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  Topic: Beans - Growing time
quixoticgeek

Replies: 2
Views: 4423
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 19 5:36 pm   Subject: Beans - Growing time
I can find lots of info on germination time for various types of beans, but I can't seem to find any indication of how long from sewing, to being ready to plant out. How long do dwarf beans and climbi ...
  Topic: started my Seeds
quixoticgeek

Replies: 24
Views: 17149
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 16 12:02 am   Subject: started my Seeds
I like to start my tomatoes and Peppers quite early. Living in Kent the warm climate means that I can generally get them out quite early, not to mention the benefits of a good ole Urban Heat island... ...
  Topic: Low potato yields
quixoticgeek

Replies: 11
Views: 10324
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 16 11:56 pm   Subject: Low potato yields

Posted on Tuesday so they should be there. Large ones are Vivaldi. Take them out of the compost packaging and chit as normal.

I've been knocked for six by the local seasonal plague (the joy of li ...
  Topic: Low potato yields
quixoticgeek

Replies: 11
Views: 10324
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 16 3:57 pm   Subject: Low potato yields
3 to 4 tubers per plant does`nt cover the cost of seed ,
One should be looking for double that.

Out of interest,for how many years have you grown potatoes in the same patch.?

I have 4 4' x 4' b ...
  Topic: Low potato yields
quixoticgeek

Replies: 11
Views: 10324
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 16 8:13 pm   Subject: Low potato yields

What is the light levels like? Does the ground dry up? Do you get many very small potatoes?


Light isn't as good as it could be, partial shade for part of the year. Not had them dry out, irrigat ...
  Topic: Low potato yields
quixoticgeek

Replies: 11
Views: 10324
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 16 5:23 pm   Subject: Low potato yields
What sort of yields do the rest of you get from your spuds? I grow a small area, 4'x4', with about 9 tubers in that space. I get maybe 3-4 usable tubers from each plant, not much more. I feed the plot ...
  Topic: Edible hanging baskets
quixoticgeek

Replies: 10
Views: 7779
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 16 7:33 pm   Subject: Edible hanging baskets
Interesting. I'd be tempted to add alpine strawberries as you can keep the slugs off them. You could use mangetout rather than beans, or even peas that produce edible tendrils. Nasturtiums would be an ...
  Topic: Heated propogator
quixoticgeek

Replies: 4
Views: 4373
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 16 7:29 pm   Subject: Heated propogator
I've been given a heated propagator by a friend, it looks kinda like this one but with a frosted cover.

I've never used a heated propagator before, is there anything special I need to do, or do I ...
  Topic: Edible hanging baskets
quixoticgeek

Replies: 10
Views: 7779
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 16 7:03 pm   Subject: Edible hanging baskets
This year I'm considering not growing tumbler tomatoes for my 2 hanging baskets, but instead experimenting with other edible hanging basket plantings.

Can anyone suggest plants that work well in h ...
  Topic: Crop rotation questionb
quixoticgeek

Replies: 6
Views: 3355
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 26, 15 7:36 pm   Subject: Crop rotation questionb
I have my veg bed split into 4 breaks that I rotate round:


Beans + pumpkin
Spuds
Brassicas
Misc everything else (salads, beetroot)


Normally I grow spring sewn Brassicas, which I harve ...
  Topic: Garden Path
quixoticgeek

Replies: 18
Views: 76906
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sat May 09, 15 4:30 pm   Subject: Garden Path
I am hoping to lay a path down the garden, it won't be long, maybe 15 feet. I'm trying to decide what material to use. Idealy I want something that:


Not slippery when wet
Not muddy
Sustaina ...
  Topic: oak vs chestnut
quixoticgeek

Replies: 9
Views: 4303
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 09, 15 4:27 pm   Subject: oak vs chestnut
Oak will last for ever pretty much. Chestnut has a soil contact life of about 25 years.

Chestnut tends to be managed by coppice and will likely be more sustainable.

If it was me, I would use C ...
  Topic: Which outdoor pepper
quixoticgeek

Replies: 2
Views: 1911
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 09, 15 4:26 pm   Subject: Which outdoor pepper
I tried growing Chilli 'Palivec' from the real seed co. Last year it grew, but didn't really do well. This year I've had a 100% germination failure. With this in mind, I'm on the look out for a decent ...
  Topic: Leggy seedlings
quixoticgeek

Replies: 7
Views: 3864
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 01, 15 7:22 pm   Subject: Leggy seedlings
that might be a good option,leggy is usually a light issue and a bit cool will not bother most brassicas once they are up

an improvised heat store can be as simple as a pop bottle full of water in ...
  Topic: Leggy seedlings
quixoticgeek

Replies: 7
Views: 3864
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 01, 15 7:16 pm   Subject: Leggy seedlings
get them into a coldframe outside ?

I don't own a cold frame. Best I can do is put them outside with the propogator lid on?

J
 
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