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    Hello everyone,

    Hope you're all having a good week. I was wondering if you could help me with something...

    You're a knowledgeable bunch, this goes without saying. But, sometimes there must be growing related problems that leave you scratching your head. Obviously one of the best things about this forum is the way in which you support each other when it comes to diagnosing problems.

    This leads me to my question(s) I'd like to know which other avenues of information you use to find out what's wrong with your plants. What is it about this forum that works so well for you? Do you use other sites? Which books do you find useful? How about television and radio, do these help with veg growing puzzlers? What about more experienced gardeners you count as friends or relatives? Has this information enabled you to save failing plants?


    I'm really looking forward to hearing where you go to for help Your responses may be edited and published in the August issue of Grow Your Own!

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    Hope you too have a lovely BH weekend Emma!

    To get the ball rolling...

    We only kept very old tools in our shed on the lottie. Nothing I'd be too bothered about if they were stolen
    The only sheds which were targeted on our site were the newer looking ones.
    Most people didn't lock their sheds so someone could open up- see there was nothing much worth stealing- and move on.
    We found that things which tended to be taken from sheds were car boot sale quality or better. Old stuff tended to be left.

    Theft of crops didn't happen very often.
    We had one main lockable gate to prevent car access to which every lottie holder held a key.
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    Nicos, I think you've answered the wrong question!
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flummery View Post
    Nicos, I think you've answered the wrong question!
    I think it is called a blond moment i will get my coat...jacob
    What lies behind us,And what lies before us,Are tiny matters compared to what lies Within us ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob marley View Post
    I think it is called a blond moment ... i will get my coat...jacob

    How on earth did you know I'm blonde??? ( well - sort of!!

    DARN..Emma- too many questions...blame it on todays spammers!!
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    OK- I've reposted..now come on folks..your turn!!!

    ( me ..Google ...after 'our very excellent search facility' as Two_Sheds quite accurately describes it!!!

    oh and my fav books are by Dr D G Hessayon
    ..although they do not give as much detail on ecological alternatives for pest control as I would like to see.
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    Hessayon's Vegetable Expert book to try and work out what the problem might be, then here, or Google, to find out the best way of dealing with it. As Nicos said, Hessayon's answer to everything seems to be chemical

    Mostly, I prefer to ask on the Grapevine because I'm almost guaranteed a variety of experiences and solutions and so can decide the best way to suit my preferences and circumstances.
    Last edited by SarzWix; 28-05-2010 at 07:04 PM.

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    I tend to ask / search on here first as there's usually someone around who can help. Then there's google and books. Vegetable Expert is quite good at identifying the problem but I prefer then to try and find out a more natural cure.
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