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by sally wright
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Butternut Squash
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Dear Chantal, all squashes intended for storage need to be left until the first light frost of Autumn before picking. Unless that is the rain starts again or the plant has died and gone crispy. To aid ripening on the plant lift the squash off the ground onto a piece of carpet or straw and cut away a...
by sally wright
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Pink Fir Apples
Replies: 18
Views: 10302

Dear Fen, pfa are the longest growing potato available in the uk which need around 18-20 weeks from planting to maturity. If yours have not had so long then the tops need to remain for now. I tend to take off tops if they have blight, that they have become so long they are a hazard to passing cyclis...
by sally wright
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: PollyTunnel
Replies: 4
Views: 3031

Dear DahlisMarie, A poly tunnel(note the one l) is short for polythene tunnel. This is a large sheet of plastic stretched over two or more large hoops and the excess sheeting is held down by strips of wood at the base or is dug into a trench around the perimeter of the structure. Doors are in either...
by sally wright
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: One at my expense, but what is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Dear Peter,
it can't be a bee as bees can only sting once and the sting is left in the wound and the bee dies. Just thought you neded to know that.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Squashes recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 3177

Dear Allan, sweet dumpling is one of my favourites and is both tasty and good looking. Another advantage is that it is small and is convenient for single people to cook. It is microwavable if pierced (if not then the words from the Italian Job are forcibly brought to mind - you're not supposed to bl...
by sally wright
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: decent loppers
Replies: 7
Views: 4012

Dear All, the pole lopper from wilkinson is very good . We have one at work for about 4 years and considering the amount of work it gets it is still in remarkably good condition. It is not only good for high work, I used it only last week to get to the bottom of a Mahonia because it was the only way...
by sally wright
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Arrgh! Potato disaster.
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Dear Gill,
try looking at the symptoms for black leg.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Curried Courgette Soup
Replies: 7
Views: 9079

Dear Chez,
thankyou, I am chopping courgettes as we speak. I found it so good that I had to "ration" myself to make last years supply last until I could make some more. How sad is that!
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Hasta la Pista
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Dear Allen,
yes it is. I find it less watery and a better flavour than the normal veg spag and tivoli types. Perhaps not quite as spaghettish but it is very tasty. Good yielder too.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Potato 'Swift'
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Dear Monika,
try lady christl it's almost as early but the yield is good and they taste a lot better than swift. I have had them by June 10th without protection in Cambridge.
IMHO swift has been superseeded by better varieties which are just as early and much better.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Curried Courgette Soup
Replies: 7
Views: 9079

Curried Courgette Soup

Dear All, this is a question for those with long memories. I posted a recipe for curried courgette soup last year and I have lost my copy of it. I have 12lbs of courgettes to use so I need someone to post the ingredients list for me if anyone still has it. Both variations please. Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Hasta la Pista
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Dear Allen,
tried them last year but I did not care for them and have gone back to stripetti pajamas (fothergills?) which I had grown in previous years. They did not keep for as long as the sp's did either.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sales from a roadside stall
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Dear Peejo,
how about a notice saying "smile you're on television!"
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Garlic
Replies: 12
Views: 3506

Dear Pillbug, try chopped or sliced in white wine vinegar. Use new jars and lids (because of the acid the lids cannot be reused). Once opened it will keep for about a month in the fridge so use small jars. Lakeland limited sell small ones and the lids to fit them come separatly so you can buy more f...
by sally wright
Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Couldn't give a fig?
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Dear P/H, the figs will be ripe during the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August if it is an outdoor fig. The figs will change colour going to a brownish green and the hole at the end of the fig will enlarge, but the best indicator of ripeness is touch. The fig will go soft and fe...

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