1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Please note - to keep GC running smoothly, from time to time the staff will have to close a long thread and continue it in a new thread. You too can do your bit to help - if you have a long running PM conversation, please terminate the conversation and start a new conversation. For further information, please contact a member of the staff team.
    Dismiss Notice

Edible Gardening

Sort By:
Title
Replies Views
Last Message ↓
  1.   » Sticky Threads
  2. wiseowl
    Sticky
    Like x 4

    2017 Tomato Growing

    She'll love it :heehee:Breaks down the growth inhibiting compound that surrounds the seed :thumbsup:
    She'll love it :heehee:Breaks down the growth inhibiting compound that surrounds the seed :thumbsup:
    She'll love it :heehee:Breaks down the growth inhibiting compound that surrounds the seed :thumbsup:
    She'll love it :heehee:Breaks down the growth inhibiting compound that surrounds the seed :thumbsup:
    Replies:
    469
    Views:
    9,672
  3. ARMANDII
    Sticky

    2017 GROWING THREAD

    Behold, the small gardener's Holy Trinity, the Salad Trinity, appears once again!When the heavenly bodies align and you can get three home grown fruits/vegetables together onto a plate...
    Behold, the small gardener's Holy Trinity, the Salad Trinity, appears once again!When the heavenly bodies align and you can get three home grown fruits/vegetables together onto a plate which forms a natural combination then that is a Holy Trinity - the small gardener's Holy Trinity!
    Behold, the small gardener's Holy Trinity, the Salad Trinity, appears once again!When the heavenly bodies align and you can get three home grown fruits/vegetables together onto a plate which forms a natural combination then that is a Holy...
    Behold, the small gardener's Holy Trinity, the Salad Trinity, appears once again!When the heavenly bodies align and you can get three home grown fruits/vegetables together onto a plate...
    Replies:
    263
    Views:
    7,310
  4. Steve R
    Sticky

    Pumpkin growing challenge 2017

    Lol yes it's looking for 5 to 6 lb a dayAnd yes I thought the Mrs would be a better photo than me
    Lol yes it's looking for 5 to 6 lb a dayAnd yes I thought the Mrs would be a better photo than me
    Lol yes it's looking for 5 to 6 lb a dayAnd yes I thought the Mrs would be a better photo than me
    Lol yes it's looking for 5 to 6 lb a dayAnd yes I thought the Mrs would be a better photo than me
    Replies:
    142
    Views:
    4,062
  5. ARMANDII
    Sticky

    THE 2017 CHILLI THREAD

    Yes, they go from a pale green/yellow colour to mottled purple, then an orangey colour and then, as the summer gets hotter and I take more clothes off, it moves from blushing to downright deep red...
    Yes, they go from a pale green/yellow colour to mottled purple, then an orangey colour and then, as the summer gets hotter and I take more clothes off, it moves from blushing to downright deep red with shame at my behaviour :heehee::waggy: Mitts off greedy guts :heehee: ... they are ear marked for a home...
    Yes, they go from a pale green/yellow colour to mottled purple, then an orangey colour and then, as the summer gets hotter and I take more clothes off, it moves from blushing to downright deep red with shame at my behaviour :heehee::waggy: Mitts off...
    Yes, they go from a pale green/yellow colour to mottled purple, then an orangey colour and then, as the summer gets hotter and I take more clothes off, it moves from blushing to downright deep red...
    Replies:
    156
    Views:
    4,151
  6. martin-f
    Sticky

    Tallest sunflower and largest head challenge 2017

    A few pictures.
    A few pictures.
    A few pictures.
    A few pictures.
    article-2213404-155C1D7B000005DC-931_310x603.jpg hope sunflowers.jpg cloches.jpg giant sunflower.jpg sunflowers.jpg 20170604-P6040056.jpg
    Replies:
    75
    Views:
    2,146
  7. Scrungee
    Sticky

