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- Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:42 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Single Stem , double , or cage
- Replies: 10
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Indeterminates trained to a single or double stem up string, determinates/dwarf tomato projects in 3ft tall cages. I've given up growing indeterminates outdoors since we live on the North West coast of the UK and without fail the plants get battered by summer storms and often fail to ripen. The gree...
- Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:02 pm
- Forum: Root Crops
- Topic: What about some tips for parsnips?
- Replies: 1
- Views: 51
Rather like carrots, I find the most difficult part of growing parsnips is getting the seed to germinate, after that they pretty much look after themselves. A trick used by old hands here in the UK is, after sowing, to cover the soil with a plank of wood to keep the moisture in and remove it when th...
Perhaps it is some kind of integrated pest management? When I've used predatory mites to control fungus gnats, they arrived in some sort of bran and it made the mites much easier to dose and distribute in containers with a spoon.
I'm growing New Ace, not sure if that's the same. It is very early and produces lots of fruit in our unpredictable British summers. No downsides for me except being a hybrid you can't save seed.
- Fri May 15, 2020 4:07 pm
- Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
- Topic: The 2020 Straw Bale Tomato Experience!
- Replies: 49
- Views: 1948
We got some old bales for free from the local horse stable so will be trying straw bale gardening this year. Unfortunately by the time I got around to conditioning them, all the garden stores had closed, my preferred online stores were closed or struggling to fulfill orders and independent sellers h...
- Thu May 14, 2020 5:07 pm
- Forum: The Pepper Patch
- Topic: What pepper varieties are you growing for 2020
- Replies: 58
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Does anyone else have trouble with pepper seedlings? Some of mine have almost white leaves (not good) and I notice that they are all LIpstick. I'm also growing Gatherer's Gold, Melrose and Ajvarski which are fine. I usually attribute this to too much water, I find it quite easy to overwater pepper ...