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by jeff64
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Blown sprouts
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Blown sprouts

As i have already mentioned i am new to veg growing and i don,t know what a blown sprout is, i think it is loose leaved and fluffy, i am sure someone will inform me, my first year i was just experimenting while i got my lottie weed free and my two sprout plants were loose and fluffy, second year the...
by jeff64
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 1897

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy birthday robo, and i hope you have many more to come.
by jeff64
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Frost
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: Frost

robo, sprouts are a lot tastier after a frost maybe your plants are the same?
by jeff64
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Chilli and Sweet Pepper
Replies: 66
Views: 9516

Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Pawty, you are not wrong,I have only been involved in gardening (allotment) a couple of years but i am totally hooked
by jeff64
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Chilli and Sweet Pepper
Replies: 66
Views: 9516

Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Will do Primrose I have just the right place for them, thanks
by jeff64
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Chilli and Sweet Pepper
Replies: 66
Views: 9516

Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

this is my first year growing chilli/peppers, I have only just found this topic and found it very helpful, thanks to all of you who have posted on the subject, I think next year will be much more productive. What a lovely forum to be a member of!
by jeff64
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Large pests !!
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: Large pests !!

My large pest came in the form of a cat from a new neighbour, now i could not hurt a cat but when it uses my border as a toilet steps had to be taken, so the next best thing was a menacing looking concrete ornamental cat from the garden center. Job done not seen it since.
by jeff64
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Your season in 10 words
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Your season in 10 words

what happened to all my plans the seasons nearly gone ?
by jeff64
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rats again
Replies: 32
Views: 7186

Re: Rats again

thanks anyway Primrose I will keep asking around locally. Westi, they are a bit more energetic up here they climed to the top of my apple tree which is about 6ft and cleared the lot last year.
by jeff64
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rats again
Replies: 32
Views: 7186

Re: Rats again

I have just had about a 3rd of my potatoes eaten by them, what i would like to know is? can i still plant in that bed or will i have to disinfect or even remove the soil, would appreciate your thoughts on the subject. thanks jeff
by jeff64
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Best early Peas
Replies: 14
Views: 2164

Re: Best early Peas

this is the first time i have grown peas, can anyone tell me what the tiny little white grub with the little black head is please, plus how to treat them. thanks for any info. jeff
by jeff64
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Controversial diet matters.
Replies: 91
Views: 9506

Re: Controversial diet matters.

re-what you eat,i follow the fact that if you eat 2000 calories and burn 1500 off most people will get fat,it works for me(i am fat).
by jeff64
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: garlic
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: garlic

thanks for the replies people, will take it onboard and not have the biggest compost heap this year. Westi,my computer skills are far worse than my gardening skills and they are next to nil but i will try and post more, anyway thanks again to all of you. jeff
by jeff64
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: garlic
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

garlic

sorry if the subject has been discussed but i can not find it , i am quite new to gardening (i have an allotment), anyway regarding garlic i planted mine last october the other day i uncovered one to see how they were going to my surprise it was like a giant spring onion. My question is why did this...
by jeff64
Mon May 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Water Shortages
Replies: 29
Views: 3817

Re: Water Shortages

I would agree with desalination i delivered a couple of loads towards a desalination plant in dubi (UAE) in the seventies, you would not think that place was a desert now would you?

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