THE VEGETABLE GROWING THREAD 2018

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  1. Scrungee

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    Put my Autumn planting garlic (Germidour) in this afternoon.

    Yet again I've lost quite a bit of my saved stock for replanting to white rot, so don't trust any of it. I might be moving to a new plot in a year's time and I don't want to take the white rot with me, so I bought 4 bulbs from Wilkos and planted 60 cloves in containers full of Jack's Magic to produce new desease free stock. Will probably do the same again in Spring.
     
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      Harvested the last of the peppers on Friday.
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      Some of them came from this over-wintered plant.
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        Did you get a better crop from an established plant compared to new plants from seeds? I've seen it suggested by growers who want to get record size peppers that overwintered plants are best.
         
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        All veg growing here has come to an end apart from the chillies, in the greenhouse, which are still going strong. The Shiney Hybrids are doing brilliantly and the couple of plants that have had all their chillies removed and eaten are back in production. The last of the Nagas are all getting to the selling stage with, I think, only five left. At least one is scheduled to be sold today. I'll check to see whether another might also be ready. They leave home when there are at least 15 fruit on them with lots of flowers. It's up to the purchasers to treat them well enough to be able to bring the flowers into fruit.
         
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        No, not the way I did it. I pruned the tops and the roots hard before repotting them into much smaller pots since I didn't have the space for anything larger.

        This meant that the plants had to regrow the feeder roots before doing anything else so fruit production was adversely affected.

        However, I do know from past experience that if you leave the established roots alone, fruit production does become more consistent in size and shape and, in a good year, the number increases too.
         
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