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  1. Garden Bennet! 30

    by , 20-06-2009 at 03:39 PM
    This morning, I created what will be a small herb bed by digging over a rectangular patch, about 3'x4', in the grass between three of my gooseberry bushes. I marked the edges with old bricks sunk in the ground, and will leave it for the inverted turves to rot down a bit before planting herbs in it: I've got rosemary in another part of the garden to transplant there, and thyme, lemon thyme and chives in fibre pots in a tray of water on the kitchen window ledge, and will also get sage and maybe one ...
  2. Yellowing beans

    by , 18-06-2009 at 12:51 PM
    New to this gardening stuff so can anyone help have planted some dwarf french beans (which i grew from seed so proud) they have now gone into the soil with three corgettes planted in the middle of them and they have started to go a yellowy green the corgettes as well , the cabbage or cauli cant remmember what it is on either side of them are beautifull they have also started to produce beans is this too early do i need to pull them off?? any advice welcolme
  3. Posting seedlings

    by , 17-06-2009 at 11:49 AM
    I thought I'd share with y'all how I posted some of my chilli seedlings to a couple of the other board members. I didn't want to buy any cusom seedling holders so I thought I'd go all Blue Peter with what I had lying around the office.

    What you need:
    1) Sticky-back plastic (obviously)
    2) Some OHP acetate sheets (I had some coloured ones left over)
    3) Cling film
    4) Sandwich bag ties

    1: Prepare your seedlings
    Water beforehand, and prick ...
  4. What I'm Growing

    by , 17-06-2009 at 10:24 AM
    I thought I'd post a picture of the immense amount of veg I've managed to fit into my little chicken-proof area of the patio:

    So, we have:
    1: Saxon potatoes
    2: Orla potatoes
    3: Onions (mixed red and white)
    4: Dunluce potatoes
    5: San Marzano tomatoes
    6: Ferline tomatoes
    7: Fantasio tomatoes
    8: Cambridge Favorite and honeoye strawberries
    9: Black Enorma ...
  5. Courgettes

    by , 16-06-2009 at 07:39 AM

    I have grown 2 courgette plants in containers from seed and they seemed to be doing really well until about a week ago.
    Several flowers opened up (and looked really lovely), but have then subsequently died and fell off.
    At first I thought it was some heavy rain that caused the flowers to stick together and not open up again, but it's happening to other flowers as well.
    All I can put it down to is that, although we're having some really nice days, we're also ...
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