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by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 15581

Re: What are you growing right now?

Thanks Flo, that's good to know! Sorry allotment 2 has white rot :( I guess that means using allotment 1 for the onion family only?
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 15581

Re: What are you growing right now?

Thanks Flo, that's good to know! Sorry allotment 2 has white rot :( I guess that means using allotment 1 for the onion family only?
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 15581

Re: What are you growing right now?

... It's now time to start the onion and garlic beds for next year. I've just gotten started on clearing some space for autumn planting garlic... I usually grow them in modules before planting out in spring but this year I'm putting them straight in to the ground. A bit unsure about this but worth ...
by Penny Lane
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 15581

Re: What are you growing right now?

It's been a good year for chillies hasn't it?! I saw some growing in a patch along the side of a car park this summer, outside! The adjacent restaurant used them, and other veg grown there, on their menu.

Weedo, I had to read twice before realising where you are based!
by Penny Lane
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back, for goooooooood!
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: I'm back, for goooooooood!

ina wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Green Aura wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Well, that makes me feel old. Oh wait, I am. :lol:
I know the feeling... :oops:

Welcome back, PL.
Yes, I know the feeling too!
Thanks Ina, nice to see you again!
by Penny Lane
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 15581

What are you growing right now?

I realise it's a bit late in the year for this sort of post but I'm curious to see what my fellow Ishers are growing and harvesting now. In my tiny garden right now is a huge archway of runner beans that are finally cropping well now it's cooled down, some big swiss chards, Welsh onions, a few rando...
by Penny Lane
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back, for goooooooood!
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: I'm back, for goooooooood!

Thanks Maggie :hugish:
The cutie is 3 now, and his big brother is 10 :shock:
It's mind boggling to think my eldest was just 5 months old when I first came to Ish!
by Penny Lane
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back, for goooooooood!
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: I'm back, for goooooooood!

Gawd, how embarrassing!
I'm back again, I think I might have found some time now :oops: :iconbiggrin: Babies seem to suck time don't they?
Good job he's a cutie...
Sorry folks, :wink:
by Penny Lane
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back, for goooooooood!
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: I'm back, for goooooooood!

Thank you! I've missed you too :D
by Penny Lane
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 36
Views: 10245

Re: This year's gluts and failures

Have a look at Real Seeds, they have some very interesting things on there, no F1's at all, and they grow all the stuff and save their own seeds, they test that everything they sell is suitable for UK conditions and have detailed instructions for seed saving, also the Organic Gardening Catalogue th...
by Penny Lane
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Red Spider Mite
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: Red Spider Mite

Thanks both :) Odsox, that fumigator looks good. I'll do some more reading about it, thanks for that. Digger, I've opened up the greenhouse to let the cold in. The plants in there don't need heat (except the cactus, will bring that in!) so I'm hoping the cooler weather will slow the mites down. I'll...
by Penny Lane
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back, for goooooooood!
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

I'm back, for goooooooood!

Hello! Remember me?
No? Ok, well I'm back anyway!

I loved this little community and I'm really looking forward to being part of it again.
Hope to see you soon xx
by Penny Lane
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Red Spider Mite
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Red Spider Mite

Hello everyone! I've got a particularly bad infestation of red spider mite in my greenhouse. They're all over the foxgloves, borage, honesty, chard and kale I've got in there. I would bring everything out and let the frost kill off the mites but the chickens would kill off my plants! I've read about...
by Penny Lane
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Oh Boy doesn't quite cut it...
Replies: 2
Views: 6262

Re: Oh Boy doesn't quite cut it...

My sentiments exactly Bonnie :sad11:
My fb feed is already full of examples of hate happening over there, in just one day.
I just cannot believe it.
by Penny Lane
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you sowing (2016)
Replies: 14
Views: 3681

Re: What are you sowing (2016)

I'm tempted to get some cherry tomatoes started off, and some herbs too. My current (flyaway) greenhouse is full of holes now so nothing is staying dry in there. Hopefully be the happy owner of a polycarbonate GH in the next month or two...