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by Peggy Sue
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: mushrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 2450

Re: mushrooms

This one was a box kit, but i think they sold me a dud i did everything i was supposed to do and still no mushrooms................ i'm really annoyed it was my last few quid at the time :angryfire: :banghead: I have heard of the box kits going wrong and people tell me it's usually because the big ...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Paper pots
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Paper pots

I did try this one year but to make enough for all my allotment starter seedlings would be a full time job. Back to thrown out cup from work, plastic throw aways etc :)
by Peggy Sue
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus for beginners?
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Asparagus for beginners?

I've been playing this game too over the last few years, first I bought 3 wilko/similar cheap crown and planted them in a barrel, two survived and the others give not enough shoots for a meal, so 2 or 3 at a time.... so I planted some seeds in spring, waited forever then gave up watering them thinki...
by Peggy Sue
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I hate you New Zealand!
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: I hate you New Zealand!

I guess compared to what we've exported there and subsequesnt havoc this may be our come-up-nce :(

How about 'I hate you garden centres'?!
by Peggy Sue
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Oca
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Oca

trinder wrote:So now we all know what you were doing on your birthday :hugish:

Hello Trnder... found you on this forum at last :cheers:
by Peggy Sue
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Oca
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Oca

Pick the biggest to save. (To my knowledge) they dont produce solanine when exposed to the light but will sprout so do keep them dark. Ok to eat but i wouldnt pig out on them as they are in the oxalis family and do contain some oxalic acid - a build up of which is toxic. Ooo thank you good info! Ox...
by Peggy Sue
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Oca
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Oca

Oh I do feel like a very infrequent poster these days... will try to do better in the new year honest! Meanwhile I know some of you have experience with Oca - I've had a go this year for the first time, harvested them Mid Nov as recommended with hundreds of pebble sized tubers :iconbiggrin: I grew t...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!

I grow celeriac, they do like a bit of compost in teh soil unlike carrots, parsnips etc, the roots are about the size of golfballs at the moment but they should grow more (I manage to get tennis ball size but not much more). Mine have never flowered- that does sound like bolting due to lack of water...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Flea beetle
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Flea beetle

I've ben aving progressively more problems each ear with flea beetle- it's taken this long for me to really research it then have a look and find not only do the symptoms match but there are clearly millions of the b*ggers all over my brassicas murdering the little ones :angryfire: I do try to burn ...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Triangle shaped allotment - help needed to plan!
Replies: 14
Views: 1679

Re: Triangle shaped allotment - help needed to plan!

Ah wish I'd spotted this earlier- I've got two triangle allotments! Fortunately they are not clay so I guess my experiences probably won't count for much but nice to know I'm not alone! I basically have divided one into three- the top sliced off as one bit that is always a triange then the two botto...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoe Help Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Potatoe Help Please!

I knew that would amuse you MMM!
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mole.......aaagh!
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Mole.......aaagh!

I have wonderful visions on the pouncing with bucket and spade, thank you for that :lol: and for the advise... on the shopping list
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mole.......aaagh!
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Mole.......aaagh!

I thought my courgettes were just suffering with the dry weather but when watering a few weeks back a gaping hole opened up... mole track :angryfire: I get little windmills every year and keep having to move them around but they don't last long and tend to get wrecked in teh wind in the end so I'm w...
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoe Help Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Potatoe Help Please!

I normally get a bit of scab on my potatoes and have never taken any notice (not even peeled them as I'm not worried about the skin texture, maybe nipped off the worst). This year I had a nasty surprise, assuming the little dark spot was a bit of scab I ignored it, didn't peel, cut into the spud on ...
by Peggy Sue
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spinach troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Spinach troubles

Ah, I am actually talking about perpetual spinach - I haven't tried growing the 'real thing' ...maybe another year

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