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by Westi
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2742

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

What a co-incidence - got an e-mail today from'Pay Pal' telling me They had de-activated my account due to suspicious activity. 'Restored Now Yours Accounts Has been Closed Temporarily'? is the heading - not quite got a grasp of the language & how strange the e-mail address this came from was in...
by Westi
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2742

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

I've got the Amazon one several times - dead give away with the spelling mistakes but I bet it catches out some people. Is it true if you are silly & respond the bank will not compensate you back? I have been hacked twice through Pay Pal & was not aware of that & didn't even buy anything...
by Westi
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Radicchio
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Radicchio

I'm not sure what variety mine is but they are round & fairly tight. I find the outer leaves rot so these have to be peeled off throughout the autumn & winter so you just end up with the small centre, which is paler & nowhere as bitter as the outer leaves so great for a contrast bite in ...
by Westi
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: December issue
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: December issue

Mine are at the back in the shade of the hedge row & grow far too well! They are so tall they will find any sun they want/need anyway. It is almost impossible to get every tuber out for sure but worth the effort to try at least, so they are thinned for the next year so you have a chance of large...
by Westi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Seaweed compost.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Seaweed compost.

I had never heard of this & only used & seen liquid mixes, but it popped up on one of the US garden sites I read & I thought that could be good for the Asparagus bed as they are a sea side crop by nature. After I found it & got over the shock of the price I bought it anyway. I was th...
by Westi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2742

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Hi Viv - & welcome deadends_no (just spotted your post). My hay bales were pretty much a failure but I'm sure that was the fact they were outside & I didn't really get the hot weather. I might try again though, not thinking of success with the growing bit but the used bales have created a go...
by Westi
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2742

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Cold, wet, windy & pretty miserable down at the plot today, but despite the pup's assistance I have the new raspberry & strawberry beds planted up with all the appropriate pup deterrents in place - well after she demonstrated how high she could jump so technically it is prototype No. 2. I su...
by Westi
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mental health
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Mental health

I don't think it is really made clear how hard it is to get started. You are given a plot with weeds galore, mine was a virgin plot & never worked, but it was quite good fun hiding in amongst the weeds to wind up the dog! And yes I stuffed my back for a bit. Then the seed sowing advice did not r...
by Westi
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mental health
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Mental health

All is not lost for them though if KG maybe took this on with bite sized bits to get them started. We know it can make you feel great or if not great certainly better for just being amongst it, but maybe KG can do something more positive even if contacting the voluntary or registered charities to ge...
by Westi
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mental health
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Mental health

The flip side I have found is the number of people on the FB growing sites who are devastated that their crops did not grow or were attacked due to lack of protection. It is great to grow but many of those recommending this for mental health just extol the virtues of growing without the flip side of...
by Westi
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2742

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

I didn't expect to be picking off cabbage white caterpillars on the brassica's today. We had 2 small frosts & I haven't seen a cabbage white on the wing. Basically stripped the foliage off the swedes, found the kohl rabi & got through the netting on the Collards I am trying this year.
by Westi
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2742

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Shallot man if she is able to come, in so much able to walk around with you then she can come. She may have problems with wearing a mask so chat to the staff & they should have stickers or a lanyard she can wear around her neck to say she is mask exempt. It just stops those awkward moments or th...
by Westi
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2742

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

I expect they will grow for you Stravaig, they are pretty hardy & stand well but you could always harvest before your soil freezes & store them in a clamp to take as required.
by Westi
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: National Curry Week
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: National Curry Week

Blimey Primrose I spend a fair bit of time on the recipe sites & not heard of that & living down here with the earners in their big houses some strange things pop up at the 'green' supermarket, which I only visit as got a proper fresh fish counter & that is compared to the one on the fis...
by Westi
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 85
Views: 6736

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Cook them like a jacket spud & when out melt garlic butter into the flesh, (or just butter & pepper), wonderful roasted, makes fab soups, with plain sweet potato or pimp it up with some Asian flavours. Basically anything you can do with a pumpkin you can just substitute sweet potato but they...

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