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I save all the vacuum cleaner dust for about 3 or 4 months to feed my in ground tomatoes, today was the day they got fed before mulching with sugar cane mulch, I prefer this mulch to the usual as I hope there is plenty of sugar in it to feed the worms.
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A brace of cauliflower, the small one from outside the tunnel the large from inside.
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Now waiting for my garlic to die back so I can harvest, I have the first sweet corn ready to go in.
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I make sure I get plenty of glass killed fly's into the vacuum cleaner, they are like caviar to tomatoes. athumb..
 

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you could collect road kill and bury it 12 inches down in your poly tunnel, eh Clint.........
 

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you could collect road kill and bury it 12 inches down in your poly tunnel, eh Clint.........
Funnily enough growing Passion Fruit it is advised to bury one sheeps liver before planting the vine over the top, not sure if its an old wives tale, but certainly something adhered to for those planting a Nelly Kelly Passion fruit. Plants of the solanaceae family are carnivores, potatoes included, though I can't recall seeing a hairy stemmed potato.(which is used to trap bugs)
Yesterday I hoed and put a load of compost and feed around my rhubarb, will mulch it tomorrow.
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Grape fruit which I cannot now eat are in abundance, they are as sweet and juicy as an orange, I put it down to the tree being aside the compost bin, so heaps of nutrients are getting washed down
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Funnily enough growing Passion Fruit it is advised to bury one sheeps liver before planting the vine over the top, not sure if its an old wives tale, but certainly something adhered to for those planting a Nelly Kelly Passion fruit. Plants of the solanaceae family are carnivores, potatoes included, though I can't recall seeing a hairy stemmed potato.(which is used to trap bugs)
Yesterday I hoed and put a load of compost and feed around my rhubarb, will mulch it tomorrow.
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Grape fruit which I cannot now eat are in abundance, they are as sweet and juicy as an orange, I put it down to the tree being aside the compost bin, so heaps of nutrients are getting washed down
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What your allergic to them?
 

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What your allergic to them?
I'm not allowed to eat grapefruit either - in my case because I'm on blood pressure pills, it amplifies the effects.
Still I can always have a cascade beer instead. Maybe it'd be more palatable if I put some sugar on it?
 

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What your allergic to them?
Same as Cwrw666 stated anyone on any medication should avoid grapefruit, grapefruit has the ability to either cancel out the medication or make it dangerously more potent. Seville oranges does the same so marmalade should be avoided too. The other thing is it can cause uric acid to build up in your joints, which is what it did to me. Built up in my thumbs and is extremely painful, stopped drinking grapefruit juice and went back to normal.
 

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Tidying up, pinching out the side shoots of the tomatoes. Will be planting out my second lot of King's Cobra runners tomorrow, two lots of dwarf beans Brown Beauty and Simba, my St Valery carrots are now coming up. Got a gold for them last year, not a Medwyn Williams type of gold, just a Gold Movie Pass.asad1
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Fruit bats eating my mandarins, I could net the tree but there is nothing worse than confronting a bat with a 6 foot wing span and teeth like a pit bull trapped in a net.:cool:
 

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anyone on any medication should avoid grapefruit, grapefruit has the ability to either cancel out the medication or make it dangerously more potent.
There are lists out there of drug interactions and they include grapefruit so you can check if you can have it or not.
 

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There are lists out there of drug interactions and they include grapefruit so you can check if you can have it or not.
I have noticed that some medications carry warnings about grapefruit, wasn't aware there is a list.

Grapefruit = Gout for me :(

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Mine was only in the thumb joints but it was painful.
 

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Finally got my garlic out of the ground, now to dry it off.
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We are still in spring and Thursday the temperature got to 40.9 C for the last few years I have not been able to grow Scarlet Runners because of the heat, I am hoping that the climbing French beans can hold out against the heat we will get this summer.
 

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Progress on some of the crops in the ground.
Black cherry toms getting near their beheading stage.
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Never grown Cherokee toms before but seems similar to behavior of Rouge de Marmande, all over the place like a mad womans tish.Got left behind because some one forgot to turn the water on.:D
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The in the ground toms doing well these are the Tommy Toe variety with Money Maker and Honey Bee at the back.
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Over two tonne of compost turned today, love the smell of fresh compost, and even more a well deserved pint of Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter clone, still young another week or so of conditioning but hits the spot and a good session beer coming up.
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Hands under the haulms plucked out some new Kestrel spuds for tonight's dinner anything better than new potatoes?
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