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Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 19 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yes, I think I need to do that this year. Things don't seem too bad, just mildew on the courgettes and some mould on the grapes. I think I need to spend more time on the greenhouse, but time and energy at the right time of year seem strangely lacking.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8924
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 19 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I generally find my courgettes do better outdoors than in the greenhouse.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 19 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a big boy and spiny cucumber salad was had with dinner

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 19 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sounds good Dpack. I have a courgette outside, and it is producing, but not as well as the one in the greenhouse, and it is rather later too. If the weather keeps up, both should give us a few for a bit longer.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 19 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dismal toms as far as fruit goes, i think i got about a kilo of edible ones

big plants , plenty of flower, plenty of fruit, not enough sun for too long , blight

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 19 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Bordeaux mix can buy you some time with the fruit.... Unfortunately, doesn't buy sunshine.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 19 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

quicklime in a hole is a better treatment for these

it is the sun thing due to the NW and shade aspect of the small grow space i have outside

I want a south facing slope in a walled garden with assorted poly tunnels etc etc.

pv on a few bits of roof, battery, led rig,vent and hydro and do it indoors would be easier than growing in what is basically a canyon

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 7219
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 20 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

First ripe tomato this year. How are everyone's doing?
What varieties?
Mine is Costeluto Fiorentino


sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6991
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 20 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I picked two of those yesterday GZ, I grew two plants of that one. Not tried it yet though. Looking forward to it.

I've got two gardeners delights and 8 other plants of unknowns, as they were just given to me with no labels.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 20 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

My Alicante in the greenhouse are doing reasonably. I have had one damaged tomato off one, but not eaten it yet, and another is virtually ripe, so will pick it very soon. I don't have a lot of luck with growing from seed, so had to buy what I could as seedlings.

lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 1321
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 20 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jam Lady, what a beautiful horse team! Are they Haflingers? The colour is right but I can't remember if they are as heavy as that.
A joy to see

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5996
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 20 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We've got sungolds sprawling in a small tomato jungle planned into a young hugelkultur mound, that we've been eating for a couple weeks.

Young Slimling the elder is a big fan of "'tatoes!"

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 20 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i will have to fess up with snaps of this year's tomatoes(and the cucumber)

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 20 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

lowri I'm a little confused. Which team of horses?

If you are referring to last year's Howell Living History farm visit, how I finished my day after the visit to Burpee's Fordhook Farm - that is a team of Belgian draft horses and yes, they're a good size.

lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 1321
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 20 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yes Jam Lady, I guess that was what I saw. Beautiful team of Belgians. Thank you. Must have been Howells Living History Farm.

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