Anybody on here heard about the poisonous courgette thing? Seems to be a thing for allotments down here on the south coast, something to do with cross breeding or a lack of water, but bitter courgettes have been giving people the shits
I read it earlier, made me glad my crop has failed!
Had to stop harvesting, too dark but a good haul so far!
Wow, what a strange one. I wonder what is more prevalent, caused by hybridisation or water stress? No issues over here in the SW, but will be hyper aware of bitterness now though!
Ordered some artichokes on eBay. Very happy.
Are these magic?
Anyone got a good (read free) source for potato sacks?
Heavy machinery needed to transport todays harvest.
Nope, too early and they should have a 'nipple' on top. Magic mushrooms Sept/October. Be careful.
Alternately, cardboard boxes, the ones supermarkets ship (6) bottles of wine in and leave for shopping?
We do get the nipple ones in our garden too
These Apache second early are highly recommended.
Made a trommel this weekend. Road testing in the garden before moving it to the allotment for a bit.
Is this some sort of high volume mares tail root sifter?
Dibs the plans if so!
Pretty much,, we have a load of very stone, weed and stick riddled soil at the plot that needs grading, same in my garden that needs clearing before making it nice (plans still evolving). This should allow me to keep a lot of the good stuff and only shift out the crap.
There are a lot of designs kicking about that usually have a fully open end, but that requires a convoluted frame of finely aligned castors. I used two old 26" wheels with all but 8 spokes cut out which gives a couple of gaps just big enough to chuck a shovel of soil in. Plan to hook up an old crank and chain for slightly easier spinning. Still a two person job if you want to be really efficient though.
Here's a much more srs version with an electric motor and open end:
I didn't realise that the loan word 'trommel' was used for this. "Trommel" just means 'drum' in German.
Ah! Good info, I did wonder where it came from.
free woodchip landed, 4 trips like this to cover our paths. Mini harvest too.
Nice! Cool kaffenback also.
Had a damson, pumpkin and turnip haul...
Plant id please. This sprouted up near my runner beans. It looks a bit spinach like but could also be sugar beat
Looks like Swiss Chard
^this i’d also guess
Decent haul today.
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