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Post by Ploshkin 4th August 2022, 11:31 am

I've started a general August in the garden thread as I wasn't sure if the bean one was supposed to be that.
My fruit cage, erected in the first lockdown, has really proved itself. It's good to be able to leave fruit until properly ripe without it being pinched by the birds. My decision to try stepover apples seems to be a sound one. The back of the fruit cage is a couple of feet from a thick, stone shed wall and acts as a good heat source. This is my James Grieve (wouldn't have been my first choice but it was almost impossible to get anything in early 2020. I also have a Worcester which was smaller and is slower but has 3 good sized fruit on one arm.
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The other thing that is really proving its worth is the green mesh tunnel (Walk In Wonderwall) I have never had such undamaged greens. I do have a bit of a problem though - massive cabbages that are ready now and we don't really eat much cabbage in August! I really need to get my cabbage timing better though I recall these were some garden centre plugs.
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Post by Chilli-head 4th August 2022, 3:29 pm

Hah ! I too have cabbage that needs eating in August. There is a limit to the amount of coleslaw one family needs.

I weeded around my lettuce last night - they look fairly good despite the conditions being a long way from ideal.
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