    Tatties 2017

    B******s. Got blight on plot 2, Cara and Valor, apparently they have some resistance to blight.. they lied! Pretty much like Silu's - dead patches on leaves, those "fake tomatoes" gone brown and...
    B******s. Got blight on plot 2, Cara and Valor, apparently they have some resistance to blight.. they lied! Pretty much like Silu's - dead patches on leaves, those "fake tomatoes" gone brown and stems are looking straggly. Tops been pulled off, bagged up.. the few potatoes that did come up all...
    B******s. Got blight on plot 2, Cara and Valor, apparently they have some resistance to blight.. they lied! Pretty much like Silu's - dead patches on leaves, those "fake tomatoes" gone brown and stems are looking straggly. Tops been pulled off,...
    B******s. Got blight on plot 2, Cara and Valor, apparently they have some resistance to blight.. they lied! Pretty much like Silu's - dead patches on leaves, those "fake tomatoes" gone brown and...
    Replies:
    299
    Views:
    5,842
  8. ARMANDII
    Sticky

    TOMATO SEED SWAP - 2017

    I'll give em a try, diolch yn fawr :)
    I'll give em a try, diolch yn fawr :)
    I'll give em a try, diolch yn fawr :)
    I'll give em a try, diolch yn fawr :)
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    540
  9. ARMANDII
    Sticky

    GIANT ONIONS - 2017

    This is muggers this year had finished growing and flopped over so pulled it
    This is muggers this year had finished growing and flopped over so pulled it
    This is muggers this year had finished growing and flopped over so pulled it
    This is muggers this year had finished growing and flopped over so pulled it
    IMG_3128.JPG IMG_3449.JPG IMG_3447.JPG WP_20170704_06_50_12_Rich 1.jpg DSCI0001 (40).JPG IMG_4277.JPG
    Replies:
    20
    Views:
    1,453
  10. JWK
    Sticky
    Like x 5

    Tomato Grafting

    The Indigo Rose/Osprey grafted plants are now 6' plus.
    The Indigo Rose/Osprey grafted plants are now 6' plus.
    The Indigo Rose/Osprey grafted plants are now 6' plus.
    The Indigo Rose/Osprey grafted plants are now 6' plus.
    Replies:
    152
    Views:
    13,654
  11. Steve R
    Sticky

    Blight Potatoes and Tomatoes.

    I know Steve I have a horrid feeling my spuds might be secumbing not sure but suddenly the leaves have gone a bit pale.. Watching closely.. I do thankfully subscribe to the Watch.. :scratch::sad:
    I know Steve I have a horrid feeling my spuds might be secumbing not sure but suddenly the leaves have gone a bit pale.. Watching closely.. I do thankfully subscribe to the Watch.. :scratch::sad:
    I know Steve I have a horrid feeling my spuds might be secumbing not sure but suddenly the leaves have gone a bit pale.. Watching closely.. I do thankfully subscribe to the Watch.. :scratch::sad:
    I know Steve I have a horrid feeling my spuds might be secumbing not sure but suddenly the leaves have gone a bit pale.. Watching closely.. I do thankfully subscribe to the Watch.. :scratch::sad:
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    167
  12. Steve R
    Sticky
    Informative x 4

    Giant Pumpkin Growing Guide

    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    2,318
  13.   » Normal Threads
  14. Fat Controller

    What to sow/grow now?

    You could put in some quick salad stuff now then come November you could plant Aquadulce Broad beans to overwinter to pick in the spring... :thumbsup:
    You could put in some quick salad stuff now then come November you could plant Aquadulce Broad beans to overwinter to pick in the spring... :thumbsup:
    You could put in some quick salad stuff now then come November you could plant Aquadulce Broad beans to overwinter to pick in the spring... :thumbsup:
    You could put in some quick salad stuff now then come November you could plant Aquadulce Broad beans to overwinter to pick in the spring... :thumbsup:
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    116
  15. GYO newbie

    What have grown?

