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The Vegetable Patch

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Keefly Bantam, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Bronco

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    A bit of advice mate keep out of Popeye's neighbourhood.
     
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    I know absolute nothing of veg and allotments but I love this thread!!
     
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    That's not a slug it's a snake !!!!!
     
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    Come on Dave
    You followed City away mid 70s to mid 80s
    Some of the "welcoming" crews who greeted us
    made Popeye look like a pussy cat !!!
     
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    Not going to Walsall tomorrow as it is the West Yorkshire Organic Show. Exhibits are judged on taste, not appearance or size.
    I am optimistic about the chances for my onions, pumpkin, chillies, garlic, bread, apricot jam and blackberry gin. Results tomorrow late afternoon.
     
  6. Hoochy-Min

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    Disappointed to hear there isn't a section for vegetables that look like genitalia. Esther Rantzen didn't die for this.
     
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    There is a class for vegetable or fruit disaster. Every organic gardener can enter that class. This year in my case it is sweetcorn, but I can't be bothered. It saves me 20p and who wants to win a competition for being rubbish.
     
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    Poor sweet corn.... organically grown like all it's pals but hasn't come out like it wanted, then tossed aside for the sake of 20p. This allotment stuff...fcking brutal! Embrace the diversity of organic growth and cast not aside the weak and feeble but celebrate their individuality, it's not all about winners, it's about battling against the odds regardless of the useless fcker that planted you and then cast you aside for 20... chuffing....pence.
     
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    You haven't seen the sweetcorn in question. At first glance it looked lovely. Open it out and next to no pollination. Instead of juicy yellow corn, it is pale white and only fit for the compost heap - in football terms it would be relegated. This sort of thing happens to every gardener. There are more than 70 classes in this competition. If you entered them all you would be round the twist.
     
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    Esther's dead? RIP Esther.
     
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    Here's a question. Whats the best way to get rid of slugs?
     
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    Tarmac
     
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    Very difficult. Slug pellets do work but I don't use them as i grow organically. The ferric ones don't harm birds or wildlife - avoid metaldehyde ones. Nematodes work but very expensive. None of the other options such as beer traps, egg shells, wool etc work really. I just accept that they will consume some of my produce. Prefer them to the thieving human bastard who nicked my best beefsteak tomato just before the show to be honest
     
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    The buggers are everywhere, keep getting them in my porch. They've eaten something the wife planted by i've no idea what it was.
     
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    Blame the bees!
     
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    I'm cheered by that news but I would like a specific category for knobbly carrots that look like a meat and 2 veg to be quite honest with you.

    Maybe. Possibly. Probably.

    Didn't put any research into it to be clear.
     
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    Add....Almost (just seen a picture of her)
     
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    Snowflake.
     
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    I heard a piece on Radio 4 recently saying that the blue metaldehyde ones, which work very well to keep slugs off my hostas, are now banned from sale.
    No good for allotments, I realise, but do you know if those metallic tapes that you can buy to put round pots are effective?
    BTW Ann, are you going to Scunny and, if so, are you going with the Shippers?
     
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    Equality for fruit and vegetables!
    I'm a fully paid up member of the RSPIV....this means a lot to me
     

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