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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The variety is probably Hispi or Greyhound, These are two of the more popular types that are pointed rather than round. It is impossible to determine definitely what variety merely by its appearance, it is easy to distinguish between cabbage and brussels sprouts or cauliflower.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael. Would there be anything definite to look out for to confirm either of your two suggestions?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some tomato plants I've been growing at home
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planting them into bags in the poly tunnel

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 strawberry plants in the background. Small space left(about size of grow bag) any suggestions for poly tunnel only?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at drumcollegher college recently. They had a shelf hanging from the central pole of the tunnel. I grow my strawbs in hanging baskets outside, which means no slugs, and less possibility of the fruit going mouldy. Maybe you could try something like that depending on the size of your tunnel?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have taken a photo but one user had a shelf hung from the bars of the poly and was using it for seedlings, it was suspended above his section but I was thinking how to make a ladder kind of unit maybe using 3 planks for strawberries like you saw.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Strawberries in the poly tunnel
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best of the pumpkins we could use in the poly
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomatoes growth need to attach support strings soon.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strawberries in hanging baskets at home. Thanks to the recent spell
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cabbage drill. Right side planted a week more than left side. I'm worried about them withering in this heat even though I'm watering them daily in the evening
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 dills of onions. Yes their on there somewhere
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Left to right
Broccoli, sprouts and peas. All planted in last two days. Back end of pea drill has new seeds gone in of peas.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Left to plant. One more broccoli I have in green house at moment. One of cauliflower. One of swede and one parsnip I'll put in next week.
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