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  2. JWK
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    Vegetable Growing 2021

    @noisette47I've just realised that my aubergine Jackpot is described as a dwarf patio variety, or so called baby veg. Big mistake, or should that be Little mistake :wallbanging:
    @noisette47I've just realised that my aubergine Jackpot is described as a dwarf patio variety, or so called baby veg. Big mistake, or should that be Little mistake :wallbanging:
    @noisette47I've just realised that my aubergine Jackpot is described as a dwarf patio variety, or so called baby veg. Big mistake, or should that be Little mistake :wallbanging:
    @noisette47I've just realised that my aubergine Jackpot is described as a dwarf patio variety, or so called baby veg. Big mistake, or should that be Little mistake :wallbanging:
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  3. JWK
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    Like x 3

    Tomato Growing Thread 2021

    Chempak do a seaweed plus tomato fertilizer (think this is the one I was looking at before) so might give it a whizz. If I buy it now I might even get to try it this year before the blight gets...
    Chempak do a seaweed plus tomato fertilizer (think this is the one I was looking at before) so might give it a whizz. If I buy it now I might even get to try it this year before the blight gets them lol
    Chempak do a seaweed plus tomato fertilizer (think this is the one I was looking at before) so might give it a whizz. If I buy it now I might even get to try it this year before the blight gets them lol
    Chempak do a seaweed plus tomato fertilizer (think this is the one I was looking at before) so might give it a whizz. If I buy it now I might even get to try it this year before the blight gets...
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  4. JWK
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    Potato growing 2021

    Certainly Pete, Anya are a very very good alternative to PFA.I have grown them for about 6 years and never had a disappointing crop. They are great for making potato salad and don’t break up when...
    Certainly Pete, Anya are a very very good alternative to PFA.I have grown them for about 6 years and never had a disappointing crop. They are great for making potato salad and don’t break up when boiled.
    Certainly Pete, Anya are a very very good alternative to PFA.I have grown them for about 6 years and never had a disappointing crop. They are great for making potato salad and don’t break up when boiled.
    Certainly Pete, Anya are a very very good alternative to PFA.I have grown them for about 6 years and never had a disappointing crop. They are great for making potato salad and don’t break up when...
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  5. JWK
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    Chillies 2021

    After the long hot spell, and at long last, I have a few chilis to harvest.1. Cayennes 2. Basket of Fire 3. Medussa 4. Red HabaneroThe best looking of the above is the Habaneros in my opinion....
    After the long hot spell, and at long last, I have a few chilis to harvest.1. Cayennes 2. Basket of Fire 3. Medussa 4. Red HabaneroThe best looking of the above is the Habaneros in my opinion. Here are a few pictures... Picture 1 - Red Habaneros Picture 2 - Red Habanero Picture 3 -...
    After the long hot spell, and at long last, I have a few chilis to harvest.1. Cayennes 2. Basket of Fire 3. Medussa 4. Red HabaneroThe best looking of the above is the Habaneros in my opinion. Here are a few pictures... Picture 1 - Red...
    After the long hot spell, and at long last, I have a few chilis to harvest.1. Cayennes 2. Basket of Fire 3. Medussa 4. Red HabaneroThe best looking of the above is the Habaneros in my opinion....
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  6. JWK
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    Giant Onions 2021

    16" now, grown another 1" in a week, but there is 4 weeks left at most, then they stop growing.
    16" now, grown another 1" in a week, but there is 4 weeks left at most, then they stop growing.
    16" now, grown another 1" in a week, but there is 4 weeks left at most, then they stop growing.
    16" now, grown another 1" in a week, but there is 4 weeks left at most, then they stop growing.
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  7. Steve R
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    Sowing seeds too early.

    The sticks
    The sticks
    The sticks
    The sticks
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  8. JWK
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    Tomato Grafting

    Yes, it is worth the effort and I had a lot of fun doing it.
    Yes, it is worth the effort and I had a lot of fun doing it.
    Yes, it is worth the effort and I had a lot of fun doing it.
    Yes, it is worth the effort and I had a lot of fun doing it.
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  9. ARMANDII
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    GARDENERS DELIGHT SEED AND GERMINATION AND GROWING 2020

    Sown Gardener's Delight 2005 & 2012 today :blue thumb:
    Sown Gardener's Delight 2005 & 2012 today :blue thumb:
    Sown Gardener's Delight 2005 & 2012 today :blue thumb:
    Sown Gardener's Delight 2005 & 2012 today :blue thumb:
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  10. shiney
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    How To I.D. Your Apples - and some fruits

