully my beans are looking very healthy and a few more still to come.

Beryl.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yar ... den-beans/
by Beryl
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Are suppliers taking the p..........roverbial !!!
Replies: 37
Views: 3237

Re: Are suppliers taking the p..........roverbial !!!

No one has mentioned buying through their allotment association which must be the cheapest way if you have one and belong; Not all of you do I know. We pay just £1. per kilo for all varieties except the specialist ones.

Beryl.

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