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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Carrots Long Beet & Cauli











Opened up the Enviromesh again today because the Sweet Candle carrots were pushing up out of the Compost so I needed to earth them up to stop the tops going green, the largest ones measure 7 + 3/4" Circumference I am not sure if they are too big or not I will ask Smithy what he thinks as the Show is still 4 weeks away. On inspecting the Purple Haze one has grown several shoots so will be part of Sunday lunch. I also pulled a long beet from the Tubes as the leaves were Yellowing I hope the rest are as good. Also managed a half decent Cauli 4 weeks too early.

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  1. HI PAUL, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME USING THE BLOG SO IF I AM DOING WRONG PLEASE ADVISE. JUST BEEN LOOKING AT YOUR LATEST PICS. TODAY I PULLED KINGSTON F1 CARROTS WHICH I GREW IN POP BOTTLES AND THEY WER 14" LONG AND THE SHOULDER WAS NEARLY 2" IS THAT ANY GOOD FOR SHOWING. AS I AM NEW TO THIS SHOWING OF VEG WHICH I WOULD CERTAINELY LIKE TO TRY SOME TIME.WITH SOME HELP I HOPE TO SUBMIT SOME PICTURES SO ANY ONE CAN ADVISE.

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  2. Hi Geffo am I correct in assuming that you cut the botom off the pop bottles using them as nini raised beds? They are well worth showing at that size. I am also new to showing and have being getting info from several blogs the main one being smithyveg he is very helpfull.if you start showing at local level they should get you a first prize (red card)
    regards Paul

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  3. hi paul, yes i managed to get a total of 24 pop bottles and cut of the tops and the bottoms and made up a mix of sieved soil and compost. i then sieved the soil half the length of a shovel ware i intended to plant ,because i am new in working a computor i am having problems in trying to show some photos so you and any one will see what i have .

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