    It appears that the amount of rain we have had this season in upstate New York is going to affect my garden tomatoes with blight. Fortunately, the greenhouse tomatoes are going strong and will...
    It appears that the amount of rain we have had this season in upstate New York is going to affect my garden tomatoes with blight. Fortunately, the greenhouse tomatoes are going strong and will more than compensate for the loss due to blight. We actually prefer the taste of the greenhouse...
    It appears that the amount of rain we have had this season in upstate New York is going to affect my garden tomatoes with blight. Fortunately, the greenhouse tomatoes are going strong and will more than compensate for the loss due to blight. We...
    It appears that the amount of rain we have had this season in upstate New York is going to affect my garden tomatoes with blight. Fortunately, the greenhouse tomatoes are going strong and will...
    IMG_20170817_141400012.jpg P1250618.JPG jescot1.jpg jescot2.jpg eggplant bounty.jpg Greenhouse tomsC.jpg
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    178
  16. Palustris

    Urgent RE damsons

    You'll have a no bananas tomorrow then :biggrin:Any of these will help :)
    You'll have a no bananas tomorrow then :biggrin:Any of these will help :)
    You'll have a no bananas tomorrow then :biggrin:Any of these will help :)
    You'll have a no bananas tomorrow then :biggrin:Any of these will help :)
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    84
  17. GYO newbie

    Can I shell Mangetout?

    Thanks for the advise.
    Thanks for the advise.
    Thanks for the advise.
    Thanks for the advise.
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    103
  18. Jimb0b

    Will it grow??

    Yep, probably will, this is one I potted up a few weeks back :)Accidentally cut the root just below the soil.
    Yep, probably will, this is one I potted up a few weeks back :)Accidentally cut the root just below the soil.
    Yep, probably will, this is one I potted up a few weeks back :)Accidentally cut the root just below the soil.
    Yep, probably will, this is one I potted up a few weeks back :)Accidentally cut the root just below the soil.
    IMG_4929.JPG DSCI0001 (11).JPG
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    65
  19. Fat Controller

    Rhubarb

    Of course. One by a sorely missed artist, one of the greats.
    Of course. One by a sorely missed artist, one of the greats.
    Of course. One by a sorely missed artist, one of the greats.
    Of course. One by a sorely missed artist, one of the greats.
    Replies:
    63
    Views:
    666
  20. Denton Dave

    Dwarf Apple or Pear

    I planted an orchard for a friend a few years ago using Deacons. To add to the advice already given, pay heed to the rootstocks ....this is why I suggest a specialist supplier. No more expensive...
    I planted an orchard for a friend a few years ago using Deacons. To add to the advice already given, pay heed to the rootstocks ....this is why I suggest a specialist supplier. No more expensive but you can talk to them and get exactly what you want :)
    I planted an orchard for a friend a few years ago using Deacons. To add to the advice already given, pay heed to the rootstocks ....this is why I suggest a specialist supplier. No more expensive but you can talk to them and get exactly what you...
    I planted an orchard for a friend a few years ago using Deacons. To add to the advice already given, pay heed to the rootstocks ....this is why I suggest a specialist supplier. No more expensive...
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    77
  21. Paul Blackburn

    Growing Asparagus

    Blimey four years until the first harvest:thud:When we were over the Lottie the other day I found what appears to be a couple of fronds of Asparagus sprouting from underneath a Mahonia shrub I put...
    Blimey four years until the first harvest:thud:When we were over the Lottie the other day I found what appears to be a couple of fronds of Asparagus sprouting from underneath a Mahonia shrub I put down the allotment years ago and have been waiting for some damp weather to dig up the fronds and try...
    Blimey four years until the first harvest:thud:When we were over the Lottie the other day I found what appears to be a couple of fronds of Asparagus sprouting from underneath a Mahonia shrub I put down the allotment years ago and have been waiting...
    Blimey four years until the first harvest:thud:When we were over the Lottie the other day I found what appears to be a couple of fronds of Asparagus sprouting from underneath a Mahonia shrub I put...
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    133
  22. Howard Stone

    How and when to pick pears form an extremely tall pear tree, and how to store them.

