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VEGETABLE GROWING 2020

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by ARMANDII, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Scrungee

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    Do you grow garlic? Now is the time that cloves left in the ground start showing their shoots above ground.

    Might also be remains of failed onions sets having another attempt at growth, as they can do that if initially allowed to wither and fail to bulb up.
     
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  2. Sian in Belgium

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    we don’t grow garlic, so they are failed onion sets from the spring/summer.

    But will they come to anything?
     
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    They'll go to seed. You could eat them as 'spring onions' if they get big enough, you'll need to remove some dead skins from the bulb to clean them up.
     
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      I will be growing Kelsae's next (this) year, I know I have onion white rot in my garden so, I will be growing in pots, I'm doing this as a tribute to my late uncle (the master of onions).

      Seeds ordered, propagators ready, let's see if I can beat my record weight set several years ago.
       
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      • Freddy

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        Since we had a frost the other night, I thought I’d dig up one of my parsnips. ‘Tender and True’


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        • Sian in Belgium

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          Impressive!!
           
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            Thanks Sian. By no means the largest I’ve ever grown, but it’s clean (little if any canker), so I’m happy :)
             
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            • Oakapple

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              Can anyone recommend a really good courgette to grow outside in a half barrel?It will be in a very sunny spot so should do well.
               
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                All Green Bush is the most reliable courgette variety for pots. It will produce about 3-5 moderate sized (approx 25cm x 6.5cm) fruits or about 6-10 smaller ones depending on growing conditions and when you harvest them.

                Zucchini, Black Beauty and Atena Polka F1 also do well but are slower to produce so quantity is low.

                Avoid varieties specifically bred for containers (eg Patio Star F1) as the plants are smaller but are less robust to changes in growing conditions. In other words, they are high maintenance.

                All courgette varieties will succumb to powdery mildew around August time, even mildew resistant varieties so try to get your courgette glut before that happens.
                 
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                • Oakapple

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                  Thanks misterQ for that valuable information, hopefully I shall be able to get the first one that you mention.:)
                   
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                  • Scrungee

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                    I've been too successful!

                    Mrs Scrungee phoned me to say there was free stuff in a nearby front garden, and there was "a big pot like you grow potatoes in" so I dashed there a saw it wasn't a 30L tree pot like I use, but a massive 70L tree pot (nearly £15 on Amazon).

                    What can I grow in one that big :scratch: I don't want a tree, too big for a few seed spuds, excessive size for a tomato plant. Any ideas what veg I could use it for other than filling with sand and growing long carrots?
                     
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                      Yes...loadsa long carrots!:carrot::psnp:
                       
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                        Or turnips or courgettes?
                         
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                        • misterQ

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                          Obviously, it has to be a pumpkin. And, if it is the giant variety, then the kudos will be sky high.

                          I've demonstrated sucessfully growing a pumpkin in a 20L tub, a 70L tree pot should be easy peasy.
                           
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                            Hi All,

                            I am growing leeks this year for the first time. I sowed them in a pot and have had good germination, but they seem to have stalled over the last few weeks. Do you need to pot onto bigger pots/toilet rolls before planting out or do need to pot into a bigger pot and then divide individually to plant? Currently they are about 2mm thick stemmed.

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