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by Angi
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Figs
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Figs

He would be delighted to know he's considered wise!
by Angi
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Figs
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Figs

Hi Beryl. He's almost better. I think he's enjoyed being looked after, and of course he's been able to sit and watch me work on the allotment!!
by Angi
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Figs
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Figs

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 ...
by Angi
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Figs
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Figs

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!
by Angi
Tue May 05, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: aubergines
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Re: aubergines

I've grown them quite successfully in a cold frame with no top on, if you see what I mean (no rude comments, please!!)
by Angi
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Re: Asparagus

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!
by Angi
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Asparagus

Not a question, but had to tell you I've just eaten my first asparagus of the year and very yummy it was!!
by Angi
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: How to treat last of the parsnips
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: How to treat last of the parsnips

Jamie Oliver has a lovely recipe for parsnip and ginger soup. I've used the last of my parsnips for soup and frozen it.
by Angi
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Spuds, Carrots & Blueberries
Replies: 7
Views: 2476

Re: Spuds, Carrots & Blueberries

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!
by Angi
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Wood Ash
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Wood Ash

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.
by Angi
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Stockli dryer
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: Stockli dryer

Ah yes, someone else mentioned that book to me. I will have to have a look at it, and also try googling fruit leather. Thanks everyone.
by Angi
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Stockli dryer
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: Stockli dryer

Sounds yummy. I will definitely try some when my raspberries ripen.
by Angi
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Lemon Tree - is it safe outside with a fleece cover?
Replies: 11
Views: 5103

Re: Lemon Tree - is it safe outside with a fleece cover?

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...
by Angi
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Stockli dryer
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: Stockli dryer

Yummy, fruit leathers. I've never made them. Do you have any recipes?
by Angi
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: How do I install an arch?
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: How do I install an arch?

Hello again. I pushed mine in as far as the first horizontal bar; not a metre, more like 60cm.

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