    I've got both of those and have used them to pick pears from a friend's extremely tall tree whist using ladders to get at the top ones. The one with the cord operated 'claw' is rather old, mine...
    I've got both of those and have used them to pick pears from a friend's extremely tall tree whist using ladders to get at the top ones. The one with the cord operated 'claw' is rather old, mine was a £1 boot sale bargain.
    I've got both of those and have used them to pick pears from a friend's extremely tall tree whist using ladders to get at the top ones. The one with the cord operated 'claw' is rather old, mine was a £1 boot sale bargain.
    I've got both of those and have used them to pick pears from a friend's extremely tall tree whist using ladders to get at the top ones. The one with the cord operated 'claw' is rather old, mine...
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    103
  23. misterQ

    The Spud In A Bucket Growing Competition 2017

    No idea how mine is doing, got "green bits" still growing but generally been totally neglected, I planted a Cara tuber and filled bucket with compost and basically left it to it!
    No idea how mine is doing, got "green bits" still growing but generally been totally neglected, I planted a Cara tuber and filled bucket with compost and basically left it to it!
    No idea how mine is doing, got "green bits" still growing but generally been totally neglected, I planted a Cara tuber and filled bucket with compost and basically left it to it!
    No idea how mine is doing, got "green bits" still growing but generally been totally neglected, I planted a Cara tuber and filled bucket with compost and basically left it to it!
    Replies:
    27
    Views:
    737
  24. misterQ

    Growing Watermelon In The Community Garden...

    Male flowers are starting to appear.
    Male flowers are starting to appear.
    Male flowers are starting to appear.
    Male flowers are starting to appear.
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    280
  25. greenfingerskev

    Growing lettuce

    As far as I know lettuce doesn't germinate if the temperatures are too high.So you should be OK with the weather as it is at the moment.:biggrin: Just watch out for slugs.
    As far as I know lettuce doesn't germinate if the temperatures are too high.So you should be OK with the weather as it is at the moment.:biggrin: Just watch out for slugs.
    As far as I know lettuce doesn't germinate if the temperatures are too high.So you should be OK with the weather as it is at the moment.:biggrin: Just watch out for slugs.
    As far as I know lettuce doesn't germinate if the temperatures are too high.So you should be OK with the weather as it is at the moment.:biggrin: Just watch out for slugs.
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    82
  26. Poly Hive
    Like x 9

    The difference 5 months make.....

    Lifted the first "Boiling" of the 2nd earlies. These are the variety Shetland Black and as you can see the colour goes through the tuber. They are literally boiling as I type so will update later...
    Lifted the first "Boiling" of the 2nd earlies. These are the variety Shetland Black and as you can see the colour goes through the tuber. They are literally boiling as I type so will update later as to taste and texture.The lesson learnt today was they do not suffer boiling happily (mush) so...
    Lifted the first "Boiling" of the 2nd earlies. These are the variety Shetland Black and as you can see the colour goes through the tuber. They are literally boiling as I type so will update later as to taste and texture.The lesson learnt today...
    Lifted the first "Boiling" of the 2nd earlies. These are the variety Shetland Black and as you can see the colour goes through the tuber. They are literally boiling as I type so will update later...
    DSCF1924.jpg DSCF1927.jpg DSCF2060.jpg DSCF2127.jpg DSCF2152[1]a.jpg DSCF2173[1]a.jpg
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    255
  27. Paul Blackburn

    How to store onions

    Mine are still growing? Unless you have overwintering onions which I tend to think dont store that well and should really be eaten from now onwards. I just dry mine off in the sun in september...
    Mine are still growing? Unless you have overwintering onions which I tend to think dont store that well and should really be eaten from now onwards. I just dry mine off in the sun in september then store in net bags in the garage overwinter. Any left around April go into an old fridge I have in...
    Mine are still growing? Unless you have overwintering onions which I tend to think dont store that well and should really be eaten from now onwards. I just dry mine off in the sun in september then store in net bags in the garage overwinter. Any...
    Mine are still growing? Unless you have overwintering onions which I tend to think dont store that well and should really be eaten from now onwards. I just dry mine off in the sun in september...
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    96
  28. Paul Blackburn

