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Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 19 6:50 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

In his case the ash will help as well as it contains potash. Ours comes out as pure charcoal, which has the properties I have mentioned. If you are using wood ash as a source of potash, keep it dry and only apply when you want to use it as it is very soluble in water and will leach out very quickly.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1954
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 19 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will do my best to get pictures and see if he can post them here for you to view. If not I will try to get them printed off and send them on.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1954
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 19 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It appears that the man with the big green house is as competent as me regarding photographs and getting them near a computer, I am going to see if his step-daughter can do it for us to see.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8055
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 19 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're a star but pease don't put yourself out.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35392
Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 19 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my only boast is that auberge is rather bigger than it was , has a name, has a flower and needs a stick

a less than perfect place, indoors on a rather restricted window sill but the happiest one i have ever had, most of mine have lasted minutes from seed or plant

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 19 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have only grown one aubergine, and it was called Aubrey by the person that gave it to me. It didn't fruit. My courgette and squash in the greenhouse are doing quite well, but the courgettes refuse to get quite big enough to pick. I have some for now, so will wait until they are.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6460
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 19 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What have you called yours DPack?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35392
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 19 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

auberge, it seemed gender neutral so as not to offend our hermaphrodite with spikes.

i didnt know they have spikes as i have always killed them before that stage

huge leaves was a bit of a surprise as well.

my cucumber plant is a bit reluctant

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1954
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 19 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Of course things are reluctant to fruit, MR, they know their fate!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 19 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could be right Gregotyn. I have had the first of the mangetout peas, and think there are some more pretty well ready. One of the runner beans has a flower bud, but that is as far as they have got so far.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1954
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 19 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I stopped growing runner beans-I no longer had the patience to wait till they are ready. Plan is to retire and start feeding myself again with veg.-I'll need to buy a freezer. It would save a daily trip out to the local town. Shopping is easy now, it is on my way home from work.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 19 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is one of the advantages or being at work and being near shops every day. If you only came off your hill once week, you would have to write a shopping list as you ran out of things, then remember to take the list with you each week. I sometimes forget, then have to hope the local shop has what I want, which they don't always.

Had the first courgette last night. Not very big, but thought it might encourage its siblings to grow on a bit as there are plenty there.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8055
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 19 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think they're nicer small and of course they do seem far more productive when picked smaller.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1954
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 19 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My sentiments exactly, Shan!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 19 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, it does bring on more. The one in the greenhouse is producing quite well. The ones outside are growing but will only produce if we have good weather for long enough. I did really well for both squash and courgettes last year, but I was rather late putting them in this year, and our growing season outdoors isn't too long. We are in the south, but being up a hill seems to make a big difference.

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