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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289884 Odsox
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:46 am

ina wrote:
Flo wrote:
ina wrote:
Sounds familiar. They did certainly not take over anything... Not a single bean this year!

Back to whatever I had before next year, even if I have to stake them.

It's been an odd broad bean year here - it may be nothing that you or the brand of beans did but just that 2017 took a dislike to broad beans in general. :wink:


It was the same last year - same packet of seeds, so I suspect it was just a dud lot.

Unfortunately it's becoming more widespread.
I had a packet of parsnip which I germinate on moist tissue in the airing cupboard and I had about 5% germinate, bought another variety from a different seed company and got about 90% germination.
Same with peas, packet of Douce Provence hardly any came up, did a germination test and got about 10%, both brand new seed professing to be new 2017 stock and curiously both from the same seed company. I suspect old stock and I will not be buying any more from them, which is a shame as I have been a customer of theirs for over 50 years.
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289885 Green Aura
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:30 am

Mr_Moon wrote:
Green Aura wrote:In that case welcome back. What've you been doing in that time?


Grew up! lol and trying to get an allotment for next year. Theres a waiting list all over Liverpool


Well it comes to us all eventually - not me of course. :lol:

Good luck with the allotment. In the meantime is that garden share scheme that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall started still going? Or there may be folk around who might be happy to let you use their garden for a little of the harvest?
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Post: #289986 KathyLauren
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:10 pm

It's not very ish-y, though I suppose DIY counts as ish-ier than getting someone in to do the work. Here is me running a rented excavator to make a trench for underground power to our barn.
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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289987 Green Aura
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:14 am

Just nip over and dig one for me when you've finished. :wink:
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