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Re: Gardening by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 18 June 2010 5:32pm
 
Me too, take care of the strawberries. Planted zucchini and pumpkins.
 
Re: Gardening by Ken Dunn on 18 June 2010 8:14pm
 
Hi soph..47, nice to see you back.

I've just spent 10 minutes trawling the first 12 pages of Blathering On only to realise that my comment will fit in here rather than the Himalaya thread/topic I was looking for.

I've just finished watching The Beechgrove Garden on BBC1 and was amazed to see that Dawa Sherpa, who has been to the top of Everest twice, is a gardener in Scotland. The garden he works in is a bit like the foothills of the Himalaya as it has steep parts and is planted with some Himalayan/Nepalese varieties.
 
Re: Gardening by TERRY S on 19 June 2010 1:42am
 
Can anyone tell me, how you know when beetroot and sweetcorn are ready to be harvested without actually pulling them up and ruining them?
 
Re: Gardening by Ken Dunn on 19 June 2010 4:58am
 
There is a general harvesting time of the year for vegetables, usually around September.
It is possible to check the size of beetroot without pulling it up by clearing away a small amount of soil from the top of the root to assess the size of the beetroot underneath. Replace the soil after the check to let it grow more if it is too small.
As far as I'm aware sweetcorn grows on the stem and the surrounding leaves can be peeled back gently to check the plant's progress.
 
Re: Gardening by TERRY S on 21 June 2010 1:15am
 
Thanks! Bought some marina Pansies yesterday. Very nice.
 
Re: Gardening by Ken Dunn on 5 July 2010 8:21pm
 
I got over 500g of strawberries from our small patch today. Lovely with melted ice cream - yummy!
 
Re: Gardening by Ken Dunn on 12 July 2010 7:14pm
 
And another 450g of strawberries this evening!
 
Re: Gardening by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 13 July 2010 6:02am
 
I suppose to get 4-5 bucketfuls of strawberries! But the weather is rainy. A very late summer.
 
Re: Gardening by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 13 July 2010 6:10am
 
Very often I look on about gardening on TV. My conclusion: the British are the best designers of gardens.
 
Re: Gardening by bIG bLOGGER on 13 July 2010 4:28pm
 
Very true,Madam.

For example,the classic British house and garden designer,CAPABILITY BROWN, [born in 1715] was born in Kirkharle,Northumberland.
 
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