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by pillbug
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: gardeners world
Replies: 12
Views: 3642

I think GW is filmed in not suprised they`re wearing jumpers,where is all this sunshine?
by pillbug
Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Hollow potatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 3742

I think I read somewhere that the Sarpos,although the plant tops stay healthy and growing if left to long the potatoes can go hollow,I know ours were still flowering when we lifted them 3 weeks ago.I don`t know about other varieties tho`.
by pillbug
Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Nearly time for Malvern
Replies: 57
Views: 9961

Is it the sunday that you are meeting up?
by pillbug
Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 28
Views: 7522

They started migrating from here weeks ago,there are still a handful left.I took photos of the sky just full of them on 28 aug.I thought it seemed early but I normally miss the mass collection and take off.It was spectacular and loud!
by pillbug
Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Making apple juice
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

We are doing the same thing and have found that it is the initial juice that is that brown sludgy stuff so if you screw the press a little bit then wait until it stops,carry on like this so you can just save the clear for juice.There is probably a better way.If you do make cider you just put into de...
by pillbug
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Cauliflower help
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Two more caulies to come all but one,which bolted have been small but perfect and as predicted have spread themselves over the season which suites our use so will be growing again next year.I work in theatres and had not thought of nicking theatre hats,breaking the leaves over was quick and works we...
by pillbug
Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Pink Fir Apples
Replies: 18
Views: 10821

Johnboy-has spraying with acid been banned or something,the fields round here have been sprayed with something and the potato tops are fading fast,we assumed it was acid as usual,certainly warning sign are on some footpaths.
by pillbug
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Butternut squash mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

If it`s any help if you peel and dice butternut it freezes very well without going mushy when you defrost.
by pillbug
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Replies: 7
Views: 3075

No rush,they store forever!
by pillbug
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Malvern Autumn Show
Replies: 78
Views: 15799

I will be going to the show,if I`m brave enough to meet you where will you be?I know you all only met a year ago but it does still seem a bit daunting..or am I just being a wuz?
by pillbug
Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: buttercups
Replies: 12
Views: 4279

I with you there Chez. I`m also growing winter festival,they sounded good on the packet,there are lots of them and they seem to be growing quickly now.Does anyone know how big they should get,they are about grapefruit size with smooth yellos skins which must change as they are supposed to be long ke...
by pillbug
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: freezing carrots
Replies: 5
Views: 3311

We`ve frozen carrots,at £2.50 for 10kg from our local they are too many to eat before they turn,so we peel and slice lengthways pop into bags and freeze.They seem to freeze well,I don`t know if the flavour is affected as I`ve never frozen straight from the garden and shop bought have alread...
by pillbug
Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: apples
Replies: 11
Views: 3589

Submariner What is the address of The Hereford Apple Society,We`ve got 2 remaining trees,have been to some apple occasions but they`re usually in sept/oct and 1 dessert apple is ready about now and does not keep. We`ve got early windfall from this tree and the birds are moving in so they are almost ...
by pillbug
Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Aubergines and sunshine
Replies: 13
Views: 4527

We`ve been eating moneymaker aubergines for a few weeks and each plant still have about 8 developing fruit each,the other plain green ones are producing 2 fruit but they are larger.
by pillbug
Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Nantes frubund?
Replies: 4
Views: 1947

My seeds are from thompson & morgan if thats any help.Thanks for the timing Allan,I should have a bit of ground free then.

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