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by jane E
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MyHermes
Replies: 14
Views: 4068

MyHermes

I've been waiting for an incubator which I've bought on ebay and which was being delivered by MyHermes.I bought it on 27th Sept. It was shipped on 3rd Oct and MyHermes 'attempted' to deliver it on 8th Sept. Since then the seller has been chasing them and given me several dates for delivery but nothi...
by jane E
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ready for the spring!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3738

Re: Ready for the spring!!!

I was pulling your leg but you can't hear the inflection in my voice online, so that's the last time I do that - sorry.
by jane E
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: No dig course
Replies: 48
Views: 9612

Re: No dig course

I'm SO glad I actually recommended his book on winter veg. It wasn't only the no dig but the way in which he prepared for winter harvests and analysed them. It's so much easier to start sowing in spring and then think - 'well that's done'. Then come the gluts and we end up in the autumn with a plot ...
by jane E
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ready for the spring!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3738

Re: Ready for the spring!!!

I'm glad to hear you admit to being pampered!!
I could add a few more things - but I'll forbear.
by jane E
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Scandalous or what!
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Scandalous or what!

I'm a fan of Sarpo Axona. It grows well in any weathers, has broken up heavy clay for me, keeps very well, is impervious to blight and produces big tubers which are easy to peel and make super mash. I'm not about to change to something which is untried. I'm not a particular fan of expensive seed mer...
by jane E
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early spring bits & bobs.
Replies: 137
Views: 16563

Re: Early spring bits & bobs.

Started on indoor sowing today - broad beans in root trainers - tomatoes, peppers and lettuce. Feel a lot better having made a start.
by jane E
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Magazine

Sorted problem. My husband didn't recognise the direct debit and so cancelled it!! It's just taken effect this year and I've started missing my magazine. I've done another direct debit order. Also got back issue of Feb. I think he's feeling suitably badly about it - not said much, but i don't think ...
by jane E
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Magazine

My March copy of Kitchen Garden hasn't arrived yet but I notice it in the shops. Has everyone else got theirs?
by jane E
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Car Wash
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Car Wash

We get a lot of East European people doing car washes in our area. I wondered if car washes are franchised. I admire the work ethic of those that do car washing because it is hard work, not very pleasant conditions and probably not highly paid. I sometimes wonder why English people out of work are n...
by jane E
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Serotonin in cooked tomatoes
Replies: 8
Views: 2008

Re: Serotonin in cooked tomatoes

Isn't it nice when you find you have done something right!! -accidentally. I had a glut of tomatoes and made them into tomato sauce/ketchup and have a cupboard full of jars which I have been using in all my cooking this winter.
by jane E
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Snow
Replies: 83
Views: 8522

Re: Snow

A slight dusting of icing sugar snow flakes here in east Leics this morning - much colder than of late.
by jane E
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Supermarket tomato's
Replies: 25
Views: 4065

Re: Supermarket tomato's

When we were young my mother kept spare butter etc in a food safe down an old air raid shelter. I hated being asked to go and get it - down a flight of steps and into the dark with spiders etc! The milk was put in a saucepan of cold water which was periodically renewed during the day. My grandmother...
by jane E
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New approach to rhubarb
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

Re: New approach to rhubarb

Henhouse material can be very strong. You don't find it burns the rhubarb, do you?
by jane E
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It's marmalade time again
Replies: 19
Views: 2822

Re: It's marmalade time again

On setting marmalade - use preserving sugar - less boiling time needed and so you get a lighter colour and fresher taste. If you like the heavy taste and dark colour from long boiling, DON'T use preserving sugar!! A bottle of Certo is always a useful standby and usually works. I don't do my marmalad...
by jane E
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New approach to rhubarb
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

New approach to rhubarb

I've tried something new with my rhubarb this year. I always let the frost and cold weather get at the crowns in the first part of the winter - done that just the same. Then I usually pile manure over it and a few buckets over the first patch to emerge above the manure to get some really sweet force...

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