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  2. Steve R
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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. JWK
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    Giant Onions 2021

    That could be a problem pete with such an early start, I am carefully hardening them off for a couple of weeks to minimise any shock.Bringing them back indoors like last night, it was only 3C.
    That could be a problem pete with such an early start, I am carefully hardening them off for a couple of weeks to minimise any shock.Bringing them back indoors like last night, it was only 3C.
    That could be a problem pete with such an early start, I am carefully hardening them off for a couple of weeks to minimise any shock.Bringing them back indoors like last night, it was only 3C.
    That could be a problem pete with such an early start, I am carefully hardening them off for a couple of weeks to minimise any shock.Bringing them back indoors like last night, it was only 3C.
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  7. Steve R
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    Sowing seeds too early.

    Unless you're bringing on hundreds of early plants it may not worth the expense of heated propagators, growlights, greenhouse heater, fuel, etc., just to get plants a few weeks ahead, when as...
    Unless you're bringing on hundreds of early plants it may not worth the expense of heated propagators, growlights, greenhouse heater, fuel, etc., just to get plants a few weeks ahead, when as Nigel mentions above, it could actually cause a problem if the weather's like it has been this year.
    Unless you're bringing on hundreds of early plants it may not worth the expense of heated propagators, growlights, greenhouse heater, fuel, etc., just to get plants a few weeks ahead, when as Nigel mentions above, it could actually cause a...
    Unless you're bringing on hundreds of early plants it may not worth the expense of heated propagators, growlights, greenhouse heater, fuel, etc., just to get plants a few weeks ahead, when as...
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  8. JWK
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    Vegetable Growing 2021

    I have bronze fennel in the garden and it self seeds all over the place every year! Great as an ornamental and great to flavour stews and use like dill for fish. I never have success with dill -...
    I have bronze fennel in the garden and it self seeds all over the place every year! Great as an ornamental and great to flavour stews and use like dill for fish. I never have success with dill - it always bolts before I get to use it so fennel works great as a substitute for me.
    I have bronze fennel in the garden and it self seeds all over the place every year! Great as an ornamental and great to flavour stews and use like dill for fish. I never have success with dill - it always bolts before I get to use it so fennel...
    I have bronze fennel in the garden and it self seeds all over the place every year! Great as an ornamental and great to flavour stews and use like dill for fish. I never have success with dill -...
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  9. JWK
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    Chillies 2021

    Thanks @CanadianLori - that is really helpful -- that is exactly what I was confused about ( ie I can understand that there will be some nuance to pot size based on how much you want to feed/water...
    Thanks @CanadianLori - that is really helpful -- that is exactly what I was confused about ( ie I can understand that there will be some nuance to pot size based on how much you want to feed/water and your climate , but the advice is massively variable even on the same variety. Perhaps the...
    Thanks @CanadianLori - that is really helpful -- that is exactly what I was confused about ( ie I can understand that there will be some nuance to pot size based on how much you want to feed/water and your climate , but the advice is massively...
    Thanks @CanadianLori - that is really helpful -- that is exactly what I was confused about ( ie I can understand that there will be some nuance to pot size based on how much you want to feed/water...
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  10. JWK
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    Potato growing 2021

    Just looked at them, they seem fine, not a brown leaf in sight.
    Just looked at them, they seem fine, not a brown leaf in sight.
    Just looked at them, they seem fine, not a brown leaf in sight.
    Just looked at them, they seem fine, not a brown leaf in sight.
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  11. JWK
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    Tomato Growing Thread 2021

    Thanks JWK. I Feel a lot easier now. And I will do as pete says (thanks Pete) and keep them 0n the dry side until the roots recover.
    Thanks JWK. I Feel a lot easier now. And I will do as pete says (thanks Pete) and keep them 0n the dry side until the roots recover.
    Thanks JWK. I Feel a lot easier now. And I will do as pete says (thanks Pete) and keep them 0n the dry side until the roots recover.
    Thanks JWK. I Feel a lot easier now. And I will do as pete says (thanks Pete) and keep them 0n the dry side until the roots recover.
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  13. Growmore

    seed sowing times?

