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by KG Tony
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Garlic Preferences
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Garlic Preferences

Anyone planting garlic this autumn (or already done so perhaps?).

Hardneck or softneck?

Any varieties you would recommend? I've just planted 'Czechmate' (a hardneck variety) in pots.

Anyone start their garlic cell modules first for later transplanting?
by KG Tony
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Knives on the Allotment
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Knives on the Allotment

There's been much in the press recently about knife crime. "Basically, it is illegal to carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less. https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives" Just wondered if anyone had run into prob...
by KG Tony
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Pricking Out Tomato Seedlings - Leaf or stem?
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Pricking Out Tomato Seedlings - Leaf or stem?

Well, if you look at the March issue of KG it looks like our expert gardeners have different approaches to pricking out tomato seedlings. On page 33 we have the instruction: "Handle the seedling by its leaves, NEVER the delicate stem” (Ben Vanheems). But then on page 11 we have Joyce Russell ha...
by KG Tony
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4010

Re: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?

Fresh coriander towards the end of cooking a curry gives it that something extra I find. Chive flowers especially nice in salads. :)
by KG Tony
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4010

Re: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?

Don't seem to have had a problem - you can always add the cloves a little later I suppose...
by KG Tony
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4010

Re: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?

Don't seem to have had a problem - you can always add the cloves a little later if they're getting cindered.
by KG Tony
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4010

Re: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?

We like to roast our potatoes with cloves of garlic and sprigs of thyme; rosemary over the roasted carrots :)
by KG Tony
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Top tips to start seed off
Replies: 91
Views: 7487

Re: Top tips to start seed off

I got this through from Simply Seed recently that pepper sowers might find interesting: The Cheats Guide to Germinating Chilli and Pepper Seeds. What you need: One packet of our chilli seeds - you can reseal them, and they are foil lined! One piece of kitchen roll. A splash of water. A bit of heat. ...
by KG Tony
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Cooking Mince
Replies: 30
Views: 3351

Re: cooking mince

I popped just one of my Carolina Reapers into last night's chill con carne. First time I've used a CR. Have to say it was a warm meal, but not excessively so - in fact, it was the best chilli con carne we'd had in a long time. Put a few Super Chillies in the last one but it turned out very tame. I g...
by KG Tony
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-winter Bits and Bobs - 2016/17
Replies: 95
Views: 5112

Re: Mid-winter Bits and Bobs - 2016/17

Whilst reluctantly cleaning out the pantry over the weekend I happened up on two 'Germidour' garlic bulbs that I had obviously bought in the autumn but must have dropped down the back. Anyway, spent some of yesterday afternoon happily planting out two rows. The sun was out, the sky was wonderfully c...
by KG Tony
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Superoot Air Pots
Replies: 32
Views: 3240

Re: Superoot Air Pots

Good point - I do have some of these in the shed so will try them out this year to see what happens.
by KG Tony
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Oyster mushrooms
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Oyster mushrooms

We were sent one of these pearly oyster mushroom kits from http://espressomushroom.co.uk/.
Got a decent first crop: after a couple of weeks:
by KG Tony
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Superoot Air Pots
Replies: 32
Views: 3240

Re: Superoot Air Pots

As a previous member has mentioned, they work on the principle that when the roots make contact with the air through the holes they are effectively 'pruned' which then stimulates further root development. If you're interested in finding out more about them go to: http://air-pot.com.
by KG Tony
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A personal message for New Year 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: A personal message for New Year 2017

That's truly inspirational Pa Snip and an example to all in present and future adversity. Wishing you all the best for 2017 and more words of wisdom from you on the forum!
by KG Tony
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Merry Christmas!

Have a great Christmas everyone and have a brilliant 2017.

In the words of Lao Tzu:

"To see things in the seed, that is genius."

from all of us here at KG! :)

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