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  Topic: Potato leaves rotting... already?
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 2406

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:16 pm   Subject: Potato leaves rotting... already?
Thanks Michael!
  Topic: Potato leaves rotting... already?
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 2406

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:18 pm   Subject: Potato leaves rotting... already?
Dear All...

Planted well-chitted first-earlies over a month ago and they've been pushing up out of the dirt quite nicely. I went to earth them up a little today and noticed some of the shoots were ...
  Topic: Globe Artichoke plants
gusto66

Replies: 5
Views: 6203

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:37 pm   Subject: Globe Artichoke plants
I got some seedlings from the plant fair at Fota last year... I think the fair is on again in a couple of weeks (but go early! it gets very busy). Also, I got given a Sarah Raven seed kit as a present ...
  Topic: Soil mix for raised bed/planter
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 2313

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:32 pm   Subject: Soil mix for raised bed/planter
My soil is naturally acidic, and I've not had problems with most veg. The only things that will benefit from a bit of acidtiy regulation are your brassicas (cabbages & broccoli etc) which can be ...
  Topic: Asparagus
gusto66

Replies: 12
Views: 9486

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:47 pm   Subject: Asparagus
Hi Cuemaster
Might be a good idea to cover the crowns now with some nutrient enriched sandy topsoil (comes in bags), so that they're covered by at least 6 inches. All being well, you'll see growth ne ...
  Topic: Ridding new beds of weeds in top-soil.
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 2237

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:58 am   Subject: Ridding new beds of weeds in top-soil.
Thanks!
  Topic: Ridding new beds of weeds in top-soil.
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 2237

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:15 am   Subject: Ridding new beds of weeds in top-soil.
Hello all...

I've just put in four new raised beds on my plot and the weeds in the top-soil are starting to flourish.

Would it be OK to spray them with Round-up (or something similar) before dre ...
  Topic: what to grow between slow growing brassicas?
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 2443

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:43 pm   Subject: what to grow between slow growing brassicas?
Hello All!

I intend to set a raised bed with Broccoli, Cabbages and a few other brassicas, and am aware that they take both time and space to mature. Can i grow quick yielding salad leaves/lettuces ...
  Topic: Chili growing
gusto66

Replies: 11
Views: 8913

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:37 pm   Subject: Chili growing
I had a miserable time last year... i grew some from seed, and they grew into wonderful bushy plants - flowered prolifically - and then all the flowers dropped off. ALL OF THEM! Pray tell what happene ...
  Topic: Temporally challenged asparagus?
gusto66

Replies: 0
Views: 1538

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:40 pm   Subject: Temporally challenged asparagus?
It's Autumn - and my asparagus crowns are still pushing up spears - is this normal?
  Topic: Do you grow herbs?
gusto66

Replies: 6
Views: 5514

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:20 am   Subject: Do you grow herbs?
Nobody mentioned sage or thyme...? These are both indispensable herbs for cooking with, but need free draining sandy soil otherwise they won't last a season.

I have crappy clayish soil - we built u ...
  Topic: Purple sprouting broccoli - sprouting already.
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 3192

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:52 am   Subject: Purple sprouting broccoli - sprouting already.
Hi All...

I have a raised bed with a few broccoli plants growing (both white & purple). Two of the purple are sprouting already and I'm harvesting the sprouts. Isn't this a bit early? and once ...
  Topic: Gooseberries - what to do next?
gusto66

Replies: 3
Views: 3467

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:29 pm   Subject: Gooseberries - what to do next?
Last year, having moved to our new place, we discovered under biblical amounts of undergrowth, a gooseberry bush. I guess it's quite old. We cleared around it, and this year we got a healthy crop - sm ...
  Topic: Onion leaves yellowing already... is this OK?
gusto66

Replies: 8
Views: 18122

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:33 pm   Subject: Onion leaves yellowing already... is this OK?
Hi Folks

I planted onion sets in early March and they have grown beautifully so far. Now their leaves are beginning to yellow (the bulbs have not started to swell yet). Is this a little early? Do t ...
  Topic: Sad courgettes
gusto66

Replies: 2
Views: 3104

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:00 am   Subject: Sad courgettes
Hi All

Last week I planted out two very healthy, vigorous courgette plants that had been languishing in a cold frame. Each had at least four large leaves and good root systems.

A day later howev ...
 
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