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Postby DOC » Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:53 am

Whilst pruning and tying up some of this years tomatoes, I've noticed much heavier fruit set than previous seasons.

I'm putting this down to a longer period of cooler weather.

Anyone else the same?
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Brodlach » Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:45 pm

Didn’t do veggies this year but my lawn is longer and greener than previous years. My plum tree does have more fruit than the previous three years combined
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Wedgie » Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:48 pm

My plums seem a bit bigger too.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Footy Chick » Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:04 pm

Brodlach wrote:Didn’t do veggies this year but my lawn is longer and greener than previous years. My plum tree does have more fruit than the previous three years combined



What type of plums Brod? (please say Satsuma, please say Satsuma) ;)
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Re: In the Garden

Postby DOC » Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:07 pm

Wedgie wrote:My plums seem a bit bigger too.


New glasses?
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Brodlach » Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:54 pm

Wedgie wrote:My plums seem a bit bigger too.

The missus off you?
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Brodlach » Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:56 pm

Footy Chick wrote:
Brodlach wrote:Didn’t do veggies this year but my lawn is longer and greener than previous years. My plum tree does have more fruit than the previous three years combined



What type of plums Brod? (please say Satsuma, please say Satsuma) ;)

Satsuma :lol:



Red and yellow with red inside whatever that is
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Footy Chick » Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:50 pm

Brodlach wrote:
Footy Chick wrote:
Brodlach wrote:Didn’t do veggies this year but my lawn is longer and greener than previous years. My plum tree does have more fruit than the previous three years combined



What type of plums Brod? (please say Satsuma, please say Satsuma) ;)

Satsuma :lol:



Red with yellow inside whatever that is


Not Satsuma. They're the only plums I like, most others are too sickly for me

Satsuma have dark red flesh and they're a dying breed, you can get decent Satsumas for about one month a year I reckon
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Re: In the Garden

Postby DOC » Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:21 pm

Should be the most popular plum for home gardeners as it is self fertile (no cross pollinator required) as well as it's taste.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Lightning McQueen » Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:23 am

Loving my yield so far this season, thought I'd drop another couple of plants in yesterday.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby DOC » Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:52 am

Sounds like the old fashion "Two Wells fruitless tomatoes".
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Lightning McQueen » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:02 am

DOC wrote:Sounds like the old fashion "Two Wells fruitless tomatoes".


If I tried in my area mate even the seeds would get ripped off.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Psyber » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:18 am

In my backyard a Satsuma, and two apple trees are loaded with more and larger fruit than ever before.
All are small trees - only about 2 metres tall - and were here before I bought this house in 2018.
None had more than a few small fruit until this year. So it may just that they are now the right age to start fruiting.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby am Bays » Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:22 pm

Lightning McQueen wrote:
DOC wrote:Sounds like the old fashion "Two Wells fruitless tomatoes".


If I tried in my area mate even the seeds would get ripped off.


Only got them to keep the nematodes away....
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Booney » Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:52 pm

Tomatoes are going beautifully. Corn not so much.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Kahuna » Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:55 pm

Booney wrote:Tomatoes are going beautifully. Corn not so much.


Our corn was booming up until a couple of days ago when something, probably a rat, decided to eat about half of each cob. Bastard!
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Lightning McQueen » Mon Dec 20, 2021 3:35 pm

Kahuna wrote:
Booney wrote:Tomatoes are going beautifully. Corn not so much.


Our corn was booming up until a couple of days ago when something, probably a rat, decided to eat about half of each cob. Bastard!

Corn annoyed me, it's probably my favourite vegetable but you get little return for the amount of time and space they take up.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby DOC » Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:24 pm

Picked my first cucumber yesterday. Normally swimming in them by now.

Basil just getting a move on.

The thing about corn is they need a truck load of water. Heavy mulch also helps.

Rats can be a real bugger to keep out. Ratsak all year. Sometimes sits there for weeks/months but they always come back.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Lightning McQueen » Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:31 pm

I had posted elsewhere in here about my garden beds being useless to grow in as something was eating all the leaves of everything I planted in them.

I heard that ground coffee does the trick so I emptied the machine at work a couple of times and took the coffee remnants home to spread around the bases of my stalks for some new cuey's, tommies and cappo's, it bloody well works a treat.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Wedgie » Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:49 pm

Lightning McQueen wrote:I had posted elsewhere in here about my garden beds being useless to grow in as something was eating all the leaves of everything I planted in them.

I heard that ground coffee does the trick so I emptied the machine at work a couple of times and took the coffee remnants home to spread around the bases of my stalks for some new cuey's, tommies and cappo's, it bloody well works a treat.

A benefit of working in a pub, unlimited ground coffee. ;)
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