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  1. Cucumber Countdown.

    by , 18-07-2009 at 04:55 PM
    The cucumbers are coming along a treat, i'm growing a variety new to me called Tasty King, they are long big straight cucumbers.

    The Tomatoes are still only very small and very green, this is what happens when you are late sowing the seed.! Hanging baskets are they best ever this year and they even survived the recent storms. But they are still drinking gallons of water.! The Sweetcorn still look like big green trees and they are now starting to flower.

    I need ...

    Updated 18-07-2009 at 04:58 PM by seasprout

  2. Wet Wet Wet.

    by , 17-07-2009 at 07:52 PM
    I had hoped to pick some more peas after work tonight, and perhaps lift a few onions for early drying... however we were hit with a terrifically noisy thunder storm just before home time, got home to find an inch of rainwater in my measure pot and it was still raining. Still now in-fact.

    Decided to stay in the warm and dry with my fish and chip supper. Whilst at work all this weekend coming I need to sow Herb seeds of Coriander, basil, sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano and a few Lavender ...
  3. Raspberry

    , 17-07-2009 at 06:03 PM
    this is the first year of growing these.
    whilst we are getting some really good shapes and sizes all the berries seem to have a black mould around the base where they are joined to the plant. i was hoping this was due to the wet weather but my wife reminded me we had this problem before the recent wet spell, can anyone help ! are they doomed ,or is the problemsomething simple to resolve.

    Updated 17-07-2009 at 06:41 PM by cmk

  4. Good Pea...Bad Pea.

    by , 15-07-2009 at 06:31 PM
    Currently podding my 1st batch of peas, not bad quality, but times like these you wish you had planted hundreds more seeds.

    However my Sweet Peas are rubbish, i'm sure they are Virus-ed up, the red flowers are all streaky and small, the plants are all in general quite weak and pathetic, although still green

    The worse bit, I've just picked the only small bunch available and they smell of Vinegar.!!

    And now it's time to deadhead the Delphiniums.

    Updated 15-07-2009 at 06:33 PM by seasprout

  5. Leaves.

    by , 14-07-2009 at 07:58 PM
    Had some lettuce from the Hanging basket for tea, along with own Spring Onions and Radish.

    Will have to start thinking about Winter crops soon. eek.