Frank AKA seasider

  • Thanks Tony, I am not sure what the size in lts my bags are but they are the standard bags from G/C ie strong reinforced plastic with handles and these are just for earlies. I have grown lates in air pots but have not emptied them yet. I did as you suggest support the haulms as I have seen how you grow in pots with great success. I didn`t know…[Read more]

  • How have your pots done this year? I tried two bags of lady christal first earlies, 3 sets in each in the greenhouse to get an early start, planted 1st week in March. They grew pretty well. I stood them outside in May when room was required in G/H all growing well at this time.Early June these developed blight I wasn’t ready for this as I thought…[Read more]

  • Thank you all for your responses, it reassuring to hear that I am not alone with this problem, I usually think it is my fault. Tony slow growing would definitely be the problem with my lettuce this year but not the problem you mention with hot dry weather but just the opposite, I am on the coast in Scarborough where this year we have had a lot of…[Read more]

  • I have been growing lettuce in containers or grow bags for years and never had a problem, however this year I have grown the usual Salad Bowl cut & come again and Tom Thumb. The Tom Thumb are fine but the salad bowl are growing ok but the leaves and stalks are so tough I have had to compost them. I just wondered if anyone had any ideas as to what…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Your so right Anne :-)

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    I do Anne but I am pleased now how things have worked out still managing to grow pots in tubs, carrots and lettuce in air pots and french beans up the back fence, also tomms and cucumbers in G/H and also bedding plants from seed etc. so still plenty to do. also a year ago we were presented with our grand daughter our only grand child that we…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi BS they are simple to make using 46 x 46mm wood which I bought from local fence and shed firm ( much cheaper than builders merchants) and screwed them together, easy to dismantle when finished with or wanting to move for crop rotation.
    I only had sprouts left in over winter as a rule that would be bothered by pests so just laid netting over…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi Karen, the sides are all scaffold netting available from builders merchants, ( much cheaper than garden outlets) and the top as I explained earlier was enviro net but it stopped a lot of rain getting through so I changed this for special butterfly netting which is only 7mm squares from Harrod Horticulture, and never had any problems with butterflies .

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    I used to hang the side netting and leave it about 4″ too long, make a shallow trench and pin netting down into trench then cover with soil, this prevented anything getting in, except maybe rabbits if they are a problem.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    They are similar to Tonys Anne, they are all fixed together and I took them apart in winter and stored them in the shed, I could stand up inside, just made from 46x46mm timber from local fencing merchant. I had no use for them when I moved as my garden is much smaller now so I gave them to a friend.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    This was my old house garden, just put this up to show netting cage I had.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    This is the netting I changed to Tony

    • This is the netting I changed to Tony

    • Wow Frank those look impressive. :good:

    • This was my old house garden, just put this up to show netting cage I had.

    • It is a brilliant cage Frank, could do with some like that for my raised beds. I use plastic pipe covered with environmesh, but it really isn’t high enough. I need wider netting.

    • I’d love to have netting cages like those – and be able to lift them off when needed for access. At the moment I just have nets laid over waterpipe hoops, and secured round the outsides with long lengths of wood. Did you take the cages with you when you moved, Frank?

    • I’d love to have the space for netting cages like those …. mind you Sheila, what if Alfie got in undernesth :confused: :excruciating: :rose:

    • He’d be a dead cat called Alfie.

    • Aw :disappointed: :rose:

    • They are similar to Tonys Anne, they are all fixed together and I took them apart in winter and stored them in the shed, I could stand up inside, just made from 46x46mm timber from local fencing merchant. I had no use for them when I moved as my garden is much smaller now so I gave them to a friend.

    • I imagine you have moments of missing them Frank, but your new garden is so pretty, and keeps you busy as well as space for relaxing :good: so maybe not so much :confused: :-) :rose:

    • I used to hang the side netting and leave it about 4″ too long, make a shallow trench and pin netting down into trench then cover with soil, this prevented anything getting in, except maybe rabbits if they are a problem.

    • Hi Karen, the sides are all scaffold netting available from builders merchants, ( much cheaper than garden outlets) and the top as I explained earlier was enviro net but it stopped a lot of rain getting through so I changed this for special butterfly netting which is only 7mm squares from Harrod Horticulture, and never had any problems with butterflies .

    • Hi BS they are simple to make using 46 x 46mm wood which I bought from local fence and shed firm ( much cheaper than builders merchants) and screwed them together, easy to dismantle when finished with or wanting to move for crop rotation.
      I only had sprouts left in over winter as a rule that would be bothered by pests so just laid netting over…[Read more]

    • I do Anne but I am pleased now how things have worked out still managing to grow pots in tubs, carrots and lettuce in air pots and french beans up the back fence, also tomms and cucumbers in G/H and also bedding plants from seed etc. so still plenty to do. also a year ago we were presented with our grand daughter our only grand child that we…[Read more]

    • Oh that’s wonderful Frank :-) congratulations all round … grand children are so lovely :love: :rose:

    • Your so right Anne :-)

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Tony are you using the same scaffold netting for the roof as you are on the sides? If you are, which it looks like on the photo, I tried this on my old garden and found that when it rains the netting prevents a lot of rain getting through. I changed mine for butterfly netting which had larger holes 7mm I think and it solved the problem with rain…[Read more]

  • Rained all day here, some of it quite heavy, only around 13-14 deg. supposed to be heavy rain all day tomorrow, hope their wrong . :-(

  • I had the can`t remember what you call em Anne with newly purchased plants, so now I make a wooden label and stick it in when planting, saves a lot of wondering. :-)

  • Thanks Dixon that sounds like a good idea, I will have a look on line and get some.

  • Thanks Dixon my Dithane arrived today, brilliant service from Mcparlands.I am only growing in containers now so I was trying to manage without having to make my own Bordeaux mixture for the small amount I am going to need, but if needs must I will have to give it a try. Does it keep long or do you just mix a small amount at a time?

  • Hi Karen

    I use chrome on windows 10 on a desktop pic

    Regards Frank

  • I do not know what has gone wrong, most likely me, but I am not able to load pics on to my gallery any more. I think I am doing it right, selecting a photo from my pc clicking upload tab the green line goes across the selected thumbnail and the screen lightens as if uploading but then nothing is uploaded. Am I missing something.
    any suggestions…[Read more]

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