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  Topic: Growing sweet corn
robbie checker

Replies: 6
Views: 4649

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:24 pm   Subject: Sweetcorn
When the tops of the plants form tops with pollen on them, if you give the plants a bit of a tap to shake some of the pollen down on the kernals, this will assist with pollination when growing sweetco ...
  Topic: Sweet potaotes
robbie checker

Replies: 10
Views: 9023

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:44 am   Subject: Sweet potaotes
I am waiting on some from Marshalls and they are supposed to be delivered in April. That's an intersting experiment where the guy develops the shoots on a sweet potato in a jar of water. I will try th ...
  Topic: Pepper tips please!
robbie checker

Replies: 8
Views: 7577

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:41 am   Subject: Pepper tips please!
I had a small bamboo in each bucket which I tied them to as they didn't grow too tall. Fed them with tomato food once a week and watered them when needed. As I was using multi purpose compost, the wat ...
  Topic: Pepper tips please!
robbie checker

Replies: 8
Views: 7577

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:46 pm   Subject: Pepper tips please!
I've had good success growing them in 10 litre chicken pellet buckets using compost in my unheated polytunnel. They didn't do well at all in the ground. They must be warmer in the buckets when they ar ...
  Topic: Tomato time II - 2015
robbie checker

Replies: 43
Views: 36651

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:24 pm   Subject: Tomato time II - 2015
I found Rosada very slow to germinate too. I sowed a 24 cell tray with a number of different varieties, some big ones like big boy, roma and some early ones like maskota, latah etc. Most of them germi ...
  Topic: A crop from last week
robbie checker

Replies: 13
Views: 10609

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:35 pm   Subject: Bluberries
Well that's a fine bowl of blueberries!

I had 3 in pots of ericaceous compost that I bought 2 years ago. Also had them netted this year and got a reasonable crop which lasted about 6 weeks (but not ...
  Topic: A crop from last week
robbie checker

Replies: 13
Views: 10609

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:30 pm   Subject: A crop from last week
Are they blueberries in the picture?
  Topic: Blight Warning: Thursday 26 June to Friday 27 June
robbie checker

Replies: 3
Views: 3309

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:17 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Thursday 26 June to Friday 27 June
Had held off spraying my potatoes as mostly escaped last year. Noticed some blight on my early varieties yesterday and cut off the haulms as they were sown at end of March and were of good size.

S ...
  Topic: Space in the polytunnel.
robbie checker

Replies: 6
Views: 5650

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:14 pm   Subject: Space in the polytunnel.
Sowed some brussel spouts in the tunnel last July/August when space became available and had nice crop for Christmas & Early Jan. Much better than ones sown outside at same time which were hardshi ...
  Topic: Garlic already yellowing
robbie checker

Replies: 31
Views: 26603

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 12:30 pm   Subject: Garlic with scrapes
I planted some garlic in the autumn, 1 batch of elephant garlic and 2 batches of normal garlic. I noticed at the weekend that the elephant garlic has scrapes. I thought like the previous poster that i ...
  Topic: Are bird droppings harmfull to polytunnels
robbie checker

Replies: 8
Views: 10225

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:24 am   Subject: Polytunnel cleaning
I bought a bottle of Algon last year to clean the polytunnel but ended up using washing up liquid instead and rubbing with a soft mop and using an old sheet on the top of the polytunnel pulled by my w ...
  Topic: Water melons and peanuts.
robbie checker

Replies: 6
Views: 6470

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:29 pm   Subject: Watermelons
I grew melons last year in the polytunnel which are similar to watermelons. They are very like cucumbers in that they like it warm and humid so the polytunnel is good for them. The major difference I ...
  Topic: Blueberries
robbie checker

Replies: 11
Views: 7899

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:21 am   Subject: Blueberries
I have giving mine a feed with tomato feed the last couple of weeks and they are looking very healthy now. Also giving it to the strawberries in pots in the polytunnel and they are flying it.
  Topic: Apple trees
robbie checker

Replies: 6
Views: 4857

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:32 am   Subject: Apple trees
Yes, our site is exposed too and we get a good lot of wind.

Regarding the height of the leylandi, they are between 7 and 8 foot tall. Would have thought they give a bit of shelter and they are far ...
  Topic: Apple trees
robbie checker

Replies: 6
Views: 4857

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:24 pm   Subject: Apple trees
The neighbours evergreen (leylandi) hedge is to one side but its a good 20 foot away from them. The trees are spread out in an "orchard" area in the lawn - have 5 apple trees in total, 1 is ...
 
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