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by KG Steve
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Brassica look a like
Replies: 10
Views: 3770

Re: Brassica look a like

Many thanks for your very helpful comments all. I think I'll offer Primrose's suggestion to grow it on and to see what the flower head looks like and also try to find out more about the source of the compost as Westi suggests.

Thanks again folks. If I find out what it is eventually I'll let you know!
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 13806

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

How does your marrow smell? With its nose of course! Or maybe it was just the runt of the litter?
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 13806

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

You could be right Primrose. I've put it on a slate now in the hope that it'll keep growing. Otherwise I can see the red card going to Pa Snip!
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Brassica look a like
Replies: 10
Views: 3770

Brassica look a like

Hi All, hoping you can help me (or a reader) identify a brassica-like plant that has popped up in his compost. Looks like a brassica and the leaves are cabbage like, but softer. Any ideas? cabbage 3.jpg cabbage 4.jpg He'd like to know if it will produce a head and if he can eat it. Any thoughts grat...
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 32516

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

No offence taken Pa Snip - I always expect a bit of ribbing and putting in my place when visiting the forum. It wouldn't be the same if I didn't! :)
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 32516

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Blight! Blight!...I didn't come here to have my tomatoes insulted you know. And on a Monday morning too. I can see how this week is going to pan out. :wink:
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 32516

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

How very dare you Pa Snip! That was one of my own Crimson Crush plants from a few years back! :D I used it as an example of one of the great varieties that the gold medal-winning team have produced over the years. Bit obscure I realise and perhaps I should have stuck with the PR picture that was sup...
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 13806

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

Oh no! Looking better than mine Pa Snip. My first one eaten by mistake, the second one I posted a picture of last week I realised over the weekend has a wonky end; the flower came away to reveal a kind of pig's snout or belly button! I think it'll rot. :( That's what you get for showing off! Another...
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Newbie Spanish plot photos.
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Newbie Spanish plot photos.

I'm growing Marmande for the first time this year as I am the only one in the family that will eat raw tomatoes, but we all like tomato soup/sauces etc. Also trying Coure Di Bue which is an ox-heart type for the same reason, although do have some cherry toms for myself and Akron F1 for my sarnies!
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 13806

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

That's a shame Plumpudding!

Can you try clicking the attachments box below, then add files, then add inline (I think). Any good?
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Newbie Spanish plot photos.
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Newbie Spanish plot photos.

That's interesting - I'll look it out! Must have been hard to leave your garden here, but sounds like you have made yourself at home and doubtless another lovely garden in Spain.
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Newbie Spanish plot photos.
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Newbie Spanish plot photos.

Ah of course! Sounds perfect for your climate there. It has suddenly dropped 10C today with quite a brisk chilly wind so back to business as usual here and my sun-loving veggies such as sweetcorn, tomatoes and squashes are looking confused and a bit disappointed - but I feel much better for it!
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Asparagus pest?
Replies: 2
Views: 2372

Re: Asparagus pest?

This is an asparagus beetle larvae Peter - in case it helps?
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Giant Marrow Topic!
Replies: 98
Views: 13806

Re: The Giant Marrow Topic!

Thought you might like to see my effort so far in the giant marrow comp. Well actually this is my second attempt as Mervin as I have called him ended up being harvested accidentally and went in to a rather nice courgette, lime and coriander side dish! This is Mervin 2 and he is about 10in long as I ...
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Newbie Spanish plot photos.
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Newbie Spanish plot photos.

Very jealous! Must have been sooo hot in your tunnels lately. Mine reached 106F recently. What variety of tomato is that?

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