    Depending on varieties.........Firstly , yes, you can usually start earlier in a greenhouse. But what I have below is a very broad answer to your question.Tomatoesin heated greenhouse, sow...
    Depending on varieties.........Firstly , yes, you can usually start earlier in a greenhouse. But what I have below is a very broad answer to your question.Tomatoesin heated greenhouse, sow late Dec to early january to transplant underglass late Feb to early March.unheated greenhouse, sow...
    Depending on varieties.........Firstly , yes, you can usually start earlier in a greenhouse. But what I have below is a very broad answer to your question.Tomatoesin heated greenhouse, sow late Dec to early january to transplant underglass...
    Depending on varieties.........Firstly , yes, you can usually start earlier in a greenhouse. But what I have below is a very broad answer to your question.Tomatoesin heated greenhouse, sow...
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  14. cgorman

    Diverse Vegetables

    Ooops. Cheers for that, URL was from memory.
    Ooops. Cheers for that, URL was from memory.
    Ooops. Cheers for that, URL was from memory.
    Ooops. Cheers for that, URL was from memory.
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  15. Fitzy

    Growing pumpkins

    HI Fitzy not grown pumpkins myself, but I thought they were usually grown along the ground. Perhaps with the fruits placed on a board, or similar, to keep them just clear of the ground.
    HI Fitzy not grown pumpkins myself, but I thought they were usually grown along the ground. Perhaps with the fruits placed on a board, or similar, to keep them just clear of the ground.
    HI Fitzy not grown pumpkins myself, but I thought they were usually grown along the ground. Perhaps with the fruits placed on a board, or similar, to keep them just clear of the ground.
    HI Fitzy not grown pumpkins myself, but I thought they were usually grown along the ground. Perhaps with the fruits placed on a board, or similar, to keep them just clear of the ground.
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  16. Kev H

    Garlic Chive Invasion!!

    Kev,I would imagine a good dig over, removing all signs of chives would be a start, any you miss, when they start to grow, remove the whole clump.Sorry I can't think of any other...
    Kev,I would imagine a good dig over, removing all signs of chives would be a start, any you miss, when they start to grow, remove the whole clump.Sorry I can't think of any other way.Nathan.ps, thanks for registering.
    Kev,I would imagine a good dig over, removing all signs of chives would be a start, any you miss, when they start to grow, remove the whole clump.Sorry I can't think of any other way.Nathan.ps, thanks for registering.
    Kev,I would imagine a good dig over, removing all signs of chives would be a start, any you miss, when they start to grow, remove the whole clump.Sorry I can't think of any other...
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  17. alan

    Leggy tomato plants

    Alan,I sowed 3 Tomato seeds yesterday (sweet million), and am going to sow some more in about 4-6 weeks time, that way I will get a longer cropping period.Tomatoes can be sown in a greenhouse...
    Alan,I sowed 3 Tomato seeds yesterday (sweet million), and am going to sow some more in about 4-6 weeks time, that way I will get a longer cropping period.Tomatoes can be sown in a greenhouse in January, if they are going to stay in the greenhouse, for planting outside, you want to leave...
    Alan,I sowed 3 Tomato seeds yesterday (sweet million), and am going to sow some more in about 4-6 weeks time, that way I will get a longer cropping period.Tomatoes can be sown in a greenhouse in January, if they are going to stay in the...
    Alan,I sowed 3 Tomato seeds yesterday (sweet million), and am going to sow some more in about 4-6 weeks time, that way I will get a longer cropping period.Tomatoes can be sown in a greenhouse...
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  18. Izzy

    courgette virus

    Plant virus are usually spread through the contamination of the sap. Usually spread by sap sucking insects but can also be spread by using unclean tools, say when cutting off dead leaves during...
    Plant virus are usually spread through the contamination of the sap. Usually spread by sap sucking insects but can also be spread by using unclean tools, say when cutting off dead leaves during the growing season. Its always best to use fresh compost and clean pots anyway.pete
    Plant virus are usually spread through the contamination of the sap. Usually spread by sap sucking insects but can also be spread by using unclean tools, say when cutting off dead leaves during the growing season. Its always best to use fresh...
    Plant virus are usually spread through the contamination of the sap. Usually spread by sap sucking insects but can also be spread by using unclean tools, say when cutting off dead leaves during...
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  19. spademan19

    carrots

    Carrot only flies 15inches from the ground(I don't who worked that one out) errect a poly barrier two feet high round the bed. If the soil is clay try growing paramex which are round carrots about...
    Carrot only flies 15inches from the ground(I don't who worked that one out) errect a poly barrier two feet high round the bed. If the soil is clay try growing paramex which are round carrots about two inches across.
    Carrot only flies 15inches from the ground(I don't who worked that one out) errect a poly barrier two feet high round the bed. If the soil is clay try growing paramex which are round carrots about two inches across.
    Carrot only flies 15inches from the ground(I don't who worked that one out) errect a poly barrier two feet high round the bed. If the soil is clay try growing paramex which are round carrots about...
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  20. Liz Giz

