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by John
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting broad bean seeds end November
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Planting broad bean seeds end November

Hi Colin2016 Quite some time ago now Johnboy (is he still lurking here?) did an experiment involving planting groups of BB seeds in different positions and showed that the black scar down position gave the best germination results. He posted his results on forum but they may have been lost when old ...
by John
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting broad bean seeds end November
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Planting broad bean seeds end November

Totally agree with you Monika. This is by far the best way to grow broad beans - use the deep (12cm) trainers. I've found the varieties Jubilee Hysor or Witkiem Manita do very well when sown mid Feb. onwards and given a bit of protection while germinating. Don't bother with the trainer lids. Remembe...
by John
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: How would I check soil for contamination?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: How would I check soil for contamination?

Hi Stephen You best bet is to contact Environmental Health at your local council and explain your concerns. This is not the same as the Environment Agency. Try to arrange a site visit with one of their officers. They will advise you on what sort of tests for contaminants need to be carried out and a...
by John
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Please help with some plant identification
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: Please help with some plant identification

Hello Stephen I think that the second plant is common hogweed but it is difficult to tell without seeing the leaves. This can grow to 1 to 2m high and looks like a coarser version of cow parsley. It is quite easy to confuse it with giant hogweed which is toxic - even touching this might cause a seve...
by John
Sat May 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1169
Views: 148687

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the winners: 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially ...
by John
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1169
Views: 148687

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Hi Snooky
That's a real classic!
John
by John
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 293
Views: 36368

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Hi Primrose
Perhaps you planted your bulbs upside down!

John
by John
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I DID IT!
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Re: I DID IT!

Great stuff Diane
Are you in tandem with OH?

John
by John
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 19176

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Where's Mrs OH - gone off to fetch the ice creams?
John
by John
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ed. on R4
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Ed. on R4

Nice to hear you on Radio 4 this lunchtime Steve - good to get in a mention of the forum.
Well Done
John
by John
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Broadforks
Replies: 22
Views: 6546

Re: Broadforks

Hi Pa Snip
This looks rather like a tarmac fork and not a potato fork. Must be difficult to dig with as I guess its designed more for shoveling.
Regards
John
by John
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: On the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: On the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

"LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN"

John
by John
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Unsolicited mail
Replies: 28
Views: 5631

Re: Unsolicited mail

Pity the poor posties that have to deliver all this rubbish.
John
by John
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hard day at work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: Hard day at work?

http://marwoodhillgarden.co.uk/video-tour-1.html

I'm still trying to spot your cameo appearance in this video JB!

John
by John
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Red Currant Straining Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: Red Currant Straining Problems

Hello PC98 The problem may be with your recipe. I cup of water to 4lb fruit isn't enough. There don't seem to be any rules on the ratio of fruit to water with jellies but I simply put the fruit into a pan and just add enough liquid to barely cover the fruit then boil to a pulp. As for the cloudy res...

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