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Yesterday at 14:28:57 by Plot22 | Views: 65 | Comments: 3

Just got my Cara late potatoes up. Skipped 20% of them  due to Eelworm. My wife has tried to salvage some by peeling enough for a couple of days but has still ended up discarding a greater percentage. Size wise very good but not many per root. I grew them some time back and had a similar problem. I also grew Harmony which went over quite quickly but had very little Eelworm problem. I find choosing a main crop from the Allotment Association a major problem as we have tried many varieties if they grow well without Eelworm problems then they boil down in the water as one of my fellow allotment neighbours has said today. In fact I have given her some of my  Cara that I chopped whilst digging them up today. Yes I get them up with a spade otherwise I fork too many. I am moving towards just growing earlies and second earlies but really do not want to go down that path as I pride my self in being almost self sufficient.
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Found it on the squash plants. Some kind of wasp?
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September 11, 2021, 13:46:11 by Borlotti
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House up for sale, gave up allotment, should have kept it during lockdown, but Morrisons free sunflower seeds did well and picking sweet peas every day. Next doors white flowering beans doing well and been told to pick the ones that have come my side of the fence. So fresh beans everyday. Dulcie still doing OK and doesnt want to move and next door wants us to stay. Hope everyone is OK on this site.
ThomsonAS
September 08, 2021, 21:50:57 by ThomsonAS
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I took delivery of my brand-new shed (5x7) on September 1st.

Some early reflections to share:

1. I wish I'd got a window that'll open! I may change my mind come winter, but the past couple of days have been too hot to do anything! Airless!
2. My door is south facing. I don't regret the choice, but from 11.00 to 14.00, there's not a lot of shade at this time of year inside the (airless) shed if I have the door open!
3. I'm tempted to make a sundial on the floor of my shed to tell the time!
4. I acquired an armchair (free) from Facebook marketplace two days after the shed arrived. Bigger and more upholstered than I was anticipating - but I am not regretting it!
5. I have a very small table but am already thinking of how to source a free workbench. Or shelves. Stuff takes up so much room.
6. I need to find a solution to treading earth into the shed (or having it drop off my spade and fork). A mat? One of those plastic things? A carpet offcut I can pick up and shake off?  All advice welcome.

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