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  Topic: onion sets
sharonl

Replies: 4
Views: 3239

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:37 pm   Subject: onion sets
Thanks all. I usually get them in Johnstown garden centre or newlands cross, the whites anyway are usually heat treated and i've never had a problem with them bolting thankfully, but the reds, not gon ...
  Topic: Online seeds
sharonl

Replies: 8
Views: 7114

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:57 pm   Subject: Online seeds
never tried them, I usually get mine from seedaholic.com

sharon
  Topic: onion sets
sharonl

Replies: 4
Views: 3239

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:53 am   Subject: onion sets
Hi all,

I made a silly mistake last year and forgot to note which varieties of onions I put where and now I can't remember which ones I don't want to do again this year. I planted setton, sturon, r ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
sharonl

Replies: 611
Views: 601081

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:59 am   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
You've left it too long on the plant Nozebleed. Try and pick them before the curd starts to split. Its a flower and opens as time goes on, should still be edible, no harm in trying, although it could ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
sharonl

Replies: 611
Views: 601081

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:35 am   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
harvested some first earlies, aran pilots, chard, some strawberries, literally a couple of small florets of broccoli from cabbage root fly damaged plants, couple of turnips, had to replant all the bro ...
  Topic: Types of tomatoes
sharonl

Replies: 2
Views: 2149

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:30 pm   Subject: Types of tomatoes
Not sure other than their growing habit. After a while you should be able to tell. The tumblers will tend to have a lot of branching stems and will grow more 'bushy' the cordon should have one main th ...
  Topic: Lost all my cauliflowers (all 4 :( )
sharonl

Replies: 5
Views: 3382

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:27 pm   Subject: Lost all my cauliflowers (all 4 :( )
I had the same problem this year, lost most my cauliflower and broccoli. Managed to get plants to replace the broccoli but can't get cauliflowers and I think its too late to re-sow. made sure I used ...
  Topic: tomatoes in acid compost?
sharonl

Replies: 0
Views: 1298

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:55 pm   Subject: tomatoes in acid compost?
Hi all,

planted out my outdoor girl tomatoes today on the allotment and himself says he'll give a hand, so told him to plant out the plants in the ground with about half a bag of compost mixed in. ...
  Topic: Blueberry bush turned red!!
sharonl

Replies: 2
Views: 2441

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:16 am   Subject: Blueberry bush turned red!!
Can anyone shed any light on this? Got 2 nice healthy blueberry bushes and planted them out on the allotment with loads of ericaceous compost since I know they like acidic soil and (thankfully) the so ...
  Topic: Garden tasks I completed today
sharonl

Replies: 89
Views: 171273

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:50 pm   Subject: Garden tasks I completed today
Woohoo! gardening in full swing now! Over the weekend got the following done.

Dug and manured the cauliflower and broccoli beds and covered with weed suppressing membrane,

Planted out 15 Broad b ...
  Topic: Growing vegetables through mypex
sharonl

Replies: 5
Views: 4200

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:42 am   Subject: Growing vegetables through mypex
I use it on the allotment to grow transplants through. Just cut an x in the fabric and plant through it. Brilliant stuff, really helped with the weeding, don't know how we managed the first year or tw ...
  Topic: Garden tasks I completed today
sharonl

Replies: 89
Views: 171273

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:10 am   Subject: Garden tasks I completed today
busy, busy, busy over the weekend, got loads done.

got some chicken wire and got the rabbit fence built around the plot, planted onion sets, planted earlies, dug the carrot bed and sowed some carro ...
  Topic: What needs netting on the allotment
sharonl

Replies: 7
Views: 5128

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:16 am   Subject: What needs netting on the allotment
I'd definately net your brassicas if I were you, cauli, cabbage, kale, broccoli or the dreaded caterpillars will devastate them.

good luck
  Topic: Garden tasks I completed today
sharonl

Replies: 89
Views: 171273

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:18 pm   Subject: Garden tasks I completed today
Last week began work on our new allotment, we've moved from our old one which was a 40 minute drive away to a new one 15 minutes walk away Very Happy

Marked out the beds and put mulch on the paths, manur ...
  Topic: PSB surprise!
sharonl

Replies: 0
Views: 1140

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:47 am   Subject: PSB surprise!
Hi all,

Had a bit of a surprise down on the plot at the weekend Confused

In march/april we bought some plugs of calabrese since these did so well last year and we had broccoli for months in the freez ...
 
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