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  Topic: Tomatoes!!
Jimbo

Replies: 29
Views: 17303

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:29 pm   Subject: Tomatoes!!
when the flower falls off you should see the tomato. it will be about the size of a pin head. As Sive says, be patient....
  Topic: Roundup now- how soon to plant?
Jimbo

Replies: 7
Views: 5217

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:39 pm   Subject: Roundup now- how soon to plant?
Using roundup to clear a patch of land for the first time is perfectly ok. It breaks down in the soil with no adverse effects. Ideally you would keep it clear going forward using any of the other meth ...
  Topic: Effects of the volcanic eruption on garden crops.
Jimbo

Replies: 12
Views: 7973

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:36 pm   Subject: Effects of the volcanic eruption on garden crops.
The aviation sector is easy to blame for pollution, but in the grander scheme of things dont contribute as much as people would think ! Cars are much worse!
  Topic: How to Grow Pepper??
Jimbo

Replies: 6
Views: 4036

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:32 pm   Subject: How to Grow Pepper??
Your peppers will flower and fruit this year. Generally people throw the plants out at the end of the year, but others cut it back and overwinter it for an earlier crop the following year.

This is ...
  Topic: New allotment
Jimbo

Replies: 6
Views: 4168

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:40 pm   Subject: New allotment
presumably they dont like the potato?? i got sharpo mira for my new plot. so im hoping for a good result....
  Topic: Brassica Help
Jimbo

Replies: 3
Views: 2673

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:03 am   Subject: Brassica Help
thanks for the help, I always clean the modules before use and do sow thinly, so ill try fix the other points!

cheers
  Topic: Brassica Help
Jimbo

Replies: 3
Views: 2673

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:23 pm   Subject: Brassica Help
Hi,

Ive tried several times to grow brocoli, caulis, cabbage and brussels. Just about everytime they start their true leaves they collapse. They are in an unheated glasshouse (though I use a heate ...
  Topic: The Irish Strawberry -- How to grow strawberries in Ireland.
Jimbo

Replies: 34
Views: 156060

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:15 pm   Subject: The Irish Strawberry -- How to grow strawberries in Ireland.
They have strawberry plants in Lidl this week and im wondering would I be worth my while buying them?? They are only €1.29??
It's not a bad price, but I'd try and get named varieties so you can str ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
Jimbo

Replies: 611
Views: 601079

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:29 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
strawberries will be fine, most plants wilt or droop a bit when repotted....give a good watering when planting and they recover quickly. I brought in a dozen plants to the greenhouse in January, they ...
  Topic: Bare root fruit bushes
Jimbo

Replies: 6
Views: 4244

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:35 pm   Subject: Bare root fruit bushes
what sort of fruit bush is it?
  Topic: Greenhouse Lets GO!
Jimbo

Replies: 2
Views: 1966

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:57 am   Subject: Greenhouse Lets GO!
Plenty to be started if growing from seed. Tomatoes/peppers/aubergines. Try cabbage, brocoli, swiss chard, lettuce in cells.
  Topic: container raspberries
Jimbo

Replies: 1
Views: 1981

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:20 pm   Subject: container raspberries
Ive never tried it but i believe autumn fruitung raspberries are more suitable as they are self supporting. I expect they need a decent sized pot to do ok
  Topic: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
Jimbo

Replies: 27
Views: 23807

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:40 pm   Subject: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
I got 2 x Braeburn Apple. 2 x pears, a plum and cherry.....very good value. Going to make an attempt at fans/cordons and espaliers for interest.

How should I store the trees til planting, as its fr ...
  Topic: Help, growing cauliflower from seeds
Jimbo

Replies: 5
Views: 6954

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:36 pm   Subject: Help, growing cauliflower from seeds
Thanks for that. The cold water theory is the most likely cause of my probs so.

Will try again! Smile
  Topic: Help, growing cauliflower from seeds
Jimbo

Replies: 5
Views: 6954

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:10 pm   Subject: Help, growing cauliflower from seeds
cant really help - im growing the caulis for the first time also with mixed results. Germination is great, they grow to a size suitable to transplant to single cells and within a week nearly two third ...
 
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