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by Tigger
Sun May 24, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: "How to grow tasty tomatoes"
Replies: 18
Views: 3878

Re: "How to grow tasty tomatoes"

We only grow grafted toms now, as we do cucumbers. They have a much bigger yield and rarely suffer from lack of water. We do San Marzano for cooking and preserving and a range of others for eating, baking, salads, etc, including cherry, purple, black and beef varieties. We grow them in a tunnel in b...
by Tigger
Sun May 24, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: WANTED - Porophyllum coloratum
Replies: 6
Views: 2345

Re: WANTED - Porophyllum coloratum

Count me in. What would you like in return?
by Tigger
Sun May 24, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: about losing weight
Replies: 16
Views: 3875

Re: about losing weight

I would offer 2 contributions...........as I manage Public Health in my job, Slimming World has the greatest success in getting people to lose weight. My other offer would be that Michel Roux has done extensive research into the use and impact of eggs and he has failed to find a connection between w...
by Tigger
Sun May 24, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Shallot problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3584

Re: Shallot problem

Why don't you go back to Marshalls? We had a dodgy delivery of Strawberries this year and they agreed to replace them. The second delivery is much better quality.
by Tigger
Sun May 24, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Snakes Head Fritilleries
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Re: Snakes Head Fritilleries

We lost all of ours this year too and I assumed it was because of the wet. Our land tends to be rather damp and we've had a fair amount of rain, so we've lost all of ours.
by Tigger
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Cabbage politics.
Replies: 29
Views: 4748

Re: Cabbage politics.

We don't like the stalks either, whether cabbage or kale. A good M&S product is their creamed cabbage with nutmeg. I aspire to produce that!
by Tigger
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 21
Views: 2303

Re: Happy Birthday.

Glad you enjoyed it. Happy Birthday!
by Tigger
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Parsnip seedlings in seed pots
Replies: 19
Views: 4904

Re: Parsnip seedlings in seed pots

I use Johnboy's system for parsnips. Sow fresh seed onto damp kitchen towel and wait until the seeds germinate. Then sow directly into the ground or use loo rolls, root trainers or those card/coir pots until they get established then tear out the bottom of the pots before planting them into the open...
by Tigger
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tigger OBE
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

Re: Tigger OBE

Thank you. :oops:
by Tigger
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: 2015 Big Allotment Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 5983

Re: 2015 Big Allotment Challenge

I thought last year's was better when they worked in pairs.

Thane Prince could make sugar taste sour!
by Tigger
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tigger OBE
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

Re: Tigger OBE

I got it for services to vulnerable people. 39 years in the NHS, third sector and local government, but that's just my job. As far as I know the Department of Health nominated me, supported by the Local Government Association and endorsed by my boss. Since I went to Gloucestershire in 2010 I have do...
by Tigger
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tigger OBE
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

Tigger OBE

I got an OBE in the New Year's Honours. Very unexpected but not bad for an Irish immigrant! Do you think they get to see the list in heaven? My dad would be beaming with pride. :D
by Tigger
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: Happy New Year!

I've got a longer list than usual this year, but no doubt some will fall off! Happy New Year everyone!
by Tigger
Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: Happy Birthday.

And from me. :D
by Tigger
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Just found out why I can't get brussels-tops.
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Just found out why I can't get brussels-tops.

You can get them in Waitrose or Marks. We love them although neither of us like sprouts.

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