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  Topic: attractive edibles for tubs in front garden
Marts

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 11 7:36 pm   Subject: attractive edibles for tubs in front garden
I'm growing [url=http://www.realseeds.co.uk/unusualtubers.html]OCA this year in small potato bags and it's thriving - it also looks beautiful.

Another option is a sweet Pepper like [url=http://www. ...
  Topic: a shed load of parsley
Marts

Replies: 16
Views: 8118
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 11 9:41 am   Subject: a shed load of parsley
I made Chilli olive oil last year by just dumping whole chillis in the oil and leaving them there.

A few of them got mould growth in the oil (although I still used it all)

What would be the best ...
  Topic: Peppers
Marts

Replies: 15
Views: 3807
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 11 7:57 pm   Subject: Peppers
Things seem to be working. I would keep going. At least until you think there are enough peppers on an individual plant. It's not really that much effort for the peppery joy is it?
  Topic: Le Parfait (Kilner) Problem
Marts

Replies: 3
Views: 1772
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 11 5:05 pm   Subject: Le Parfait (Kilner) Problem
Genius!

Cheers Sean.

I always wondered what the point of that thing was.....
  Topic: Le Parfait (Kilner) Problem
Marts

Replies: 3
Views: 1772
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 11 5:02 pm   Subject: Le Parfait (Kilner) Problem
I can't get the thing open!!!
Last years passata is looking so teasingly at me, but nothing seems to budge the hold of the seal.

Any suggestions??
  Topic: Powdery mildew on my courgettes :(
Marts

Replies: 8
Views: 2671
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 11 7:03 pm   Subject: Powdery mildew on my courgettes :(
I've found that I'm more prone to get mildewed courgettes if they are too close together, or the air circulation is restricted by other things.

Generally if I give courgettes room to breathe they s ...
  Topic: First potatoes from the polytunnel.
Marts

Replies: 6
Views: 2084
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon May 02, 11 2:43 pm   Subject: First potatoes from the polytunnel.
Mine are well on the way, but outside so another month or so to go yet.
  Topic: So what have you sown so far?
Marts

Replies: 61
Views: 26539
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 1:19 pm   Subject: So what have you sown so far?
woohoo! all my chilli varieties are now germinated, even the Bhut Jolokia ones. the packet said that germination was erratic and needed temperatures of 28-35C... my ancient but trusty propagator str ...
  Topic: So what have you sown so far?
Marts

Replies: 61
Views: 26539
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 11 10:07 pm   Subject: So what have you sown so far?
Sorry if it's off topic, but Shan - what's an "exploding cucumber"? & if it actually explodes, why grow it?

Here you go - second from last variety

http://www.realseeds.co.uk/cucumbers.html
  Topic: So what have you sown so far?
Marts

Replies: 61
Views: 26539
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 11 10:00 pm   Subject: So what have you sown so far?
Lots of chillis in the heated propogator - with pretty poor germination rates so far.

Romanesco Globe artichokes

A couple of rows of root parsley and carrots.

And my potatoes (swift and int-l ...
  Topic: Lidl fruit trees!
Marts

Replies: 19
Views: 7103
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 11 8:21 am   Subject: Lidl fruit trees!
Trees were all sold out here, but I got a gooseberry and a blackberry for £1.49 each
  Topic: Pork belly
Marts

Replies: 13
Views: 6218
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 11 7:18 pm   Subject: Pork belly
Pressed pork belly is delicious, the only recipe that I consistently do to restaurant beating standards! You slow-cook, press, trim and then re-cook on a high heat just before serving.

It's a Ramsa ...
  Topic: Horseradish question
Marts

Replies: 13
Views: 3656
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 11 11:43 am   Subject: Horseradish question
That's very kind Cab. I will PM you.

I'm thinking that it will be in a potato planter bag, as I've been reading some of the horror stories in old posts.
  Topic: Horseradish question
Marts

Replies: 13
Views: 3656
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 11 11:38 am   Subject: Horseradish question
I'd like to establish some Horseradish this year, but when i've looked for it at nurseries it seems to cost £8-10 for a few roots.

Does anyone know where I can buy a few roots cheaper? Is it sold i ...
  Topic: Mead
Marts

Replies: 27
Views: 22932
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jan 30, 11 5:40 pm   Subject: Mead
A famous (or maybe infamous) recipe is Joe Mattolli“s ancient orange mead.

I make a batch every year and it never fails to be great. I“ve encouraged friends who never thought of brewing before to g ...
 
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