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by Beryl
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: crop rotation
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: crop rotation

My R. bean frame is permanent so I grow them in the same place every year but I do leave the roots in over winter for the nitrogen and add a good layer of well rotted compost on top and again in the spring; turning it all in before I plant. Never had any problems so far after more than 10 years. Ber...
by Beryl
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Waxed discs and cellophane covers
Replies: 9
Views: 6864

Re: Waxed discs and cellophane covers

If you use a lot of wax discs and cellophane covers Lakeland are the best place to buy. They also stock the pickle proof screw tops which will fit l lb and 2 lb jars.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What about green tomatoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: What about green tomatoes

Just plain sliced and fried green tomatoes with mushrooms really are delicious and perhaps a rasher or two of bacon.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Clouds and sunsets
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

Re: Clouds and sunsets

I agree with all the comments, there are so many wonders and perhaps we enjoy them more now because we have the time to appreciate them.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Healthy and balanced diet
Replies: 41
Views: 12134

Re: Healthy and balanced diet

I am not over weight, do 4 hours gardening 4 days a week on average and always thought I ate a balanced diet till one day I blacked out and ended up A & E. after extensive tests found I was short of potassium. eventually it was discovered it was the Blood pressure tablet the doctor insisted I ta...
by Beryl
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Brussel tops
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: Brussel tops

I have enjoyed my first tops today - delicious roughly chopped and stir fried.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Brussel tops
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: Brussel tops

Yes, Richard they are about not usually as early as this. We have a farmers/small holding type local shop that has them.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Brussel tops
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: Brussel tops

Thank you both, I wasn't sure if they would need the cold or some frost first. I'm glad I got some strong stakes in at the week-end before this strong wind; when next I go I shall cut the tops and enjoy.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Chrysanthemums.
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Chrysanthemums.

My spray chrysanths are a disappointment this year to OH. I've never had any problems with them but was going to ask if it is possible to have blight on them. The leaves have gone exactly as the tomatoes have and now all brown and crumbly; Flowers are not opening either. I'm in the process of cuttin...
by Beryl
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Brussel tops
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Brussel tops

Is there a right time to remove Brussel tops to eat? Mine are looking so good now, no white fly either I am very tempted or is it too early.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Storing tomatoes from a blighted plant
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Storing tomatoes from a blighted plant

Yes, thanks Primrose I think I am going to be busy the next few days. With a lorry load of manure due at the week-end to, I will have my work cut out.

Beryl :roll:
by Beryl
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: pruning figs
Replies: 2
Views: 1891

Re: pruning figs

Many thanks Snooky. I have masses of the smaller thin branches that have grown this year. Looks like I will have to be patient till next spring before cutting back.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Storing tomatoes from a blighted plant
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Storing tomatoes from a blighted plant

We now have blight on our allotment, my plants seem to have been infected over night, now with black spots on the stems and leaves all curled and brown. I've picked off all fruit red and green with no signs of any blackening and laid them out in the greenhouse. I wondered if the green would be all r...
by Beryl
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Can you help
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Can you help

Thanks Alan, that should keep us all happy.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Can you help
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Can you help

Thank you all for your quick response. I am sure that is the one. I don't know if the stems are hollow OH but your link Alan with the photo I think confirms it. Now the big decision is who is going to be allowed to dig it up and keep it. Maybe we can some cuttings and all share it. Thanks again Beryl.

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