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A couple of interesting "facts" - can't guarantee their validity. Just near Stony Stratford , on the road to Banbury, is a village with two pubs. One is the Cock, which was used as a coach horse change point, the other the Bull. One night there was a fire at the Cock, with many guests maki...
- Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:43 pm
- Forum: Best practices
- Topic: re-using pickling vinegar
- Replies: 2
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I'm busy pickling beetroot with Sarsons Pickling vinegar, but it can get quite expensive. Is it OK to save the vinegar from the previous year's pots and re-use it, perhaps with a "freshener"? I expect the seasonings in the old vinegar will have lost some of their strength.
- Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:46 am
- Forum: General chatter
- Topic: Only ‘old’ compost available
- Replies: 11
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Welcome Petunia. My wife and I love the Norfolk coast and have friends in Fakenham. Just one comment on responses to your posts: If you use chicken manure pellets, I find they take aeons to break down so I always soak them for several days and then just use the liquid. But our experts may have other...
What exactly is the difference between seed compost and, say, No 3. Can you add anything to seed to turn it into No3? I ask because I've got seed, but now cannot buy any potting-on compost. Thanks for advice.
- Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:30 pm
- Forum: Growing places
- Topic: Quality of purchased compost
- Replies: 7
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I've been using Jacks Magic, which seems OK, but forgot to purchase the No3 for potting on. Would giving the JM a dose of Phostrogen or dilute chicken manure turn it into roughly No3?
My local garden store (Fairalls) sells gloves which seem to be good value. They're Pro Latex Grip Gloves called 'Ox', cotton with a latex coating on the palm and the Mechanical Data is: Abrasion resistance -level 2 Cut Blade resistance - Level 3 Tear resistance- Level 4 Puncture resistance - Level 2...
I've got a very old quince tree, it was mature when we moved in 60 years ago. About 20 years ago it began to look a bit tangled and diseased and the fruit rotted early so I pruned it very heavily, taking just about every shoot off and leaving just four main trunks. I sprayed these with tar oil and t...
Yes, it is, I had no idea how much 3gm was! Still, they're in 2 separate sealed packets and dated Sept 2021, so I'll use a fair few and I have friends who'll take some - as well as eating the lettuces!
Has anyone got any winter lettuce seeds, such as Vaillant. None of my local shops and garden centres seem to stock them andI I can't ask Suttons or a supplier for just one packet! I'll happily pay for them or refund the postage. Many thanks.
- Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:47 pm
- Forum: General chatter
- Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
- Replies: 25
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Our local pub has a collection of ducks and chickens, living happily all together, in an enclosure next to the children's playground in the garden. The kids love them!
My Pablo were given to me by a friend who is a semi-commercial gardener. The problem with buying them is that Moles appear to only sell them in batches of 2,500 minimum, for £6.50. Which is good value if you want 2,500! Anyone know how long they remain useable if stored in the fridge?
You don't have to let sit for an hour as long as you can accurately judge length of time it needs to cook them evenly. I just find it a bit more reliable to get them cooked to the centre by letting them carry on cooking in their own heat - and you don't burn your fingers on peeling!
A couple of months ago my beetroot were attacked by leaf miner and lots of leaves began to turn brown. I thought I'd had it as far as a good crop was concerned, but to my surprise I've had the best crop ever, with some beets getting to the size of a small grapefruit! (The seeds were Moles F1 Pablo)....