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Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 7:51 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Ta.

Rocket, then.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8638
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Shan wrote:
Don't you start.... you are responsible for a good portion of my lack of space!


HOW?

I was after a couple of spare chilli plants!


Well, there's 13 Chilli & Pepper plants taking over my greenhouse! Would you like me to cook them for you too when they are done fruiting?

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Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8638
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
At that spacing only something really quick is going to be worth interplanting (so no, don't put your beans or peas in there)

Agreed.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5728
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thirded.

Beans on corn work best when it's grain or popping corn that will be left on the plant to dry down.
Squash get big

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34274
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
Nick wrote:
Shan wrote:
Don't you start.... you are responsible for a good portion of my lack of space!


HOW?

I was after a couple of spare chilli plants!


Well, there's 13 Chilli & Pepper plants taking over my greenhouse! Would you like me to cook them for you too when they are done fruiting?


That’d be great. Thanks.

Could you pickle some too, please?

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8638
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Guess the answer. Don't put it on here.

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
Guess the answer. Don't put it on here.


Don't be so humble! You deserve to be lauded for your generosity!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 37968
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
Shan wrote:
Guess the answer. Don't put it on here.


Don't be so humble! You deserve to be lauded for your generosity!



buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 3695
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 20 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ditto!

Henry

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15032
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 20 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have tried the three sisters thing before, and nothing grew very well. I think it needs a ton of nutrients, and the corn needs to be well established before you get anything trying to climb up it! I’ve got a Trial bed especially put aside for it this year with a whole barrow of WRM on it, and compost on top, to see if I can get it to work. I’m not so convinced that I don’t have also individual beds of corn, beans and squash, but I’m still going to give it a go. Imagine if you could devote all your squash and bean space to sweet corn as well! At the moment, I think I will struggle to keep it watered enough, but that might change anyway.

My bloody chillies etc are still languishing in the spare room while I sulk about my polytunnel, which blew away last week. 😡

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11964

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 20 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry to hear about your polytunnel. Was that the north easterly we had? Wind from an unexpected quarter always does the most damage. If you get the polytunnel back, you need to make sure it is very well anchored by the sounds of it.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15032
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 20 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have got it back, albeit a different shape. I don’t know how whether to try to bash it back into shape or just buy another. It’s a very exposed site, so I wasn’t expecting a winter out of it, but gales in May seem rather beyond the pale!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 37968
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 20 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

use the still strong parts, replace what is trashed, storm lash it down before next time

storm lashing is pretty simple and only needs enough rope and anchors to be solid

glad you got it back, in the "no hurricane" storm of the 1980s i watched an ali framed green house that had shed its glass do a very competent tumble weed impression along the A24 at about 80mph while i foolishly decided to get a torch from the car when the leccy went out.

not as extreme as some mountain stuff but a daft call on my part as i had not considerd the UFO's, the estate agent sign i dodged was quite a weapon

wind is fun, my last sticks and a sheet one was at treen, my string and gaffer tape "tent" survived, 2 good expedition tents survived, there was some good forage from the other 200 or so folk the weather chased away
i still have more carbon fibre tent poles than i know what to do with

cross lash, decent anchors, should cope with most weather

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11964

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 20 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would agree with storm lashing. We managed to keep our heavy duty gazebo in one place while all around were falling apart or taking off, but can't say I liked it very much. Ropes or straps over the top at several places, cross lashings inside and very strong, long spikes. Wood or serrated metal work best as they don't come out of the ground so easily.

Personally I don't like high winds as I find them very tiring, and they can be rather frightening too.

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