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by Peggy Sue
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: New to apple trees
Replies: 8
Views: 4410

Re: New to apple trees

stressedlike no water for 3 months maybe.... better luck next year :)
by Peggy Sue
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: White currants
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: White currants

mmmm summer pud
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: White currants
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

White currants

I inherited a whote currant bush on my allotment, I hadn't heard of them before, they are quite nice, not as tasty as red or black currents, would bulk out a pie like apple does but other than that I'm not sure how to use them- anyone grown them/ eaten them before?
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: New to apple trees
Replies: 8
Views: 4410

New to apple trees

I invested in a couple of dwarf apples a few years ago and there are some apples this year for me.... but being an apple novice I just left them to it and although I'm not that squeemish about bugs one bite into the first ti be ready and YUK it was full of something vile :angryfire: The 'old crew' s...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Gooseberries
Replies: 17
Views: 5208

Re: Gooseberries

I made a bit of an error buying my bushes and got 6---- definitely not all in one picking, can't handle the bloodloss!
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: forgive my ignorance
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: forgive my ignorance

I've tried it and it's not that cheap, if you really need extra organic matter a nice trailer of compost is much more effective and normally cheaper :wink: There's plenty to plant now though- spring cauli and cabbage, pak choi, spinach, carrots, beetroot, even beans may have time and if not they act...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spinach troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Re: Spinach troubles

I heard spinach is best sown direct into the ground... bit like parsley t doesn't like it's roots disturbed. I do mine that way and it's fine if not way too much (again!!!). Having said that the very first year I did grow in modules and it was overwhealmingly fine then too. I normally sew mine aroun...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broad beans
Replies: 15
Views: 2729

Re: Broad beans

The ones I sew in autumn get to eat 2-3 weeks early. I got some autumn ones about 3 weeks ago and some spring ones this weekend. They say broad beans can survive minus 8C but we had -9C one night and just a few got a little brown and soon regrew. worth doing.
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No potatoes and rhubarb is dying
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: No potatoes and rhubarb is dying

When I readthis thread end of May I decided to hang fire a few weeks for my new potatoes.... having hung fire I dug the first yesterday- two potatoes on 1st plant, 3 on second :(- so cold dry springs are definitely bad for spuds.
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Seed Saving
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Seed Saving

I try and save something extra each year, I started with good old runner beans, moved onto peas, Orach (mountain spinach), corriander, parsnip... keep meaning to do broad beans but always can't resist eating them all! I've done potimarron seeds too last year- just waiting to see if I managed to pick...
by Peggy Sue
Tue May 10, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Asparagus - yes!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Self seeding is wonderfully early to break all the rules... love anything that breaks the rules :) :) :)
by Peggy Sue
Sun May 08, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Asparagus - yes!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

eh sorry that was meant for MMM- mouse problems I guess :)
by Peggy Sue
Sun May 08, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Asparagus - yes!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

I have them in a long trough though not in the ground so I can move my asparagus bed when I feel like it! ot sure its the best idea but seemst o be ok so far! :icon_smile: Hi Becks, what size/ depth is your trough? Has anyone else grow asparagus like this? Cheers, Jill Hi Jill, I have cleared a biy...
by Peggy Sue
Sat May 07, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment
Replies: 79
Views: 9886

Re: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment

The first rain for 76 days here- at lasta day when I don't have to carry a watering can! I shall thin my seedlings in the damp (!) soil.