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  Topic: Poor potato yield: shall I give up?
Michael196

Replies: 3
Views: 4127

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:15 pm   Subject: Poor potato yield: shall I give up?
Hi Yorky, I suffered poor yields first time around last year and made some modiffications that gave me much better results this year.

First some questions on your sowing. what was the overall d ...
  Topic: Hoe to improve Potatoe flavour in queens
Michael196

Replies: 3
Views: 2603

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:07 am   Subject: Hoe to improve Potatoe flavour in queens
Hi Michael,

yes the stalks were mature, a good 3-4 weeks post flowering. The compost is newly made compost from Enrich in co kildare, and was used on the plot for the first time this year. No othe ...
  Topic: Hoe to improve Potatoe flavour in queens
Michael196

Replies: 3
Views: 2603

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:18 am   Subject: Hoe to improve Potatoe flavour in queens
A successful crop of earlies this year of queens, well draining compost soil, no blight threat , no blight spary at all this year. ( mind u current weather might change that ! ). Watered everynight us ...
  Topic: copper bench hedge
Michael196

Replies: 3
Views: 5168

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:45 am   Subject: Whats is bench hedging?
I dont know what bench hedging is, not beech or box , maybe there is a typo somewhere ?
  Topic: Tomatoes!!
Michael196

Replies: 29
Views: 17508

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:33 am   Subject: Tomatoes!!
Collect the seed from one of the tomatoes, for next year.

I had old tomatoes fall on the greenhouse floor last year, now three tomatoe plants are sprouting up from the walkway in the greenhouse.
  Topic: Flowering Rhubarb; what should we do?
Michael196

Replies: 1
Views: 1980

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:31 pm   Subject: Flowering Rhubarb; what should we do?
Annecdotal evidence of many flowering rhubarbsthis spring / early summer. . What should we do? leave well enough alone? is the fruit stalk affected ?
  Topic: Wandered through
Michael196

Replies: 11
Views: 10352

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 12:43 pm   Subject: Wandered through
Inspirational,
  Topic: What would you do?
Michael196

Replies: 2
Views: 4948

PostForum: Container gardening in Ireland, including Annual Bedding Plants   Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 12:39 pm   Subject: What would you do?
think you ned to consider plantig in the ground where Sive is suggetsing a trellis. Nothing grown in a planter box ill give you the long term sustainability and densing that you require for shelter. C ...
  Topic: please identify, white flowers spring, great autumn colour
Michael196

Replies: 12
Views: 17328

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:29 am   Subject: hi Silver Surfer
I am pretty sure it is a Cornus, and Cornus Kousa does ring a bell regarding this shrub.will post a pic when it flowers.
  Topic: Emptying a compost bin: that time of year again.
Michael196

Replies: 3
Views: 2954

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:12 pm   Subject: Emptying a compost bin: that time of year again.
Just have one of those, I have often thought of breaking down to smaller composters, but limited space dictates one large one with one empty per year.

it is rewarding for all the collecting don in ...
  Topic: Emptying a compost bin: that time of year again.
Michael196

Replies: 3
Views: 2954

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:08 am   Subject: Emptying a compost bin: that time of year again.
P.S no Wireworms detetced during digging out of the compost bin so far.
  Topic: Emptying a compost bin: that time of year again.
Michael196

Replies: 3
Views: 2954

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:05 am   Subject: Emptying a compost bin: that time of year again.
It is that time of year again when I empty the compost bin. Once again I am amazed at the quantity of material produced and the quality of the material, given that all that was given to the composter ...
  Topic: Wireworm In potatoes????
Michael196

Replies: 10
Views: 9674

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:15 pm   Subject: Wireworm In potatoes????
My understanding is that wireworm is common is new soil , i.e. newly transported or relaocted, and dies out with time. I had a new raised bed last year with trasnsplanted soil and got a wireworm probl ...
  Topic: Just got the key to my new allotment but where to start!?
Michael196

Replies: 8
Views: 7290

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:37 am   Subject: Just got the key to my new allotment but where to start!?
u could get peas in for this year as a start. and maybe main crop potatoes if the soil is ok.
  Topic: Just got the key to my new allotment but where to start!?
Michael196

Replies: 8
Views: 7290

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:36 am   Subject: Just got the key to my new allotment but where to start!?
looking at your picture, I would go in and dig up the site, get the turf layer overturned and buried, take a sample of soil and so a soil test, to see how much sand , silt and clay u have ( 1/3 each p ...
 
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