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  Topic: french beans (borlotti)
molloyv

Replies: 8
Views: 7656

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:37 pm   Subject: french beans (borlotti)
dwarf french beans are picked and cooked while they are still crisp and fleshy and before the seed is formed
I panicked when I saw this. Thought I had added to my long list of mistakes! One of the bo ...
  Topic: Kohl rabi - cooking the strangest creature in the garden?
molloyv

Replies: 6
Views: 10773

PostForum: Recipe drop   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:04 pm   Subject: Kohl rabi - cooking the strangest creature in the garden?
Until I started planning my veg garden last year I had never even heard of kohlrabi. Now I am glad to see I have a few specimens growing and have just harvested the first of them. I was very intereste ...
  Topic: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
molloyv

Replies: 18
Views: 23690

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:44 am   Subject: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
Thanks Michael and Liparis. I'm already looking forward to digging up the next lot Very Happy . Will take out one of the ailing plants first as suggested.
  Topic: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
molloyv

Replies: 18
Views: 23690

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:32 pm   Subject: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
Thanks Liparis. I'll be sure to get them all out.

I couldnt wait any longer so this evening I pulled up the spuds from one of the healthy plants. You can see them washed and weighed - approx 840 gr ...
  Topic: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
molloyv

Replies: 18
Views: 23690

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:31 pm   Subject: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
Thanks again Michael. First time growing anything in the garden. This time last year it was all grass - so must be the seed potatoes.
  Topic: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
molloyv

Replies: 18
Views: 23690

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:43 am   Subject: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
Thanks Michael. Do you reckon the seed potatoes I used were infected to begin with? And is there anything I can treat with ?
  Topic: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
molloyv

Replies: 18
Views: 23690

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:29 pm   Subject: Potato Disease Diagnosis Help Needed
My earlies (Home Guard) have some sort of disease - see pictures below. When the plants originally came up, two of them went bad (I thought blackleg, so dug them out).

Two other plants have poor ...
 
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