    Raspberries

    Thanks. My mother-out-law is due to visit for the weekend; I will wait till Monday and take out my frustration on the raspberries!
    Thanks. My mother-out-law is due to visit for the weekend; I will wait till Monday and take out my frustration on the raspberries!
    Thanks. My mother-out-law is due to visit for the weekend; I will wait till Monday and take out my frustration on the raspberries!
    Thanks. My mother-out-law is due to visit for the weekend; I will wait till Monday and take out my frustration on the raspberries!
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  21. 0250e

    TOMATOES

    I grew Tomatillos a couple of years ago. Really needed to be grown under cover. Similar to physalis, in fact it is a physalis. Like cape gooseberry but larger and insipid flavour but the yanks and...
    I grew Tomatillos a couple of years ago. Really needed to be grown under cover. Similar to physalis, in fact it is a physalis. Like cape gooseberry but larger and insipid flavour but the yanks and mex like them.They've got some on ebay.
    I grew Tomatillos a couple of years ago. Really needed to be grown under cover. Similar to physalis, in fact it is a physalis. Like cape gooseberry but larger and insipid flavour but the yanks and mex like them.They've got some on ebay.
    I grew Tomatillos a couple of years ago. Really needed to be grown under cover. Similar to physalis, in fact it is a physalis. Like cape gooseberry but larger and insipid flavour but the yanks and...
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  22. Buttercup

    New Vegie Patch

    Well done Buttercup...if it's Woodash rest assured you never have slugs nibbling at your vegies, lol as long as it's not all just ash,but dig it in deep and mix well with soil, maybe some sand or...
    Well done Buttercup...if it's Woodash rest assured you never have slugs nibbling at your vegies, lol as long as it's not all just ash,but dig it in deep and mix well with soil, maybe some sand or peat /peat substitute would not go amiss,if the soil is too dusty. You should have saved this...
    Well done Buttercup...if it's Woodash rest assured you never have slugs nibbling at your vegies, lol as long as it's not all just ash,but dig it in deep and mix well with soil, maybe some sand or peat /peat substitute would not go amiss,if the...
    Well done Buttercup...if it's Woodash rest assured you never have slugs nibbling at your vegies, lol as long as it's not all just ash,but dig it in deep and mix well with soil, maybe some sand or...
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  23. Buttercup

    potato soil

    Hi Buttercup, I've grown potatoes for many years in soil with a neutral pH; just add some good old fashioned well rotted manure and I'm sure you'll get a decent crop.
    Hi Buttercup, I've grown potatoes for many years in soil with a neutral pH; just add some good old fashioned well rotted manure and I'm sure you'll get a decent crop.
    Hi Buttercup, I've grown potatoes for many years in soil with a neutral pH; just add some good old fashioned well rotted manure and I'm sure you'll get a decent crop.
    Hi Buttercup, I've grown potatoes for many years in soil with a neutral pH; just add some good old fashioned well rotted manure and I'm sure you'll get a decent crop.
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  24. colin

    CRANBERRY`S

    www.dorset-blueberry.com
    www.dorset-blueberry.com
    www.dorset-blueberry.com
    www.dorset-blueberry.com
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  25. rblady

    strawberries

    No its not a silly question. I reckon they need potting up in 2-3 in pots. But keep them as cool as poss. and as light as poss. Having said that frost free, perhaps 50 deg F min. Those divided...
    No its not a silly question. I reckon they need potting up in 2-3 in pots. But keep them as cool as poss. and as light as poss. Having said that frost free, perhaps 50 deg F min. Those divided trays you can get for bedding plants would be OK. [ March 11, 2005, 07:54 PM: Message edited by:...
    No its not a silly question. I reckon they need potting up in 2-3 in pots. But keep them as cool as poss. and as light as poss. Having said that frost free, perhaps 50 deg F min. Those divided trays you can get for bedding plants would be OK. ...
    No its not a silly question. I reckon they need potting up in 2-3 in pots. But keep them as cool as poss. and as light as poss. Having said that frost free, perhaps 50 deg F min. Those divided...
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  26. beans

