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by pigletwillie
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: peppadew bottled peppers
Replies: 24
Views: 15934

Pamperedpet,

12 peppadew seeds have germinated and they will have pride of place in the tunnel.

Thanks
by pigletwillie
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Slow Forum
Replies: 23
Views: 5214

Beware of broadband fed via cable companies as this is via a shared fibre optic cable and thus the more people who are online the slower the service. Bandwidth figures quoted are very often an optimum and you will end up with a lot less. With traditional companies like BT you have your own individua...
by pigletwillie
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Raised beds
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Hi Ian, our biggest bed was just 12-13 year old manure last year and was only top dressed with compost this spring to top it up. It had spring onions, beetroot, chanteray carrots and lots of lettuce in succesion. All did very well especially the carrots. With vintage manure in my meagre experience i...
by pigletwillie
Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Raised beds
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Hi Ian, our raised beds are quite deep and are filled with 90% very old manure that has a consistency of a peat / compost mix but one that holds onto moisture tremendously. The other 10% is homemade compost and leaf mould. Our beds went into full operation and our crops were supperb in all aspects. ...
by pigletwillie
Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Am I going crackers?
Replies: 86
Views: 16106

I have two Compo, come on in and shut the door. Chanters, you can sit in mine if you want yuo Shedless Sherrif.
by pigletwillie
Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Encouraging wildlife
Replies: 28
Views: 5821

From Johnboys point of view, I can see that birds stuffed full of free food are`nt going to eat all the pests and other crawlies that try to decimate his crops which were his living, in addition he lives in the sticks. The vast majority of us either have allotments or traditional gardens which we sh...
by pigletwillie
Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Getting rid of Moles
Replies: 47
Views: 37471

Your right about the weasels, they all live either at No10 with fantastic hairstyles or in Brussels.

Just to keep our Sherrifs happy apparently No 10 had a mole last year who kept giving away secrets. Or was it a stoat?
by pigletwillie
Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Cordon Gooseberry
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Cordon Gooseberry

I have a few gooseberry cuttings that have rooted and are now potted individually. To grow them as cordons do I just let the leader go to the height required and keep all side branches cut back to 3 or 4 buds or is there more to it than that? In addition, if I keep 2 leaders can I follow the same pr...
by pigletwillie
Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Desert grape for a polytunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

I shall leave the smart comment to Peter.
by pigletwillie
Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Steve's Allotment Diary
Replies: 45
Views: 8762

Steve, how do you get your Missus to let you garden all day whilst she is at work. I put the idea to mine and got an answer that ended "me first"?
by pigletwillie
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Getting rid of Moles
Replies: 47
Views: 37471

blimey, censorship beckons just like on the "other" forum. 1984
by pigletwillie
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Raised beds
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Hi Cockney carrot, All of one of my plots is down to raised beds. I grow everything that I normally did in the ground with the exception of potatoes, sweetcorn, peas, leeks and brassicas. I grow these on my other plot as I find that they do better and I like to keep the raised beds free for more gou...
by pigletwillie
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Desert grape for a polytunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

Thanks all for your suggestions. I want a dappled shade effect with a few bunches of grapes for Mrs P to peel for me whilst I am in yon bath.

Your variety sound good Arthur but I will ask the man from delmonte who runs the national collection whose number Tigger was so good to dig out.
by pigletwillie
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Sweetcorn germination tips required please!
Replies: 28
Views: 8724

I plant mine about a half inch deep in individual 2" pots (40 to a tray from Aldi). These trays sit on the second shelf in my heated greenhouse (12 degrees) until germination when they are moved to the top shelf. Germination rates are above 90%. I planted 160 seeds and some 145 have come up. If...
by pigletwillie
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Desert grape for a polytunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

Desert grape for a polytunnel

I intend to plant a grape vine in my tunnel over wires approx 8` high to provide shade for other crops and hopefully a few bunches of grapes.

Can anybody reccomend a variety to buy that is "easy", reliable and wont take over the place?

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