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by peter
Sat May 25, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: pumpkins
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: pumpkins

As a student my summer job one year was on a farm, tail end of it we helped the contractor doing the muck spreading from the cattle yard slurry pit. One of the old boys started th job by scooting out over the crust on some boards that just about stayed afloat with him on them. Guess where the villag...
by peter
Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Metaldahyde slug treatments.
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Metaldahyde slug treatments.

Everyone aware that there's only one month to go before these are illegal to sell? Then one year until they're illegal to use? Don't be tempted by the bargin prices in DIY Sheds st the moment. The Metaldahyde active ingredient is toxic to mammals & birds as well as slugs and is incredibly diffi...
by peter
Wed May 15, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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by peter
Tue May 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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by peter
Tue May 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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by peter
Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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by peter
Sat May 11, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Ripening at the same time?
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Ripening at the same time?

Modern vegetable varieties bred for commercial use tend to be ripe at the same some or have a tight period of ripening.
More efficient to clear the field, or block in the field - sowing or planting a swathe a week.
by peter
Tue May 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Honda vrs Mantis
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Honda vrs Mantis

People on my site who have them tend to drag them backwards and get a trench of very finely minced soil.
Often the intend is potato planting, but also just breaking down unwintered clods.
by peter
Mon May 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 121
Views: 6430

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Ummmm, only allotment activity was that I treated my bindweed to a close up feed of weedkiller, longest strand was 18". Got comprehensively hailed on on Saturday, once walking back from the allegedly "farmers" market in town and layer the de day while putting a fence back up for an el...
by peter
Sun May 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by peter
Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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by peter
Sun May 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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by peter
Sun May 05, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2019 begins
Replies: 60
Views: 5781

Re: 2019 begins

oldherbaceous wrote:Took advantage of the drying winds and managed to get my allotments virtually weed free, today....

If you miss the weeding please do pop over to mine. :twisted:
I have plenty of bindweed to keep you happily employed for a while. :wink: :wink:
by peter
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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by peter
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140505

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