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by dan3008
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato feeding
Replies: 15
Views: 4384

Re: Tomato feeding

Sorry, yes, I was sleep deprived (little girl hasnt slept more than 2 hours at a time all week) so that didnt really come out clear peter hit the nail on the head. I dig down 4'6" and then built up 1'6" in for the beds where my tomatoes are (the outside beds didnt actually get dug that dee...
by dan3008
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Walnuts
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Re: Walnuts

I don't know about walnuts, but my general advice would be to mulch it. If nothing else it'll help keep weeds down
by dan3008
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato feeding
Replies: 15
Views: 4384

Re: Tomato feeding

Personally, if they are in the ground, I don't use anything, but I have very fertile soil this year, having spent most of the last 2 years just digging in compost to the beds. They are currently 6 foot higher than the lowest point I dug them to, (dug down about 4.5 for, built up about 1.5) However t...
by dan3008
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 158
Views: 22909

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Westi, without a photo its impossible to assess the damage, but with an asparagus bed, usually if its getting weak, and its not depleted soil, digging the crowns and splitting them can help.

Other than that, skipping next years harvest will strengthen them no end
by dan3008
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garlic experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 4349

Re: Garlic experiment

I just shake of the soil and hang them up in my blokes-cave ... I wouldn't say that the man-cave is tidy. Ever. Haha, I'm sorry Ricard, I'm loving the idea of hanging garlic in the man-cave, I suppose it stops batman moving in and taking over? I shouldnt laugh. My shed is my man-cave, and I have al...
by dan3008
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 158
Views: 22909

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

My little girl (2) loves digging the raised beds, planting seeds and pulling everything up. And of course eating it. Mrs and I haven't seen a single strawberry because she just eats them straight off the plant
by dan3008
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 158
Views: 22909

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

haha, got him hooked have you pa? That's amazing
by dan3008
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garlic experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 4349

Re: Garlic experiment

westi you were right. The culprit had 2 legs, 2 wings and beady little eyes. Yup, a Crow.

As for shop galic, that's how I grow garlic. Just make sure its "local" garlic. For me, there's no point growing garlic from Spain as an example
by dan3008
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Remove slug slime
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Re: Remove slug slime

I use salt like JB, that or I currently have a tub of "tough bits" hand putty from my local pound shop, works a treat, but I tend to leave that for when I've been working with oil, as thats what its really made for. However, next time I get slugs in my plastic shredder, it'll get rid of bo...
by dan3008
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Typical :(
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Typical :(

snooky wrote:Worked with a lad who had migraines so bad that he had to l go to bed in a darkened room to "recover".Migraines are not nice.

That's what I normally end up doing snooky...

JohnN, I've never heard of that before. Might have to give it a go.
by dan3008
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Typical :(
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Typical :(

Thanks both. I'm a lot better today thankfully :) For me a migrain involves flashing blobs and clouding of my vision, a splitting headache, and repeated throwing up :( Oh and a numbness across my whole skin... Not nice, but at least they only last a day (and groggy the next day from not eating). Act...
by dan3008
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New Website - What do you think?
Replies: 112
Views: 19792

Re: New Website - What do you think?

oldherbaceous wrote:
I did read the potato top trimming, question and reply

Potato trimming? Glad I'm not the only one who trims potatoes. I earth them up as much as I can, and then trim when needed to keep them under control :)
by dan3008
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New Website - What do you think?
Replies: 112
Views: 19792

Re: New Website - What do you think?

I asked a question recently and I have a thick skin, but the answer was quite .... How do I put it....... Well I can see why people don't ask questions again... Anyway, I just wanted to say I was always told to ask questions because you can gaurentee someone's thinking the same thing Oh gosh Pawty ...
by dan3008
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Lucky me!
Replies: 13
Views: 2255

Re: Lucky me!

Westi wrote:Dan Numbers - our local petition saved the Noddy Train! Still running - for those big & small! x

YAY, Right, planning a trip down now ;) Wish I could actually, moneys tight at the moment. When things are sorted I'm definaitally going to come for the noddy train again :D
by dan3008
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Typical :(
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Typical :(

So, the first day I'm aloud back into the garden, and I've got a migraine. So off my feet throwing up all day :(
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