    Disease on apple tree

    Agree about chemicals being "nasty".....pretty much all of them are. Personally, I dont use them but research fruit suitable for my area. Still feel your best option is to try and exchange your...
    Agree about chemicals being "nasty".....pretty much all of them are. Personally, I dont use them but research fruit suitable for my area. Still feel your best option is to try and exchange your tree Paul. It's what I would and do do :)
    Agree about chemicals being "nasty".....pretty much all of them are. Personally, I dont use them but research fruit suitable for my area. Still feel your best option is to try and exchange your tree Paul. It's what I would and do do :)
    Agree about chemicals being "nasty".....pretty much all of them are. Personally, I dont use them but research fruit suitable for my area. Still feel your best option is to try and exchange your...
    Replies:
    15
    Views:
    174
  29. Paul Blackburn

    Cranberry Information Wanted

    I would remove as much of the old compost that you can without damaging the roots. Loosen the roots gently as well at the base and sides. Good luck and gong forget to water. :thumbsup:
    I would remove as much of the old compost that you can without damaging the roots. Loosen the roots gently as well at the base and sides. Good luck and gong forget to water. :thumbsup:
    I would remove as much of the old compost that you can without damaging the roots. Loosen the roots gently as well at the base and sides. Good luck and gong forget to water. :thumbsup:
    I would remove as much of the old compost that you can without damaging the roots. Loosen the roots gently as well at the base and sides. Good luck and gong forget to water. :thumbsup:
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    168
  30. Paul Blackburn

    When will apples be ready

    About three months time ,:biggrin: Braeburn is a late one.
    About three months time ,:biggrin: Braeburn is a late one.
    About three months time ,:biggrin: Braeburn is a late one.
    About three months time ,:biggrin: Braeburn is a late one.
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    87
  31. Linz

    Am I being duped?

    I've got a couple of Asimina plants, both from seed, only ever had fruit on two occasions, as not being a self sterile hybrid I need to cross pollinate. In recent years both plants have flowered...
    I've got a couple of Asimina plants, both from seed, only ever had fruit on two occasions, as not being a self sterile hybrid I need to cross pollinate. In recent years both plants have flowered at different times.:biggrin:I know the Yanks call it Paw Paw, but to me that in not Papaya.:biggrin:
    I've got a couple of Asimina plants, both from seed, only ever had fruit on two occasions, as not being a self sterile hybrid I need to cross pollinate. In recent years both plants have flowered at different times.:biggrin:I know the Yanks call it Paw...
    I've got a couple of Asimina plants, both from seed, only ever had fruit on two occasions, as not being a self sterile hybrid I need to cross pollinate. In recent years both plants have flowered...
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    245
  32. 2nd_bassoon

    Potatos - where did we go wrong?

    Tayters in bag/bins etc allegedly do better in rich soil than compost and produce a bettter flavour according to a relative and they retain water more efficiently.Beginning to agree... first...
    Tayters in bag/bins etc allegedly do better in rich soil than compost and produce a bettter flavour according to a relative and they retain water more efficiently.Beginning to agree... first time I've persisted with growing them in bags and containers. Compost dries out too fast and the raised...
    Tayters in bag/bins etc allegedly do better in rich soil than compost and produce a bettter flavour according to a relative and they retain water more efficiently.Beginning to agree... first time I've persisted with growing them in bags and...
    Tayters in bag/bins etc allegedly do better in rich soil than compost and produce a bettter flavour according to a relative and they retain water more efficiently.Beginning to agree... first...
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    293
  33. herbs&flowers

    Yuzu, grafted vs seedling fruit quality

    I agree, but it suggests it is from an individual that has planted some seeds rather than a commercial seller. If a friend sent me a plant like that I would be very happy.If I paid money for a...
    I agree, but it suggests it is from an individual that has planted some seeds rather than a commercial seller. If a friend sent me a plant like that I would be very happy.If I paid money for a plant and it tuned up in that manner I'd be slightly suspicious.But then again, nothing ventured,...
    I agree, but it suggests it is from an individual that has planted some seeds rather than a commercial seller. If a friend sent me a plant like that I would be very happy.If I paid money for a plant and it tuned up in that manner I'd be...
    I agree, but it suggests it is from an individual that has planted some seeds rather than a commercial seller. If a friend sent me a plant like that I would be very happy.If I paid money for a...
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    95

Thread Display Options

Loading...