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by judyk
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Apple i d please
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Apple i d please

Hi All , hope your well? Been out foraging Apples on a old Golf course ( as you do) & found two really old Trees laden with these? 967B7201-04E4-4851-BE9B-F84E1EB0C888.jpeg Looks very much like Cox's Orange Pippin... exactly like the fruit we used to get off two old gnarly trees we inherited wi...
by judyk
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Worth the chance?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Worth the chance?

I'm a bit late spotting this, but if you still have any green peppers left and you have a polytunnel, or a shed that doesn't get too cold, try uprooting a couple of the plants and hanging them upside down from as high up as you can to get them into the warmest bit of air. This works well for ripenin...
by judyk
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Blue Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Blue Moon

For those who don't mind staying up, don't forget the Orionid meteor showers, which started on 2nd October and will peak at around 20th October. They start a little after midnight, and appear from the region of the constellation of Orion in the southeast of the sky. The moon will be setting early ov...
by judyk
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Garden glove recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Garden glove recommendations?

I just use basic gloves like these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-12-or-24-Pairs-Black-Nylon-PU-Safety-Work-Gloves-Builders-Grip-Gardening/181035416873?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 with fingerless mitts outside them for padding. Good for weeding and general jobs but ...
by judyk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Garden glove recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Garden glove recommendations?

My OH is a retired dry stone waller and always wore heavy duty red rubber gloves for his work, unlined, but in winter he would carry several thin woolly gloves and exchange them when they got sweaty during the day. Unfortunately, although thick, they would be no match for brambles or berberis! Than...
by judyk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Garden glove recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Garden glove recommendations?

Sainsbury's have green and grey cloth gloves that I find very comfortable, no protection against thorns and not waterproof but very comfy and cheap. Thanks for the suggestion Peter, but I've been through 3 pairs of these this summer. You're right, they are comfortable, but if they get damp they jus...
by judyk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Garden glove recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Garden glove recommendations?

I have a constant problem with finding garden gloves that last well and provide enough hand protection for the jobs that I do in the garden. I do a lot of pushing a heavy petrol mower about, a lot of digging and hoeing and at this time of year a lot of leaf raking, and all of these jobs tend to rub ...
by judyk
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Anyone interested in these recipes?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Anyone interested in these recipes?

Liking the sound of the spiced apple jelly. I have an apple overload & there are only so many pies, purees & dorset apple cakes that you can make. I bought a jelly at a food fest a few years ago with little flakes of chilli & some black seeds (maybe Nigella), anyway it was lovely with j...
by judyk
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Spiced Apple Jelly
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Spiced Apple Jelly

I make this jelly with cooking apples or crab apples, but any apple with a good flavour will do. Sweet and mealy doesn't work, though, I've found. You will need: 1) A large lidded preserving pan or other large lidded pan with a heavy base 2) A jelly bag, or a sieve lined with a muslin square (muslin...
by judyk
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Anyone interested in these recipes?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Anyone interested in these recipes?

I have some recipes for preserves and wines using apples, plums, damsons, quinces, sloes, greengages, blackberries, elderberries and bergamot oranges. I used to sell the results for charity at my workplace and they were all popular, and the ones listed below are the best of the bunch. I know that to...
by judyk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tall Pea's
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Tall Pea's

Never heard of them judyk but will look for them. I always risk a late sow of runners & peas in the hope I will have space in freezer for them as will have used the others up for sure. So they share the structure - sometimes I get lucky as down south, but think I will be in the freezer aisle th...
by judyk
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tall Pea's
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Tall Pea's

I got a free packet of "Champion of England" this year, and knowing nothing about it I tried some on a 6' willow frame and a few more on a spare bit of space I had on a metal arch (about 10' at the apex). Germination was good but I did lose about 25% after transplanting, which is not usual...
by judyk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Tomato ketchup with a difference
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tomato ketchup with a difference

Thanks for that! I am actually planning to replace all my bottles & jars this year as my mother-in-law gave them to me & although I was able to get new seals etc. that fitted initially I can't now, so probably a metric v's imperial issue. My larder is cool but ver full so we are converting ...
by judyk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Tomato ketchup with a difference
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tomato ketchup with a difference

Not too keen on hot but deffo like spicy! I maybe will do a mix of mustards as I progress! Why only 1 month if sterilised jars? OK when opened, but how long if sterilised & put in a dark but coolish larder do you think? Here I am planning in advance for the overload, I've loads of fruit but rip...
by judyk
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Tomato ketchup with a difference
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tomato ketchup with a difference

Thanks for that judyk! I was planning to make some ketchup with the overload this year and only just started looking for recipes & confused already! Perfect timing! That was lucky! I hope you enjoy it. The original recipe uses dry mustard powder - almost certainly English mustard, although they...

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