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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 58 Entries.
Tuesday, January 1 View Page
Happy new year everyone, good growing in 2019. I need to show a larger Onion this time (been going backwards last few years) Have large plants now and potted a few on today into 9 inch deep using Coir growing medium.
 
Thursday, February 7 View Page
Close up of recently planted Onion in lot1
 
Monday, February 18 View Page
trial post.
 
Friday, March 1 View Page
LOT 1 onions now established
 
Thursday, March 7 View Page
Seedlings just started of other giant veg.
 
Thursday, March 7 View Page
Test 3 Int.Ex, New
 
Monday, March 11 View Page
Planted out the last 8 giant Onions into my Dutch light greenhouse, these 2 are in 100 litre Airpots filled with Canna Coir.
 
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Onions in lot1 are growing but these ones in air pots filled with coir are showing excessive yellow tipping of their older leaves, not sure if too dry so have watered again but still no run through.
 
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Kohl Rabi, Potato, Red Cabbage, Swede, all now in cool frost free greenhouse. We have had a very sunny spell of weather so all are growing fast and soon need potting on.
 
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Pot Leeks for the heavy class and perhaps exhibition are filling their largest pots so will have to plant in the beds once the nights warm up.
 
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Peppers have germinated well but still in the propagator, removing the cover during sunny days once the greenhouse warms up.
 
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
Yellow tipping on the LOT1 coir Onions is worse, perhaps feeding at to high an EC
 
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
Pot Leeks waiting to be planted out once current frosts are over, happy with the growth so far.
 
Thursday, April 25 View Page
Further problems with the Onions, trapped young leaves in the neck, half the coir ones are affected. Advised to flush out all excess nutrients and hope they can grow away.
 
Thursday, April 25 View Page
Red Cabbage
 
Thursday, April 25 View Page
Beetroot, these are prone to run to seed if checked, will have to cover down when frosts forecast.
 
Thursday, April 25 View Page
Peppers have been slow growing but looking better since potted on with the sunny days.
 
Friday, April 26 View Page
Parsnips planted out into the netted tunnel. strong plants and weather good so should have a good start.
 
Friday, April 26 View Page
Carrots also
 
Sunday, April 28 View Page
First double Onion just appeared, young RH leaf should be growing between the two LH ones. May be caused by a check or recent high temp's. Hope no more appear as only growing six large ones in soil compost this year.
 
Sunday, April 28 View Page
Large Onions planted up for seed are starting to grow very strong seed heads, will have to be supporting them next week.
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Onion leaf tipping is likely to be due to watering/feeding with to high an EC so need to flush out. Used Canna Flush added to the water to try and clear out the excess salts. Six pots done, the 90 litre pots needed up to 30 ltr of water at ph 5.5 to obtain 5 - 10% run through. Other ones just done with clean 5.5ph water. Will take some weeks to see if successful.
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Exhibition onions? have grown well since planting in the large greenhouse with no heat or light, wish my heavy ones looked as good. Half of these are in Coir others in JI2.
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Planted two heavy Potatoes into the raised soil bed, but as these were started in Coir I have surrounded them in more coir to give them a good start and hopefully reduce scab on the tubers.
 
Wednesday, May 29 View Page
Kohl Rabi now established in my netted tunnel, half barrels filled with coir but plant roots can grow into the soil below. Left one looks the part but think the righthand one thinks it is a cabbage-will see how it developes.
 
Wednesday, May 29 View Page
Still having problems with the coir Onions, older leaves severely tipped but young centre growth is green, some problems now with trapped leaves in the neck, certain this is all due to overfeeding through feb/march into april.
 
Wednesday, May 29 View Page
This is the best coir plant but even this has brown edging to the older leaves and not as high in the neck for end of May.
 
Wednesday, May 29 View Page
Only grew large 6 Onions in soil this year and lost 2 with doubling/soft skins. This is the best one for shape and healthy leaves, also fresh neck. Had to spray all plants again for Thrip - finding it difficult to keep them away.
 
Wednesday, May 29 View Page
Pot Leeks are the largest I have grown at the end of May, this one is in coir and has had the same treatment as the onions - clearly a higher feed is suiting them at present.
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Planted out the first Aubergines in 30 litre pots filled with recycled coir, these are in my old cold greenhouse.
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Planted out peppers on the opposite side
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Beetroot and Swede soon droop in the hot sun, these are in my open frame and are being watered several times a week. Outside it is even drier, our first 5 month rainfall total is less than half last years - 177mm/374mm 2018
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Beetroot and Swede soon droop in the hot sun, these are in my open frame and are being watered several times a week. Outside it is even drier, our first 5 month rainfall total is less than half last years - 177mm/374mm 2018
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Heavy and Long Cucumbers germinated well and will soon be ready to plant into my tunnel, growing them in Coir.
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Mixed up the photo's - Heavy tomatoes germinated ok using seed from my B. record one. + largest shown last year. Will pot these on this week and plant in my large cold greenhouse in 10 days or so.
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Seed head showing today on one of my coir Onions, think this is the result of overfeeding and then trying to flush out.
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Several have split in 4 or 5 skins for the same reason perhaps.
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
More trapped leaves in the onion necks, ditto
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
After a very wet week I am able to plant out runner Beans and Marrows, Almost as much rain recently as in the first 5 months of the year.
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Aubergine
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Beetroot and Heavy pot Leeks in the foreground
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Cucumbers
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Carrot and Parsnip, these are in the old greenhouse but all others outside in the netted tunnel
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Kohl Rabi in the netted tunnel, one looks the part but the other is growing all leaf at present.
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Marrow, this one is for a early August show - it will have to grow quickly, others smaller for Sept.
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Cantaloupe Melon
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Later Onions in new greenhouse
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Pepper
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Potato
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Radish just sown
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Red Cabbage
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Swede
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Tomato in new greenhouse, also some in tunnels
 
Sunday, July 7 View Page
The 220 Baggs Marrows are showing more vigour than the others I am growing this year. Weather still not ideal, some very hot dry days followed by single figure cold nights.
 
Sunday, July 7 View Page
This is a 165 '17 marrow in the same patch.
 
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
Still have four Onions growing in JI2, this is the largest 27 inches circ. and a true onion shape. Not as high as I would like for a real heavy but should put on several more inches in circ.
 
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
Large Onion heads have almost set, seem to have almost 100% pollination.
 
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
Should be no shortage of good heavy Onion seed this year.
 

 

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