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by bazza1979
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: i want to use a old dog run for veg patch
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

i want to use a old dog run for veg patch

Hi all, I moved into my new house a month ago and have a huge garden that the previous tennants just used for there 2 dogs, there was no mess left when i moved in and the grass was all cut, so it is tidy but i wondered about things left in the soil like parasites etc, i am anxious to get growing and...
by bazza1979
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: Chinese artichokes aka crosnes
Replies: 5
Views: 2672

Re: Chinese artichokes aka crosnes

have you tried looking in a oriental/world food supermarket? we have severall in plymouth they sell all manor of things!
by bazza1979
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: mangold wurzels
Replies: 17
Views: 5251

Re: mangold wurzels

i've got the seeds for this year, it took me hours of searching the net for those yellow ones! :?
by bazza1979
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: mangold wurzels
Replies: 17
Views: 5251

Re: mangold wurzels

i know its a pretty old post but thought i'd say i got some mangel "yellow eckendorf" from suffolk herbs

http://www.suffolkherbs.com/kolist/1/VE ... 0/V228.htm

looking forward to making some wine with them! :roll:
by bazza1979
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Cull magpies or ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: Cull magpies or ???

why do we humans think we can go round killing other creatures just because we dont like something about them magpies naturally eat young birds and eggs,also small mammals and insects as well as other things, its NATURE, at least they dont eat mass produced, mutant, caged animals like the average hu...
by bazza1979
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Cucumber Advice needed and Marketmore mystery!
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: Cucumber Advice needed and Marketmore mystery!

i grew marketmore outside last year and i'm sorry to say i neglected them a little however they still produced a bumper crop the fruit was prickerly but i just rubbed it off???!!
by bazza1979
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: tyres on allotments
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: tyres on allotments

i saw on grand designs recently a couple built a house with a load of tyres, i'm not suggesting that but maybe u could build a low wall somewhere with them and fill them with herbs, for all the allotments guys and girls?
by bazza1979
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Fennel ideas.
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

Re: Fennel ideas.

i use fennel in stir frys and currys (parsnips are also very good in currys too!!) :P
by bazza1979
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Swede
Replies: 15
Views: 3809

Re: Swede

i made a cake with a rather large swede i had once just followed a carrot cake recepie and substituted carrot with swede, it had a unusual taste to say the least, it smelt of swede, but tasted alright!
by bazza1979
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: mangold wurzels
Replies: 17
Views: 5251

Re: mangold wurzels

thanks for that, was sure people probably used them for more than just animal fodder!
by bazza1979
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: mangold wurzels
Replies: 17
Views: 5251

mangold wurzels

i watched victorian farm last night on bbc2 and they were growing mangold wurzels for the animals they were quite big and i wondered if they tasted good maybe something like swede? my gran said in the old days they made a cough mixture from them??
might be quite fun to grow them? :P
by bazza1979
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: hops
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

thanks for that advice
by bazza1979
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: hops
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

hops

hello, i have just bought a hop vine on a whim :lol: i obviously know about hops for brewing, but i have heard the shoots in the spring are very tasty has anyone tried them?? :?:
by bazza1979
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Onion Ailsa Craig
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Onion Ailsa Craig

whilst turning out my mums loft when she recently moved i found some Onion Ailsa Craig seeds, they are "pelleted" and vacum seeled and are dated from the 70's does anyone think they would still germinate??? :)

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