    Winter cabbages

    Thanks for the reply maybe they were a little early, too much going on last year for me to remember now
    Thanks for the reply maybe they were a little early, too much going on last year for me to remember now
    Thanks for the reply maybe they were a little early, too much going on last year for me to remember now
    Thanks for the reply maybe they were a little early, too much going on last year for me to remember now
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  27. turl

    Kale ornamental (Sunrise)

    Probably best sown outdoors when the weather allows. Not sure but dont they colour up in the late autumn, like ornamental cabbage. If so your probably a bit early.
    Probably best sown outdoors when the weather allows. Not sure but dont they colour up in the late autumn, like ornamental cabbage. If so your probably a bit early.
    Probably best sown outdoors when the weather allows. Not sure but dont they colour up in the late autumn, like ornamental cabbage. If so your probably a bit early.
    Probably best sown outdoors when the weather allows. Not sure but dont they colour up in the late autumn, like ornamental cabbage. If so your probably a bit early.
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  28. skrumpy

    Asparagus

    Thanks for your responses.
    Thanks for your responses.
    Thanks for your responses.
    Thanks for your responses.
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  29. choppy

    Moving fruit trees? help

    If they are already nicely situated and growing the safest and least stressfull option for the bushes is the 2nd one, one benefit is after scooping the weeds away you can replace the top section...
    If they are already nicely situated and growing the safest and least stressfull option for the bushes is the 2nd one, one benefit is after scooping the weeds away you can replace the top section with some better soil/compost (top dressing)
    If they are already nicely situated and growing the safest and least stressfull option for the bushes is the 2nd one, one benefit is after scooping the weeds away you can replace the top section with some better soil/compost (top dressing)
    If they are already nicely situated and growing the safest and least stressfull option for the bushes is the 2nd one, one benefit is after scooping the weeds away you can replace the top section...
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  30. colin

    CRANBERRY PLANTS

    http://www.dorset-blueberry.com/
    http://www.dorset-blueberry.com/
    http://www.dorset-blueberry.com/
    http://www.dorset-blueberry.com/
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  31. lil-lisa

    Pumpkins

    Hi lil-LisaPumpkins are indeed very greedy. I follow Bob Flowerdew's advice & pinch out the growing tip when there are 2-3 baby pumpkins per plant (about 5cm diameter), otherwise it's energy...
    Hi lil-LisaPumpkins are indeed very greedy. I follow Bob Flowerdew's advice & pinch out the growing tip when there are 2-3 baby pumpkins per plant (about 5cm diameter), otherwise it's energy just goes into making more & more leaf & stem & they get really, really huge! Also I've found if you...
    Hi lil-LisaPumpkins are indeed very greedy. I follow Bob Flowerdew's advice & pinch out the growing tip when there are 2-3 baby pumpkins per plant (about 5cm diameter), otherwise it's energy just goes into making more & more leaf & stem & they...
    Hi lil-LisaPumpkins are indeed very greedy. I follow Bob Flowerdew's advice & pinch out the growing tip when there are 2-3 baby pumpkins per plant (about 5cm diameter), otherwise it's energy...
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  32. max

    new veg garden

    Just had a thought. You can buy fruit plants in pots at any time but they are much cheaper if you buy them bare rooted in winter. There might still be time to get rasp canes and berries but im...
    Just had a thought. You can buy fruit plants in pots at any time but they are much cheaper if you buy them bare rooted in winter. There might still be time to get rasp canes and berries but im not sure.Southern nurseries sometimes have sales of stock that is too late for their area but is...
    Just had a thought. You can buy fruit plants in pots at any time but they are much cheaper if you buy them bare rooted in winter. There might still be time to get rasp canes and berries but im not sure.Southern nurseries sometimes have...
    Just had a thought. You can buy fruit plants in pots at any time but they are much cheaper if you buy them bare rooted in winter. There might still be time to get rasp canes and berries but im...
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