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  Topic: Tomato basics...
Newtothisgame

Replies: 42
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:05 pm   Subject: tomatoes (or the lack of them)
Has anyone got a crop of tomatoes yet?? I am starting to wonder what I am doing wrong.....
  Topic: Tomato basics...
Newtothisgame

Replies: 42
Views: 34742

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:18 pm   Subject: Tomato basics...
Thanks for all the advice very helpful. I have some gardeners delight. The flowers have just appeared so things seem to be moving in the right direction! I'll keep you posted.
  Topic: Tomato basics...
Newtothisgame

Replies: 42
Views: 34742

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:59 pm   Subject: Tomato basics...
I'm glad this forum is anonymous as my questions are embarrassingly basic. I've planted a couple of tomato plants in my greenhouse - in the ground not growbags. They are a foot or so in height. My que ...
  Topic: Planting out sweet pea?
Newtothisgame

Replies: 4
Views: 3596

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:55 am   Subject: Planting out sweet pea?
Thanks - I have held some back in the greenhouse so if jack frost bites I have something to fall back on. Thanks for the advice hope you are enjoying this good weather.
  Topic: Planting out sweet pea?
Newtothisgame

Replies: 4
Views: 3596

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:20 am   Subject: Planting out sweet pea?
Has anyone else planted out sweet pea yet? I have been growing mine in the greenhouse but couldnt wait to plant it out and now I'm worrying.....is it too early?

Thanks!
  Topic: magnolia
Newtothisgame

Replies: 3
Views: 4617

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:11 pm   Subject: magnolia
Hi

I have got a new magnolia and I am just about to plant this - does anyone have any advice re soil conditions? I have read that they like neutral/acid soil so is it enough to add some eridicious ...
  Topic: grey squirrels
Newtothisgame

Replies: 6
Views: 7451

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:41 am   Subject: Options for disposal
Thanks a million for all the advice. If I were to get a cage trap and leave it out for it I'd not want to go near it again - if it went into the cage is there any chance it would just starve to death ...
  Topic: grey squirrels
Newtothisgame

Replies: 6
Views: 7451

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:04 pm   Subject: grey squirrels
Thanks for that...did they mention how they killed it first?!
  Topic: Holidays
Newtothisgame

Replies: 1
Views: 1901

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:46 pm   Subject: Holidays
I am going to be away for a few days and I am worried about all the things I have in my greenhouse. How have people dealt with this issue? I have seen a a water wick watering kit in B&Q and was wo ...
  Topic: Sweet pea
Newtothisgame

Replies: 2
Views: 5474

PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:43 pm   Subject: Sweet pea
Thanks! Cant wait to get some nice flowers again this year - such a great scent from the flowers last year.
  Topic: grey squirrels
Newtothisgame

Replies: 6
Views: 7451

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:41 pm   Subject: grey squirrels
I have spotted a really cheeky grey squirrel around my veg patch and greenhouse and I am very worried about the damage it could do to my things and my house - what can I do to get rid of these things? ...
  Topic: Sweet pea
Newtothisgame

Replies: 2
Views: 5474

PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:30 am   Subject: Sweet pea
I have some sweet pea that I sowed back in the winter time and am not sure when to plant these outside. We are experiencing mild conditions at the moment - is it safe to plant these out now?

Thanks
  Topic: Have My greenhouse Ready Need some advice
Newtothisgame

Replies: 6
Views: 4520

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:15 pm   Subject: Have My greenhouse Ready Need some advice
Michael

I am going to try to sow carrots directly into the soil. However, I have been warned about carrot fly. Do you net as soon as you sow?

Thanks
  Topic: Spuds
Newtothisgame

Replies: 6
Views: 4863

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:07 pm   Subject: Spuds
Thanks Maeve. I was told by someone locally to have my potatoes in on St Patrick's Day to harvest them on the 12th of July! I'll hold off a few more weeks. What kinds of potatoes are you growing this ...
  Topic: Spuds
Newtothisgame

Replies: 6
Views: 4863

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:27 am   Subject: Spuds
I have a few charlotte seed potatoes that I would like to plant tomorrow. I have been trying to chit them but the chits are not very big - only a small bit of growth - a few mms - is that enough or sh ...
 
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