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Re: Grow 2018

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:39 pm

Keep an eye on that chap, possible that one of your pots has a nest in the bottom, they enter from the bottom up, I have been caught out like that
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby jastons on Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:45 pm

I've been in the greenhouse every day this week and I haven't seen any more ants, so there is no need to worry on that front.

The weather is still miserable here, just outside Glasgow, grey skies, rain and highs of 11 degrees. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some warm sunshine so my plants can catch up.

How is everyone else getting on?
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby hammerdivone on Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:56 pm

Having a mare jastons, everything is way behind where it should be and only got one row of spuds in so far.

That said the redcurrants and blakcurrants have masses of flowers, and the rhubarb is going mad!

Had 2 hours weeding yesterday and wanted to do the same today, except we've had hail, torrential rain and the odd sunny spell all afternoon so no chance.

Also had complete failure of the runner beans I sowed in the greenhouse which is the first time ever.
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby jevs on Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 am

hammerdivone wrote:
Also had complete failure of the runner beans I sowed in the greenhouse which is the first time ever.


Still plenty of time to get some more in mate.
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby hammerdivone on Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:17 am

Absolutely jevs, another lot are in, just really weird that none have come up from sowing back in March.
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby the polecat on Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:22 pm

I saw the first leaves appear from my potatoes this weekend.
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby jastons on Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:25 pm

One of my strawberry plants is ready to flower :scarfer:
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:00 pm

feel like I am missing out, might have to get some carrots in some pots and set up my herb garden at least
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby the polecat on Mon May 07, 2018 10:24 pm

Sweet corn, carrots and parsnips all sowed today. Potatoes looking good!
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby vmixture on Tue May 08, 2018 12:43 pm

Gah! Got tiny yellowy white things on my chilli plants. Dont seem to move about much but definitely there. About 1-2mm long and a fair number of them.
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby Tenbury on Tue May 08, 2018 3:48 pm

Spray with a houseplant mister( poundshop) with a very dilute soap solution ( pure soap flakes,Wilco or most supermarkets.They','ll be white fly at some stage in their lifecycle, same treatment for adult flies.Works well on all aphids,green/white/black et c on toms,aubergine etc, is organic and harmless to wasps etc.
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby vmixture on Tue May 08, 2018 6:51 pm

Tenbury wrote:Spray with a houseplant mister( poundshop) with a very dilute soap solution ( pure soap flakes,Wilco or most supermarkets.They','ll be white fly at some stage in their lifecycle, same treatment for adult flies.Works well on all aphids,green/white/black et c on toms,aubergine etc, is organic and harmless to wasps etc.


Nice one will give it a go. Sounds better than harsh chemicals.
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby jevs on Fri May 25, 2018 8:16 pm

Bit late for things this year. Been out and sown Chantennay carrots and golden beetroot and planted leek seedlings and some rather large parsnip seedlings.
Indoors, courgettes and sweetcorn have germinated, toms doing well and cucumbers to go in tomorrow.

I have a couple of bags of onion sets....too late???
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby vmixture on Sat May 26, 2018 11:38 am

Tenbury wrote:Spray with a houseplant mister( poundshop) with a very dilute soap solution ( pure soap flakes,Wilco or most supermarkets.They','ll be white fly at some stage in their lifecycle, same treatment for adult flies.Works well on all aphids,green/white/black et c on toms,aubergine etc, is organic and harmless to wasps etc.


vmixture wrote:Nice one will give it a go. Sounds better than harsh chemicals.


It worked a treat, nice one!
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat May 26, 2018 11:38 am

I have done onion sets this late chap, should be ok
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby Tenbury on Sat May 26, 2018 3:50 pm

Keep the sprayer handy....they'll be back!
If you keep your chilli plants overwinter ( I often have,as you can replant and pot up in spring,and get a really good sized plant) you'll find whitefly can be a real prob, but the spray and your vigilance will defeat the little bastards.
Apropos of sod all,but while I think about it, if you're a veg enthusiast,it's well worth growing a bit of elder (sambucus niger, or there are numerous decorative cultivars) and cutting it back when it's finished fruiting.It reshoots early in spring and white/black/greenfly absolutely love it, in a short space of time,long before your roses/toms/whatever are getting going, you can get rid of thousands of your local aphids.

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Re: Grow 2018

Postby jevs on Tue May 29, 2018 9:01 pm

Sowed my beetroot on Friday outside in a raised bed. It's up today. I use the golden variety as it tastes damn good and doesn't stain your fingers (or your p1$$)
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue May 29, 2018 9:11 pm

I dont eat the devils gonads Jevs but when I get my new allotment , I will give them a go
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby Tenbury on Tue May 29, 2018 11:00 pm

My neighbour gave me a load of old hanging baskets a couple of years ago (I hate them), but this year I've put Tumbler F1 Toms in them and stuck them on a wall....Anyone ever grown them? Do you pinch out the sideshoots?
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Re: Grow 2018

Postby Polaroid on Wed May 30, 2018 1:53 am

Tenbury wrote:My neighbour gave me a load of old hanging baskets a couple of years ago (I hate them), but this year I've put Tumbler F1 Toms in them and stuck them on a wall....Anyone ever grown them? Do you pinch out the sideshoots?


No need to pinch the side shoots out Tenbury. Just water often and feed occasionally. Easiest of things to grow and productive buggers for little fuss.
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