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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 24 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.
 

 

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