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by Peatie
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mustard (green manure) gig it in?
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Mustard (green manure) gig it in?

Hi I have grown mustard as a green manure over about half of my plot and cut it back before it flowered. Now, I thought I read somewhere that instead of digging it in, it can be left on the top to rot and get taken down naturally as you can with a layer of manure or compost. Or am I just trying to g...
by Peatie
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Self Sufficientish in NZ
Replies: 32
Views: 12713

Hi islanz

See you are in Nelson. I was in there in 1963 in my past life as an MN seaman. All I remember was rather ancient cars, and having to sail out of port every time the wind changed and the water level dropped. Bit backwoods then - no doubt BIG changes in the 40+ intervening years. :lol:
by Peatie
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment competitions
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

Re: Allotment competitions

Anyoen ever won a competition on their allotment? We are thinking of entering for best newcommer on ours this year. Should be a bit of fun. http://www.cogus.co.uk/misc/Prize1.jpg It was meant to be a courgette, but we went off on holiday :lol: and a 3rd for my Barlotto French Beans (My first year a...
by Peatie
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Courgettes and AI
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

ina wrote:It's strange though, that the females are there before the males - it's supposed to be the other way round (for obvious reasons), and so far it's always been like that on my plants, too.
Mabe it's a Scottish/Calvanist thing :wink:
by Peatie
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Courgettes and AI
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Courgettes and AI

My femaile courgette flowers are showing beautifully and ready to "go", but the males are a but slow to show (I know, I know!! :wink: ) Problem is I was going to do a bit of AI when the males were ready, but I'm going away for a few weeks. Will they pollinate naturally - insects etc? Peatie - Pierre...
by Peatie
Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Organic Allotments in Edinburgh
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Organic Allotments in Edinburgh

Heard this on the news (Radio Scotland) today:
CLICK :flower: HERE
by Peatie
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Barlotta beans problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Thanks Ina :lol:

Must admit they are looking better already only one day later :flower:
by Peatie
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Barlotta beans problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Barlotta beans problem

Hi My Barlotta beans (climbing) have been OK till now, but after a couple of days of rain and some strong winds they are looking very poorly :( They are around 20 cm and just starting to try and climb, but now most of the growing tip, leaves and leaf stems are shrivelled. http://www.cogus.co.uk/Grap...
by Peatie
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatos - Little white flies
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Tomatos - Little white flies

I moved my tomato plants that I have reared from seed into larger (ex-florist) pots. Went back next evening and lots of small white flies take off when the plants are disturbed. :( There was no sign of these flies when I potted them on, and they have been reared in the same place (greenhouse). What ...
by Peatie
Mon May 22, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: WEED - Any idea what?
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Think I've solved it after a trawl on the web.

Sow-thistle :cheers:
by Peatie
Sat May 20, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: WEED - Any idea what?
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Thanks.

Might leave one to :flower: and see what it looks like :lol:
by Peatie
Sat May 20, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: WEED - Any idea what?
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Bit closer :shock:

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by Peatie
Sat May 20, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: WEED - Any idea what?
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

What kind of situation is it growing in. Also, is it widespread in your area or just confined to a small patch? [/i][/color] Thanks Wulf It's concentrated mostly around one area of my plot, although see some popping up elsewhere as well. Found quite a few of the roots when I originally dug over the...
by Peatie
Fri May 19, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: WEED - Any idea what?
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

WEED - Any idea what?

Any thoughts on what this is and what to do? :dontknow:

CLICK :sign9: HERE