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By teegee


I am finding the lack of facilities on this site a bit frustrating!

I tried putting a few pictures on the site via the ‘question’ board which was fine but I couldn’t split the pictures with text so I have had to resort to a blog.

When is this site going to trust its members with a few facilities such as “quotes” " highlighting & Italics" “smilies” to name but a few.

I can’t think of another forum that does not provide simple facilities such as these!

Back to my blog!

This morning I planted 10 Elephant Garlic, app 20 each of two new varieties Chernock & Solent plus around 30 hard neck and 30 softneck varieties I saved from last years stock!

Not much to see but this is the bed;

This is my Japanes Onion bed where I have planted around 80 setts and around 40 seedlings I have grown from from seed (Senshyu)

This is my Leek bed consisting of a third Kenton,third Oarsman and a third Musselburgh, around 70 plants in total!

This is my late brassica bed which consists of around two dozen Maximus sprouts,and a dozen Doric sprouts, both of which are very poor this year. Plants are fine, the sprouts are the size of peas due to poor light levels.

Normally I would expect them to be around 1"-1ΒΌ" in diameter by this time!

Due to my rotation system, this crop was planted out on the most shaded bed on the plot!

This fact along with the poor natural light levels has caused them to suffer!

My late cabbage (Tundra) and Savoy (Ormskirk) seem to be doing quite well!

….and this is my two plots overall;

I have never been so in advance at this time of year!

Usually I don’t get to this stage till around mid to end of November but what with the rubbish results I have had this year, the beds have come available for winter digging much earlier !

Looks like I will be going into hibernation much earlier this year ;o))…..Tg

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wow your doing brilliantly....

love how everything is covered with fine mesh, that is obviously the way to go

i'm a very novice veg grower and had very little success with cabbages sprouts or cauliflowers so much so i didn't even attempt this last season.

But already getting motivated ready for next year and will be getting hubbs to build me some sort of netting cages to place over my veg beds :-)

thanks for sharing your pic's very motivating

19 Oct, 2012


Hi Snoopdog

Apart from the last picture they were all taken today.

I put some of the same up the other day hence the similarity!

19 Oct, 2012


Hi Kimmy

Quote; getting hubbs to build me some sort of netting cages

These are not cages!

They are hoops that can be made of hoop iron as in my case, or plastic piping that you can buy at a builders merchants.

Then I cover them with fruit cage netting! ( the knitted variety not that cheap welded rubbish), these only last five minutes where as the knitted ones last years!

19 Oct, 2012


Teegee you are an inspiration, I tried veg this year, not very successfully, of which I was very disappointed and felt it was a waste, however if a gardener like you had the same problems it gives me the determination to try again next year..

19 Oct, 2012

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