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  1. pilotax

    First time with Swiss Chard

    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get...
    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get the root and leaves to eat. I grew Swiss Chard Bright Lights a few years ago and while it looked...
    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get the root and leaves to eat. I grew Swiss Chard...
    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get...
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  2. Zigs
    Like x 3

    Giant Onions 2018

    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure...
    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure how long I'll be out of action or when!
    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure how long I'll be out of action or when!
    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure...
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  3. Kennywesley

    Vegetable seeds you can sow now

    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard...
    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard Greens.Pak Choy.
    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard Greens.Pak Choy.
    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard...
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  4. Crumpy

    Pumpkins

    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
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  5. Habanerohead

    Forgotten onions - pull them or leave them in?

    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
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  6. Mariea

    Anything that can be planted now?

    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a...
    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a similar climate. I certainly grow garlic outside planting cloves any time soon but have never thought of...
    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a similar climate. I certainly grow garlic outside...
    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a...
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  7. karaman

    Postules on my vine leaves - what to do?

    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not...
    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not sure why though, perhaps the extra sun we had this summer helped improving the taste.I guess I'll...
    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not sure why though, perhaps the extra sun we had this...
    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not...
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  8. Xxxlizxxx

    Saving potatoes for seed.

    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
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  9. silu

    To pick or not to pick that is the question!

    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others,...
    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others, pressed enough cooker juice to mix with eater juice (bottled last year) made 18 galls cider, and...
    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others, pressed enough cooker juice to mix with eater...
    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others,...
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  10. workatron

    Can someone help me identify these berries?

    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
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  11. Sac22

    Peppers?

    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
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  12. Snowbaby

    Strawberry plant Q

    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor...
    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor taking cuttings and no need for root division.Whether in the case of fruits such as strawberries or...
    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor taking cuttings and no need for root...
    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor...
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  13. lowrider69

    Butternut Squash Seeds

    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
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  14. lowrider69

    when to havest sprouts

    I'm glad to say.
    I'm glad to say.
    I'm glad to say.
    I'm glad to say.
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  15. nikirushka

    Root ball size for fruit trees?

    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should...
    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should move OK once the leaves have dropped would be the best time I'm thinking.A good stake might be...
    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should move OK once the leaves have dropped would be the...
    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should...
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  16. Conor Dowd

    Is this potato blight?

    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind...
    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind at ease. And of course it's a perfect excuse to maybe eat a few tomorrow.I first noticed the leaves...
    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind at ease. And of course it's a perfect excuse to...
    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind...
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  17. Greecko

    Winter crops

    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you...
    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you like to eat. Lettuce can be grown too. I don't like it so don't bother.
    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you like to eat. Lettuce can be grown too. I don't...
    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you...
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  18. waiting for the weather

    Mutant tomato plant??

    They are actually perfectly OK to eat so don't remove them next time.
    They are actually perfectly OK to eat so don't remove them next time.
    They are actually perfectly OK to eat so don't remove them next time.
    They are actually perfectly OK to eat so don't remove them next time.
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  19. Sienna's Blossom
    Like x 5

    First Apple Crumble of the year :)

    Sienna, yum yum :). Looks delicious But, custard? Custard? You need Cornish Clotted Cream with it:snorky:
    Sienna, yum yum :). Looks delicious But, custard? Custard? You need Cornish Clotted Cream with it:snorky:
    Sienna, yum yum :). Looks delicious But, custard? Custard? You need Cornish Clotted Cream with it:snorky:
    Sienna, yum yum :). Looks delicious But, custard? Custard? You need Cornish Clotted Cream with it:snorky:
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  20. JohnnyN

    Cordon Fruit Growing

    Has anyone experience of growing gooseberries, redcurrants, white currants, blackcurrants, and blackberries. on cordons. It seems that this would allow me to plant more bushes, and with a greater...
    Has anyone experience of growing gooseberries, redcurrants, white currants, blackcurrants, and blackberries. on cordons. It seems that this would allow me to plant more bushes, and with a greater variety, than if I went by the normal figures usually quoted (5ft spacing).This sounded ideal as I...
    Has anyone experience of growing gooseberries, redcurrants, white currants, blackcurrants, and blackberries. on cordons. It seems that this would allow me to plant more bushes, and with a greater variety, than if I went by the normal figures...
    Has anyone experience of growing gooseberries, redcurrants, white currants, blackcurrants, and blackberries. on cordons. It seems that this would allow me to plant more bushes, and with a greater...
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