    This is a very good site for identifying your apples if you want to.Basic searches can be done without joining up.More complicated searches may require joining.fruitID | Apple...
    This is a very good site for identifying your apples if you want to.Basic searches can be done without joining up.More complicated searches may require joining.fruitID | Apple Identification | Apple Varieties | Apple CultivarsWe went to an Apple Day at our local orchard and got our...
    This is a very good site for identifying your apples if you want to.Basic searches can be done without joining up.More complicated searches may require joining.fruitID | Apple Identification | Apple Varieties | Apple CultivarsWe went to...
    This is a very good site for identifying your apples if you want to.Basic searches can be done without joining up.More complicated searches may require joining.fruitID | Apple...
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  11. Steve R
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    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
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  12.   » Normal Threads
  13. Jordhandeson

    Manure!!!!!!!!!!!! Help have I messed up

    Hello JWK here is the cauliflower variety as best I can make out as I have ripped off the top of the packet and looking back through my files they were first planted as seeds on the 26th of...
    Hello JWK here is the cauliflower variety as best I can make out as I have ripped off the top of the packet and looking back through my files they were first planted as seeds on the 26th of March.Hope this helpsCheers Jord :thumbsup:
    Hello JWK here is the cauliflower variety as best I can make out as I have ripped off the top of the packet and looking back through my files they were first planted as seeds on the 26th of March.Hope this helpsCheers Jord :thumbsup:
    Hello JWK here is the cauliflower variety as best I can make out as I have ripped off the top of the packet and looking back through my files they were first planted as seeds on the 26th of...
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  14. IceColdRum

    Passiflora incarnata?

    Another update from my two passiflora incarnata:Slugs love them while they are young! Both where completely ravished by slugs, but managed to grow back with a little bit of help. A slug collar...
    Another update from my two passiflora incarnata:Slugs love them while they are young! Both where completely ravished by slugs, but managed to grow back with a little bit of help. A slug collar stopped the assault and after growing a bit the slugs seem to have lost interest.One plant has...
    Another update from my two passiflora incarnata:Slugs love them while they are young! Both where completely ravished by slugs, but managed to grow back with a little bit of help. A slug collar stopped the assault and after growing a bit the...
    Another update from my two passiflora incarnata:Slugs love them while they are young! Both where completely ravished by slugs, but managed to grow back with a little bit of help. A slug collar...
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  15. Vicym

    Cauliflower panic

    I use a mild soap on beans to keep off greenfly, never thought to use it on cauliflower so worth a try. I think you should try and spray under your leaves as soap relies on contacting the bug's...
    I use a mild soap on beans to keep off greenfly, never thought to use it on cauliflower so worth a try. I think you should try and spray under your leaves as soap relies on contacting the bug's body to be effective.
    I use a mild soap on beans to keep off greenfly, never thought to use it on cauliflower so worth a try. I think you should try and spray under your leaves as soap relies on contacting the bug's body to be effective.
    I use a mild soap on beans to keep off greenfly, never thought to use it on cauliflower so worth a try. I think you should try and spray under your leaves as soap relies on contacting the bug's...
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  16. pete
    Informative x 3

    Grape "Lakemont", Muscat bleu and Flame.

    Well. I hope it works for you @Perki , that was a big move to make. I'm really not sure if it is a pest problem or a weather related problem. But whatever it is, up till now it hasn't affected the...
    Well. I hope it works for you @Perki , that was a big move to make. I'm really not sure if it is a pest problem or a weather related problem. But whatever it is, up till now it hasn't affected the other two vines.I have had some grapes off of the Lakemont and they were ok.
    Well. I hope it works for you @Perki , that was a big move to make. I'm really not sure if it is a pest problem or a weather related problem. But whatever it is, up till now it hasn't affected the other two vines.I have had some grapes off of...
    Well. I hope it works for you @Perki , that was a big move to make. I'm really not sure if it is a pest problem or a weather related problem. But whatever it is, up till now it hasn't affected the...
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  17. Vicym

    Scared for my courguettes

    Hopefully nobody within that distance grows ornamentals. :fingers crossed: I don't know anyone in the village that does. :noidea:
    Hopefully nobody within that distance grows ornamentals. :fingers crossed: I don't know anyone in the village that does. :noidea:
    Hopefully nobody within that distance grows ornamentals. :fingers crossed: I don't know anyone in the village that does. :noidea:
    Hopefully nobody within that distance grows ornamentals. :fingers crossed: I don't know anyone in the village that does. :noidea:
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  18. Jowo

    Cutting back squash plants

    Had a butternut squash last 9 months ...
    Had a butternut squash last 9 months ...
    Had a butternut squash last 9 months ...
    Had a butternut squash last 9 months ...
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  19. Selleri

