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  Topic: Cabbage aphids
monkeynic

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PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:49 pm   Subject: Cabbage aphids
Please can someone help, we have a lovely lot of brussel sprouts developing but one plant is covered in little grey bugs, looking on the internet I think they are cabbage aphids. Can anyone advise on ...
  Topic: storing cabbages
monkeynic

Replies: 3
Views: 3316

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:36 pm   Subject: storing cabbages
Thanks, I figured we had got it a bit wrong, will cut when needed. Definitely going to plan it all out better next year. Smile
  Topic: storing cabbages
monkeynic

Replies: 3
Views: 3316

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:13 pm   Subject: storing cabbages
Due to bad planning we have quite a few large stone head cabbages ready to eat. However we are worried they will get over ready and be wasted. Can they be stored at all? We also have some savoy cabbag ...
  Topic: Funny Potatoes
monkeynic

Replies: 8
Views: 6326

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:22 pm   Subject: Funny Potatoes
your flowers got pollinated. Smile
  Topic: Slugs and cabbages.
monkeynic

Replies: 16
Views: 17038

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:47 pm   Subject: Slugs and cabbages.
I had amazing success with the picking slugs from the cabbages, had one today and had no slug damage inside the head. Smile
  Topic: How to Grow Cucumbers in Irelands Vegetable Gardens
monkeynic

Replies: 5
Views: 26202

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:09 pm   Subject: How to Grow Cucumbers in Irelands Vegetable Gardens
female flowers have a small cucumber behind them just like courgettes.
  Topic: Where can you buy bags for storing a)Potatoes b)Onions
monkeynic

Replies: 10
Views: 10778

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:42 am   Subject: Where can you buy bags for storing a)Potatoes b)Onions
Michael, just with reference to your comment of keeping only pest and disease free ones, a lot of our second earlies have scab (think it because it was only converted from grass last year) I think the ...
  Topic: Where can you buy bags for storing a)Potatoes b)Onions
monkeynic

Replies: 10
Views: 10778

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:41 pm   Subject: Where can you buy bags for storing a)Potatoes b)Onions
I dont know if this helps but I'm sure I was told you/read could use tights/stockings for storing onions in?
  Topic: Tomato blight
monkeynic

Replies: 3
Views: 3346

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:05 am   Subject: Tomato blight
Thanks for that Michael, I was really worried I had lost them all just as they start flowering, when is the best time to water them and should I remove lower leaves to help improve circulation?
  Topic: Tomato blight
monkeynic

Replies: 3
Views: 3346

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:07 pm   Subject: Tomato blight
I think my tomatoes have blight, they are outdoors, tumbling tomato variety (decided to make my hanging baskets useful and pretty) They have started to look a bit wilted and some have black edges to s ...
  Topic: Cauliflower leaves.
monkeynic

Replies: 7
Views: 5297

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:16 am   Subject: Cauliflower leaves.
Thanks sunnymount. Sounds like one is ready to harvest. Smile
  Topic: Cauliflower leaves.
monkeynic

Replies: 7
Views: 5297

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:49 pm   Subject: Cauliflower leaves.
Thanks, will look them up. Smile Checked my cauliflowers again today and one of the heads is quite big, this may sound stupid but how do u know they are ready to harvest?
  Topic: Cauliflower leaves.
monkeynic

Replies: 7
Views: 5297

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:19 pm   Subject: Cauliflower leaves.
Thats great, thanks Michael. More food and less wastage is always a good thing. Smile
  Topic: Cauliflower leaves.
monkeynic

Replies: 7
Views: 5297

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:58 am   Subject: Cauliflower leaves.
Very excited as our cauliflower are beginning to develop, I have broken leaves over the curd to protect it as I read in a book. What I am wondering though is they are huge plants with a lot of foliage ...
  Topic: Slugs and cabbages.
monkeynic

Replies: 16
Views: 17038

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:40 pm   Subject: Slugs and cabbages.
Thanks for the advice Simon J. Will look into it. Michael, we think we have got most of them out, is there any way to prevent them getting in? Some seem fine but worried about them suffering the same ...
 
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