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by Jules
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: My courgette thread =D
Replies: 40
Views: 1965

Re: My courgette thread =D

Mal - the bees in our garden (bumble variety) adore yellow flowers be it tomatoes, courgettes or non veg flowers!
by Jules
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: HELP - what can I plant now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1512

Re: HELP - what can I plant now?

Save your eggs shells - crush them and sprinkle around the base of the beetroots (or anything snails attack).

They don't like crawling over the sharp edges..
by Jules
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: My courgette thread =D
Replies: 40
Views: 1965

Re: My courgette thread =D

Also - another thing I find helps. When its been fruiting for a couple of months I trim the leaves off nearest to the base (about 5 of them). You may notice they are large 'tubes' which contain quite a bit of water which would be better going to the tips of the plant... courgettes needs lots of wate...
by Jules
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: My courgette thread =D
Replies: 40
Views: 1965

Re: My courgette thread =D

I'll try sending a photo - this may not work!

Its a view of one of the geenhouses looking at the paved pergola area behind
by Jules
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: My courgette thread =D
Replies: 40
Views: 1965

Re: My courgette thread =D

I find it easier to hand polllinate... I get one or two bees in the greenhouses if I leave the doors open (mostly going for the borage I keep in there for that reason!) but hand pollinate and have loads of success. I have 9 plants in the greenhouse and this year I also have two outside to see if the...
by Jules
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: My courgette thread =D
Replies: 40
Views: 1965

Re: My courgette thread =D

Yes, I get the same thing - the female flowers that don't get pollinated rot and have to be removed. Took me a while to learn this! I have all my courgettes in the greenhouse so have to hand pollinate... Have large yellow, small yellow and large green this year. The green ones aren't so good this ye...
by Jules
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: 2007 and 2008 top three and worst three crops
Replies: 33
Views: 3518

Re: 2007 and 2008 top three and worst three crops

Best: cherry tomatoes - still picking them off - but now have a kerosene heater in the greenhouse at night) courgettes - been fabulous and huge potatoes - all good - will wait and see how the winter crop are doing Worst: onions - shallot sized fennel - didn't happen pumpkin - didn't get enough bees ...
by Jules
Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onion assistance and seriously stinky comfry fertilizer!
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Onion assistance and seriously stinky comfry fertilizer!

Incidently for those interested - one of the onions had sort of 'started again' and there was a strong green tall shoot, so I left it there when I harvested the others... a couple of the ones I picked also had these.... now does this mean they are now sets? Do I plant these out? Is the one I left in...
by Jules
Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: A brilliant idea - which you may already know.
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: A brilliant idea - which you may already know.

Wow, I grow tomatoes every year and didn't know this... great tip which I shall certainly try next year.
by Jules
Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Will my pepper stay this colour?
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Will my pepper stay this colour?

This year I have red pimentoes, green peppers and (wonderfully) purple peppers.

Not sure if you mean peppers or chillies but either way it is very odd to only have one pepper on the plant. Such a disappointment for you I'm sure!

Keep trying - are they kept in a greenhouse, by the way?
by Jules
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Animal Affiliation
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: Animal Affiliation

Its a bit typical but I have to say cats.

I love the garden, sleeping, I'm rather unsociable, am very clean and I think cream is THE best product in the world. :cat:
by Jules
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: The best recipe for tomatoes.
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: The best recipe for tomatoes.

HA HA HA HAAHAA

BRILLIANT. :hello1:
by Jules
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everyone sooo glad i found this site its awesome!
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Hello everyone sooo glad i found this site its awesome!

Hi and welcome from the London hippy girl :dave:
by Jules
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intermediate-Day Onion Sets
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Intermediate-Day Onion Sets

Yes...ditto...

I'm in London but want some advice on good ones that can be sent to me from the internet. If anyone can help either of us - it would be appreciated!

(Sorry I couln't help here!) :dave:
by Jules
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onion assistance and seriously stinky comfry fertilizer!
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Onion assistance and seriously stinky comfry fertilizer!

Yes! I have loads. Was going to use them as shallots (they taste gorgeous) but thats a MUCH better idea.

Thanks Green Aura.

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