    How do cucumbers work? Newbie question

    Only got the first female flower on my polytunnel Piccolo di Parigi Gherkin plants a couple of days ago
    Only got the first female flower on my polytunnel Piccolo di Parigi Gherkin plants a couple of days ago
    Only got the first female flower on my polytunnel Piccolo di Parigi Gherkin plants a couple of days ago
    Only got the first female flower on my polytunnel Piccolo di Parigi Gherkin plants a couple of days ago
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  20. JWK

    Melon Growing Advice

    Send them up here :) can motor my way through at least 2 a day, love melon. This is the biggest I have so far, ok no sniggering. Still pretty small but it is getting bigger. I live in hope.I am...
    Send them up here :) can motor my way through at least 2 a day, love melon. This is the biggest I have so far, ok no sniggering. Still pretty small but it is getting bigger. I live in hope.I am now starting to remove all the side shoots and any more females and males as have at least 3 females...
    Send them up here :) can motor my way through at least 2 a day, love melon. This is the biggest I have so far, ok no sniggering. Still pretty small but it is getting bigger. I live in hope.I am now starting to remove all the side shoots and any...
    Send them up here :) can motor my way through at least 2 a day, love melon. This is the biggest I have so far, ok no sniggering. Still pretty small but it is getting bigger. I live in hope.I am...
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  21. BillyBumbleBeard

    Yellow spots on Mini-Munch/Socrates Cucumbers?

    I am not sure that's M-Virus :scratch: . Is it just one leaf or multiple leaves ? Other than the white dots the leaves look healthy , it looks more like a burn marking to me . Have you got anymore pictures...
    I am not sure that's M-Virus :scratch: . Is it just one leaf or multiple leaves ? Other than the white dots the leaves look healthy , it looks more like a burn marking to me . Have you got anymore pictures of the whole plant or plants
    I am not sure that's M-Virus :scratch: . Is it just one leaf or multiple leaves ? Other than the white dots the leaves look healthy , it looks more like a burn marking to me . Have you got anymore pictures of the whole plant or plants
    I am not sure that's M-Virus :scratch: . Is it just one leaf or multiple leaves ? Other than the white dots the leaves look healthy , it looks more like a burn marking to me . Have you got anymore pictures...
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  22. JWK

    Aubergine growing advice

    Fruit should be very shiny. If it loses it's shine, it's past it. Use secateurs to snip the stem and take it by the fruit end. They've got vicious spines!
    Fruit should be very shiny. If it loses it's shine, it's past it. Use secateurs to snip the stem and take it by the fruit end. They've got vicious spines!
    Fruit should be very shiny. If it loses it's shine, it's past it. Use secateurs to snip the stem and take it by the fruit end. They've got vicious spines!
    Fruit should be very shiny. If it loses it's shine, it's past it. Use secateurs to snip the stem and take it by the fruit end. They've got vicious spines!
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  23. JWK

    Tasteless raspberries

    My black berries are a couple of weeks away. Not a cultivated variety but just a bed of brambles, even so, the fruit is fairly large and I usually end up with more than I can handle, was still...
    My black berries are a couple of weeks away. Not a cultivated variety but just a bed of brambles, even so, the fruit is fairly large and I usually end up with more than I can handle, was still making wine from last years back in March.
    My black berries are a couple of weeks away. Not a cultivated variety but just a bed of brambles, even so, the fruit is fairly large and I usually end up with more than I can handle, was still making wine from last years back in March.
    My black berries are a couple of weeks away. Not a cultivated variety but just a bed of brambles, even so, the fruit is fairly large and I usually end up with more than I can handle, was still...
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  24. dogsbody

    Raised Beds

    Thanks for the advice ricky101. The only crops that I'm really interested in at the moment are potatoes and onions though that may change. I have unlimited access to farmyard muck so I'll give it...
    Thanks for the advice ricky101. The only crops that I'm really interested in at the moment are potatoes and onions though that may change. I have unlimited access to farmyard muck so I'll give it a go next year and see what happens.
    Thanks for the advice ricky101. The only crops that I'm really interested in at the moment are potatoes and onions though that may change. I have unlimited access to farmyard muck so I'll give it a go next year and see what happens.
    Thanks for the advice ricky101. The only crops that I'm really interested in at the moment are potatoes and onions though that may change. I have unlimited access to farmyard muck so I'll give it...
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  25. Vicym

    Basil going yellow?

