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Hello Johnboy! Yes, I've been so busy, last year with my wedding, which seemed to completely take over my life, and this year I've had a poorly but recovering husband and so much allotment produce to deal with. I'm just starting to see some calm water ahead and hope to get back into the forum. I've ...
According to my freezer book, figs freeze perfectly. Wrap each one well and bag up. When needed defrost at room temp and they're as good as fresh. I have frozen some of mine this year but have yet to defrost one to confirm this information. Hope this helps!
OH, no, they just sit there in all weather. I do cover them up with compost in the Autumn and again in March. Mine are 5 year's old and I grew them from seed so I'm quite proud of the little fellas!
- Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:10 am
- Forum: Seasonal tips
- Topic: Spuds, Carrots & Blueberries
- Replies: 7
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Vinegar is used as a weedkiller by some people. If you spray it onto weeds on a sunny day it kills them (can't quite remember how - something to do with water evaporation from the leaves). Apparently vodka has the same effect. What a waste!
Anything that fruits loves it - tomatoes, peppers, that sort of thing, onions too. If you have any overwintering onions, garlic put some round them. It washes into the soil very quickly so for use round toms, etc save some in a bucket or bag somewhere dry.
- Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:43 pm
- Forum: Best practices
- Topic: Lemon Tree - is it safe outside with a fleece cover?
- Replies: 11
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Lemon trees are fairly tolerant of low temperatures, but they hate wet conditions. They also thrive if the roots are restricted. Is yours in a pot now? I would recommend potting it rather than planting it directly into the garden, that way if really cold weather arrives you can bring it indoors. The...