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by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.
Replies: 53
Views: 805

Re: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.

After nearly a month's worth of rain since yesterday lunch time the hen run has pools of water in all the hollows the hens have made for dust baths. I'll have to get some ducks. The wind doesn't seem to have caused any damage apart from blowing a lot of apples and pears off. At least the sun is out ...
by PLUMPUDDING
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Anybody going to Malvern Autumn Show

Yes Geoff, I got stocked up with a few things at the spring show. Can't go wrong for a pound and they're good quality seeds.
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.
Replies: 53
Views: 805

Re: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.

The bees like dry sandy/stony soil. If they put a nice thick layer of manure on it the bees wouldn't find the texture so attractive. Shame to make them homeless though.
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.
Replies: 38
Views: 467

Re: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.

Very nice caulie Pa even better that you enjoyed your cauliflower cheese.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Is this a Mushroom
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Is this a Mushroom

They don't look like any edible ones I've seen. Be extremely cautious even if you think you know what they are, even experts have accidentally poisoned themselves.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.
Replies: 53
Views: 805

Re: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.

I've found two tubs of grape juice in the freezer and it's very nice. I've not checked my grapes for a week, so hope they're still ok. They needed to ripen up a bit more when I tasted them. I might make wine from them this year as we've drunk all the 2015 batch. I've two gallons of red currant and w...
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Butternut Sqush harvesting
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Butternut Sqush harvesting

Lovely squash Colin. I'd leave it quite a bit longer until it has gone a darker colour with not so much greenness and the skin has toughened up a bit. The stalk will also harden and dry out. The plants will die back too. Yours looks still quite green.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.
Replies: 53
Views: 805

Re: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.

You're lucky Stephen, it's been showery here and cool, but nice and warm in the few sunny spells. I'm still trying to pick and store all the apples. The Sunset are all starting to fall off and the pears are almost ready too. I was considering juicing some of the Early Worcesters as they don't keep. ...
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Top 50 posters
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Top 50 posters

Yes OH, he said he got them from here but I couldn't remember if he said Clive or Peter. I've got some saved for next year.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Second hand tools
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Second hand tools

Yes that's what it looks like. I've got the Wolfgarten handle so might invest in the attachment. My antique one has come apart at one side and needs welding. It's a very useful tool.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Top 50 posters
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Top 50 posters

They are very nice peas Clive. I'm still growing them and saving the seeds. I think Johnboy sent me the originals. Pity he no longer joins us on the forum.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.
Replies: 53
Views: 805

Re: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.

The frost will kill it outside. They're quite tender. Don't know if you'll get away with over wintering it undercover.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.
Replies: 38
Views: 467

Re: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.

That's huge Robo. What variety is it?
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.
Replies: 38
Views: 467

Re: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.

Just thought, if it was a show I should have polished them all. I noticed that a lot of the veg on display at Harrogate looked as if it had had talcum powder on it to make it shiny.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.
Replies: 38
Views: 467

Re: LETS HAVE OUR OWN SHOW.

Tomato Cornu des Andes, Sweet Dumpling squash and long sweet peppers from seeds I saved from an Italian shop bought one.
Early Worcester apples and Conference pears.

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