    Not really, just water. I will give them a feed and bring them back inside.
    Not really, just water. I will give them a feed and bring them back inside.
    Not really, just water. I will give them a feed and bring them back inside.
    Not really, just water. I will give them a feed and bring them back inside.
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  26. hailbopp

    Issue with Garlic

    Maybe I was a bit worried ( not that much as isn’t exactly life threatening!) for nothing as just lifted most of the crop.May god the bulbs have grown enormously since I last had a wee look. It...
    Maybe I was a bit worried ( not that much as isn’t exactly life threatening!) for nothing as just lifted most of the crop.May god the bulbs have grown enormously since I last had a wee look. It has been wet and then very very hot so presume that is the reason. Still don’t know if the thicker...
    Maybe I was a bit worried ( not that much as isn’t exactly life threatening!) for nothing as just lifted most of the crop.May god the bulbs have grown enormously since I last had a wee look. It has been wet and then very very hot so presume that...
    Maybe I was a bit worried ( not that much as isn’t exactly life threatening!) for nothing as just lifted most of the crop.May god the bulbs have grown enormously since I last had a wee look. It...
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  27. Victoria

    Grow a Lemon Tree Quickly

    I know citrus are not ericacaous plants, but I do believe they prefer soil slightly on acid side.Not sure the calcium in the eggshell is a good idea.
    I know citrus are not ericacaous plants, but I do believe they prefer soil slightly on acid side.Not sure the calcium in the eggshell is a good idea.
    I know citrus are not ericacaous plants, but I do believe they prefer soil slightly on acid side.Not sure the calcium in the eggshell is a good idea.
    I know citrus are not ericacaous plants, but I do believe they prefer soil slightly on acid side.Not sure the calcium in the eggshell is a good idea.
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  28. MrsMajorhangover

    Moving Sprouts

    Well people have early varieties these days, but to me they were always a winter veg from around November to February, never used to start picking until after the first frost.
    Well people have early varieties these days, but to me they were always a winter veg from around November to February, never used to start picking until after the first frost.
    Well people have early varieties these days, but to me they were always a winter veg from around November to February, never used to start picking until after the first frost.
    Well people have early varieties these days, but to me they were always a winter veg from around November to February, never used to start picking until after the first frost.
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  29. Jowo

    Edemame advice

    How do you mean, too early, most times plants that need longer warmer growing conditions need planting early.
    How do you mean, too early, most times plants that need longer warmer growing conditions need planting early.
    How do you mean, too early, most times plants that need longer warmer growing conditions need planting early.
    How do you mean, too early, most times plants that need longer warmer growing conditions need planting early.
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  30. EmFlu

    Chilli Plants Flower But Then Drop Off

    Magnesium deficient? Spray some epsom salts on them and feed with some tomorite maybe ?
    Magnesium deficient? Spray some epsom salts on them and feed with some tomorite maybe ?
    Magnesium deficient? Spray some epsom salts on them and feed with some tomorite maybe ?
    Magnesium deficient? Spray some epsom salts on them and feed with some tomorite maybe ?
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  31. Scrungee

    Livingstone late season rhubarb

    Rheum x hybridum 'Livingstone' (PBR) | rhubarb 'Livingstone'/RHS GardeningAnybody grow it?I don't eat Rhubarb, but Mrs Scrungee likes it and wants to carry on picking it which almost kills the...
    Rheum x hybridum 'Livingstone' (PBR) | rhubarb 'Livingstone'/RHS GardeningAnybody grow it?I don't eat Rhubarb, but Mrs Scrungee likes it and wants to carry on picking it which almost kills the plants some years. Saw this 'Livingstone' late season stuff and wondered if worth getting some for...
    Rheum x hybridum 'Livingstone' (PBR) | rhubarb 'Livingstone'/RHS GardeningAnybody grow it?I don't eat Rhubarb, but Mrs Scrungee likes it and wants to carry on picking it which almost kills the plants some years. Saw this 'Livingstone' late...
    Rheum x hybridum 'Livingstone' (PBR) | rhubarb 'Livingstone'/RHS GardeningAnybody grow it?I don't eat Rhubarb, but Mrs Scrungee likes it and wants to carry on picking it which almost kills the...
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  32. Vicym

    Why are they dying?

    Your peas and spinach look better than mine, as usual my spinach is running to seed. My peas were only half the size compared to a normal year. The weather hasn't helped. I grow both these crops...
    Your peas and spinach look better than mine, as usual my spinach is running to seed. My peas were only half the size compared to a normal year. The weather hasn't helped. I grow both these crops in succession so I have later sowings that are looking better.You nip off the leaves of spinach to...
    Your peas and spinach look better than mine, as usual my spinach is running to seed. My peas were only half the size compared to a normal year. The weather hasn't helped. I grow both these crops in succession so I have later sowings that are...
    Your peas and spinach look better than mine, as usual my spinach is running to seed. My peas were only half the size compared to a normal year. The weather hasn't helped. I grow both these crops...
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