"Some general tidy up today - pruned the affected tomato plants, general weeding, trimmed the outside stems on the celariac which are fattening up nicely ... oooh i'm tempted to harvest one to try.
Good little stash from my garden today - green…"
"Amazing tomatoes - so nice to see them doing so well. My sub-arctics from Matt have done ok this season, but the birds seem to be pretty partial to one plant. Other varieties have sucumbed to blight, so are about to be ripped out…"
"Thanks for all the Zucchini ideas everyone - i've returned from Australia (holiday) to find my husband has picked a few and lots more producing on the plants. Zucchini Slice for dinner last night - might try a loaf tonight, and definately…"
"Last week I moved (leafspotted) strawberries and young rasberry plants to a new 'berry bed' in a side garden that is protected yet gets a good 5 hours of sun each day. Trimmed some bamboo from the next door neighbours pest plants to…"
"Hi Jodi, lovely pic :) as for blackspotty strawberry leaves you could just cut the worst ones off and use some comfrey or other compost tea as a foliar feed.( ie just pour over the leaves as you water with it ;) this will hopefully put…"
"After a slow start in my (fairly clay-ish) garden, I now seem to have some success. First tomato of the season is about Jaffa sized with flowers on all plants (Matt's arctic tomatos) finally. 2nd head of broccoli harvested, loads of…"
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We've recently moved house and are currently growing only Grapefruit, Lettuce, Strawberries, Herbs, Broccoli & Chillies.
However, with a bit of work over the coming weeks & months, a large part of our sizeable back yard will be turned into a productive vegetable & berry patch.
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Hi Jodi, lovely pic :) as for blackspotty strawberry leaves you could just cut the worst ones off and use some comfrey or other compost tea as a foliar feed.( ie just pour over the leaves as you water with it ;) this will hopefully put some good bugs out there to counteract the fungus thats affecting them. I just live with it and mine seem to still fruit ok..