All onions in final position now.
Posted by: Vinny - 20-05-2020, 08:07 PM - Replies (1)

All my onions have been planted in their final positions. The more leaf growth they can make before the days get shorter the better as far as I am concerned. Smile

I have three types of Japanese onions, including reds that have overwintered well. Cool

I have two types of spring sown onion sets

I have spring  sown red torpedo type onions (not red florence)

I have spring seed sown Ailsa Craig onions.

The red torpedo onions were planted out yesterday and the Ailsa Craig this evening. If my crop this year is as good as my crop last year, which I am still eating, I will be a happy chappy. Big Grin

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  Leek help please.
Posted by: Neffa - 20-05-2020, 02:43 PM - Replies (7)

After the accidental throwing away of my baby leeks is it too late to start again?
If not (trunk crossed in hopeful anticipation) should they be started in a pot or sown directly into their space.

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  Water stored for years in water butts
Posted by: doublyjonah - 20-05-2020, 01:59 PM - Replies (8)

Hi all,

On our plot, we have an opaque blue water barrel and black cylindrical water tank (not sure what it's actually called). They've both been full of water since we got the plot last summer, and presumably for some time before that as they weren't attached to a water collection system at the time and the plot hadn't been in use during 2019 before we took it on. I can't really see inside the blue barrel with any great clarity, but I get the impression their might be green algae or similar on the surface of the water. They are both quite full and the contain what I'm guessing is hundreds of liters of water.

I'm wondering if we should use the water in these old storage systems, try to empty them and clean them, or treat the water in some fashion. They have sunk down so that the taps are hard to access, but I can try to do so once I know what I'm looking for in the dispensed water.


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  You can run but you can’t hide!
Posted by: Yasai - 20-05-2020, 01:11 PM - Replies (15)

Hi again, peeps ?

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  Saving my cuc
Posted by: Bren - 20-05-2020, 10:28 AM - Replies (11)

One of my Beth Alpha cucs gave up on 3 May it was laying horizontal across the pot Sad  the bottom leaves all floppy.   Anyway I’d read previously about cutting of the top couple of inches and popping it in water to root. 

This is how it looks like today it’s time to pot it on.  Smile


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  First outdoor strawberries
Posted by: JJB - 20-05-2020, 09:17 AM - Replies (2)

Picked these yesterday.   All mine, and no I'm not sharing.  I think a mouse might have got in though,  one was nibbled.  Measures will be taken!

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  Thank you
Posted by: Admin - 20-05-2020, 12:48 AM - Replies (19)

A very early good morning or a late good night Smile

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  Hi again
Posted by: Jimny14 - 19-05-2020, 10:16 PM - Replies (11)

So I'm on here now! Hi again everyone.

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  My existing unnamed Chillies
Posted by: Can the Man - 19-05-2020, 09:53 PM - Replies (6)

The chillie plants I got a few weeks ago are still going strong, I think they are probably Jalapeño based on the heat from them when cooking with them.


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  Just got delivery of some new chilli plugs
Posted by: Can the Man - 19-05-2020, 09:36 PM - Replies (17)

i ordered some plugs from Sea Spring Plants, they were shipped on 9th May and arrived today, 1 very weak looking one but the others seem to have survived. They were packed very well.

This is the layout and types in the beds in next 2 pictures



This is the weak one, it is called Spaghetti


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