I have some home grown Basil and Chilli Pepper plants. All seemed well until I discovered some small white mites on top of the soil. They are not on the plants and when I water them these little guys jump and run around at great speed. They are too small to take a photo. They are elongated and have little antennae. Any ideas?
I have a black bell pepper growing, whats wrong with it.
Could you please tell me. What veg can I grow in my greenhouse now?
I planted 'Cape Gooseberry - Little Lantern' Gooseberries for the first time and they appear to be doing well since I planted them out in 16'' pots some time ago. They are meant to have an orange berry but all I'm seeing so far is a green flowery casing that houses a smaller green goosberry inside. The problem is that the flowering casing isn't falling away exposing the berry, and sometimes the flowery casing is falling to the ground with the berry inside.My understanding was that I would have a plant that would have many orange berries ripe for picking? What am I doing wrong?
I planted chilli peppers in various locations (eg. some in the glasshouse bed, others in pots in the glasshouse, some pots next to the window in the office, etc). All those plants in the pots are approx 45cms high and are flowering. Unfortunately, the flowers on the plants next to the window in the office are starting to fall off. Why is this do you think? I don't think I'm overwatering them. Also, why are the plants that are sown in the glasshouse bed only 30 cms high and only starting to show a few buds now?
ive grown grafted chillies "medina" for the first time this year. the chillies are still green and about 5" long. they are in my greenhouse. most chillies have a round hole bored in to each chilli just near the top of the fruit. must be a grub with strong tastebuds!!!!! any ideas?
Just wondering if when you pick green chillies do you need to leave them for a while to attain their heat. i tried one and it didn't have any heat, just tasted like green pepper
Is there a Kidney Bean I can grow in my polytunnelthat will self pollinate?
Would Sheep muck mixed with my own compost be suitable for growing veg in my tunnel over the winter
I have just cleared the tunnel of all my tomato plants as I think they were all infected with blight ;a. can I leave courgette plants which are doing very well, peppers,chilly peppers, aubergines and strawberry plants in situ or are they susceptible to blight ?b. what will I spray ground with now ?c. how long should I leave after spraying before planting again ?486I haven't been able to find an overwintering variety in the shops.The best I came across was one for sowing in February.This is not bad but it is not what I am looking for.Do you know of an overwintering variety.I was thinking of trying one of the Spring varieties anyway to see what happens.Much obliged for any help
Hi Gerry, Our tomato plant seems to be in trouble. The edges of the leaves have gone brown and now the fruits are going black before they ripen. It appears that the top half of each fruit turns black - the half furthest away from the stem. The plant is growing in a large pot in our south and west facing porch. Is there any solution to this? Thank you.
Can you please tell me how best to grow ginger? What is the best soil to grow it in and when do you harvest it. How is it best used in cooking?
I have tomatoes in the Greenhouse and some are rotting where they are attached to the plant. Also they are not ripening. I know weather is a problem not a lot of sun. The first tomatoes appeared end of May and are still not red.
I have 5 Ailsa Craig tomatoes growing in my unheated greenhouse. They were doing very well and had six trusses each. I read that the top should be pinched out after the sixth truss appears so that the tomatoes would develop. Soon after I pinched out the top, the tomatoes started to wilt and now look very sad.They have been watered and fed regularly but the greenhouse is quite cold because of the poor weather and the greenhouse has a few gaps between the glass and walls.